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NEWS

Fastener + Fixing Technology focuses on India

Fastener + Fixing Publishing Director Jamie Mitchell announced the launch of a new Technology magazine at the recent Fastener Fair Stuttgart.

fastener buyers in key Indian growth industries,” Jamie Mitchell said. “These include automotive and other transport engineering, electronic and electrical manufacturing, machinery, power generation, civil engineering and construction.” The new magazine will be edited by Will Lowry, extending his current responsibilities as deputy editor of Fastener + Fixing Magazine.

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“Fastener + Fixing Technology will be distinctive in having a readership of technical, commercial and production managers sourcing and using fasteners and fixings in these industries. Editorial content will, therefore, be strongly application oriented, supported by updates on product developments and news from companies supplying or interested in supplying the Indian fastener market.” “We will be carefully evaluating the response to the first issue,” explained Jamie Mitchell, “but anticipate Fastener + Fixing

Technology developing as a quarterly print publication, which will also be available online in digital format. It will be supported by an active web presence to further expand its circulation, initially in India but depending on interest potentially in other significant fastener usage markets.”

Ferroforma exhibitor numbers crash again

Ferroforma, the hardware fair staged every two years in Bilbao, Northern Spain, has announced that “almost 500 firms” from 26 countries have committed to exhibit 23rd

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hat total compares with 776 companies at the 2009 show, in turn a shadow of the 2007 event, which filled all six halls at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre with 1,314 exhibiting companies. 51% of the 2011 participants

will come from outside Spain – 31% from the rest of Europe, 5% from the Americas and 15% from Asia. Judged on the exhibitor list now available at the

Ferroforma website fastener industry involvement has also diminished substantially. Confirmed exhibitors include Bossard Spain, Fabory Portugal, Vipa Hispania, Fastenex (the association of small Spanish producers), Pecol from Portugal, Norma Iberia and a handful of other Spanish fastener suppliers. Other major Spanish names such as Index, Chavesbao, ABC Spain, Celo and Panelfisa do not appear on the list. The Bilbao Exhibition Centre has been energetic

in campaiging to potential exhibitors with a “policy of reasonably prices and new forms of financing”. Ferroforma and Bricoforma have also been thrown open to user visitors and BEC is extending special packages to international visits and also for trade specialist visitors that include accommodation, meals, parking and accreditation at “highly attractive prices”. The event will also include seminars for hardware specialists and users of tools and other hardware products, featuring presentations, round tables, and case studies of successful hardware businesses and demonstration contests for vehicle repair shops and specialist installers.

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iPod reward for spotting rivet

Rivco Ltd, a distributor of Huck® fasteners, blind rivets,

rivet nuts and associated setting tools, has announced that the winner of its first Christmas calendar 2011 prize was Rob Haycock form Mettex Fasteners Limited, Newcastle Under Lyme.

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ob is pictured receiving his iPod touch and docking station from Maureen Edwards, Rivco’s sales office manager. The Christmas calendar competition involved entrants spotting a rivet set in the photographic landscape calendar pictures

of the town of Bewdley. Rivco received over 100 replies, with entrants using a form on

Rivco’s website to enter the competition. “Although we had over 100 replies, only 28 were completed

correctly,” explains Steve Auld, managing director at Rivco. “We sent all the calendars to our customers and suppliers and we had entries from all over Europe, Asia and indeed the Middle East. We would like to thank all the other contestants who entered the prize draw and we hope Rob enjoys listening to his new iPod touch.”

he first issue of Fastener + Fixing Technology will be available at Fastener Fair – India, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai 16th

-17th April 2011. Copies will be distributed to visitors

attending both Fastener Fair India and BLECH India, alongside which the fastener show will run. “Circulation of additional copies will be carefully targeted to designers, engineers and

Fastener + Fixing Magazine • Issue 68 March 2011

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