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GKN Screws and Fasteners

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Note: this is a sub-section of GKN

1962 As part of the reorganization of the company's activities concerning, nuts, bolts, screws, fasteners etc., a new company was formed GKN Bolts and Nuts; the existing Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds (Midlands) was renamed GKN Screws and Fasteners[1]

c1964 Introduced the Phillips Pozidriv recessed head screw, which replaced the older Phillips head in British industry within a year, an achievement which was said to set an example for Europe and USA[2]

1966 One of 7 groups in GKN after reorganisation; it included:

1975 GKN formed a new sub-group of the company called GKN Fasteners. This brought together GKN's European manufacturing units involved in fasteners, builders hardware and allied products[3]

1981 GKN Screws and Fasteners was one of many British companies which announced redundancies[4]

1982 Due to falling demand, the screws and fasteners division was merged with the fastener distribution business, trading under the name GKN Fasteners[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, December 18, 1962
  2. The Times May 5, 1965
  3. The Times February 19, 1975
  4. The Times February 25, 1981
  5. The Times, December 3, 1982