Based in Birmingham, Forward Industrial Products Group is a global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fasteners, turned parts, plastic and rubber parts.
We began business in 1997, primarily as a distributor to a Midlands-based network of customers. Over the course of over 20 years’ experience in fastener supply, Forward have built strong global links and engaged key industry suppliers, ensuring our presence as a global distributor. We have formed trusted partnerships with companies across Europe, Taiwan, India and China. Today, we are one of the only UK-based cold forging manufacturers of male threaded fasteners.
The knowledge we have acquired over the course of our operation has formed the basis for the full-service manufacture, import and distribution of industrial fasteners, varied MRO solutions, integrated managed stores and fully-comprehensive services to the utilities industry.
Specialising in manufacturing and supplying safety-critical fasteners and turned parts exactly to a customer’s drawing, we have successfully supplied some of the largest manufacturing companies in the world, working with such companies as Cadbury’s, Sainsbury’s and Thames Water. We have experience in supplying for sectors such as automotive, aerospace, rail, power generation, infrastructure and the oil and gas markets; we have even supplied for the Ministry of Defence. Our customers range from one-site operations here in the UK to multi-site international companies all over the world.
Although we distribute standard fasteners, our true area of expertise is the manufacture and supply of safety-critical specialist fasteners and turned parts – bespoke to your drawings and engineering requirements.
We understand the demands of the manufacturing industry; as such, we can operate in a 24/7 environment, valuing the importance of every critical part in our customer’s final output. If a customer requires parts to be manufactured, existing parts to be sourced or a production line integration on the shop floor, Forward are the perfect partner.
We offer complete logistical design for your vendor management system to make sure that you get a system that works best for your business. It may be that you require bespoke racking or bins, or that you need timed deliveries to meet your production requirements to multiple workstations; in each case, we will develop a system that is tailored and right for your needs.
With software specifically designed for inventory management, we can offer everything from Direct Line Feed or bar-coding to EDI max/min stock levels, along with any performance indicators you need to help you do what you do best – focusing on your product.
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