Black Country firm, Hague Fasteners has celebrated moving into its new home by securing £300,000-worth of new contracts.
Hague Fasteners, which has recently been awarded ISO9001:2015, is on course for a record year after winning work to supply specialist products to the oil and gas, petrochemical and growing construction sectors.
The 25% surge in orders comes at an ideal time for the business after recently completing a move to a larger factory in Willenhall, a site which more than triples its production capacity to 8,500 sqft.
Located on Monmer Close, the new premises has benefitted from significant investment on installing purpose built offices and conference rooms, new flooring in the workshop and creation of a dedicated inspection and despatch area.
Jon Hague, who runs the firm with his wife Claire, explained: “We had reached bursting point at our old site, so knew 2017 was always going to be the year we made a move.
“Our factory now boasts more CNC machines and is laid out in cells to help improve efficiency. This is just the start; we’ve got exciting plans to add further new technology to the shopfloor and expect to take on six new people between now and the end of the year – some of whom could be apprentices.”
Hague Fasteners was formed in 1971 by the late John Hague (the father of the current MD) and has been manufacturing in the Black Country for more than four decades.
The UK manufacturer produces specialist fasteners, headed bolts, studs, nuts and milled components in a wide range of high integrity materials and critical nickel alloys.
It has built an enviable reputation for supplying products you can’t get off the shelf in small to medium batch quantities, from single prototypes through to 10, 25 and 50 part runs.
Claire continued: “We have a lot of repeat business as our customers like the level of service we provide and our ability to provide technical fasteners quickly, in sizes ranging from 3mm to 200mm in diameter.
“Our bolts, fasteners and pins get used in a wide range of applications. In the last year alone, we’ve supplied to a blockbuster film, high profile sport stadiums and one of the world’s most prominent buildings.”
Hague Fasteners is proving a family affair with the couple’s two eldest sons now an important part of the business.
Jack Hague (19) has been with the firm for two years, working in all parts of the company before settling into a technical/project planning role. He’s joined by his younger brother Tom (17), who is currently working in production scheduling and inspection. Third son, Max, is expected to join the firm before the end of 2017.