Forward started its business activities in 1997 as a distributor of fasteners.

In those days, our distribution network was limited to the Midlands. How times have changed! We now distribute to all corners of the world and can offer every type of logistical system to meet your needs.

Whether it is a single bag, pallet or complete container, direct line feed, inventory management or just scheduled deliveries, we can manage it. Couple our own manufacturing with our Global partnerships and you have a distribution network that proves to be extremely competitive and highly efficient.

Fasteners, rubber and metal – Forged, stamped, turned and pressed

Forward Industrial Products Group offer the complete service for the manufacture, import and distribution of fasteners, turned parts, plastic and rubber parts to our customers around the globe. We are proud to state that we are one of the last few cold forging manufacturers of male threaded fasteners in the UK, which complements our impressive overseas supply chain. Although we do distribute standard fasteners, our true area of specialism is the manufacture and supply of safety-critical special fasteners and turned parts – bespoke to your drawings and engineering requirements.

Tailored delivery system

We offer complete logistical design for your vendor management system to make sure that you get a system that works 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 to your needs. With computer 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 want to help you do what you do best.

Trusted global supply chain

Our trusted partnership manufacturing sites based in Europe, Taiwan, India and China have developed alongside us over several years. Although the number of manufacturers we deal with is small and succinct, we believe they are the best and that they fully understand and meet our high expectations. The majority of our manufacturers are exclusive to Forward. All have been rigorously audited for quality, capacity and infrastructure along with health and safety and their commitment to ethical business practices. All have either ISO 9001 or TS 16949.

What if the ship sinks? – Your insurance

As we have our own manufacturing facilities for both cold forging and turned parts that replicate our supply chain abroad we are prepare should the delivery of product be delayed, damaged or just plain sunk. At no extra cost, we will manufacture here in the UK to keep your production lines going until the problem has been rectified. No other distributors we know of can offer this, and often when our competitors’ product is delayed they will ask us to infill manufacture for them. Deal with Forward and you get a world-class manufacturer and global importer in one!

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