Safety wheel nut – new devlopments

The European distributor of the Disc-Lock safety wheel nut, Disc-Lock Europe has been acquired by UK owned Tension Control Bolts.

Wrexham-based Tension Control Bolts (TCB) manufactures and distributes high strength, bolted systems for applications world wide.

From bridge splice plates to beam-to-column connections and stadia roof trusses to rail switches and crossings, the projects of this fast growing company have included the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the Shard of Glass in London, Heathrow Airport – Terminal Five, the main stadia for the London 2012 Olympics and Paddington Station, London.

On 1st July, TCB senior sales engineer Gary Mason assumed the day-to-day running of Disc-Lock Europe from TCB House in Wrexham.

Bob Hope, chairman of Disc-Lock Europe said: “After 28 years, I’m delighted to be stepping down as chairman and handing the reins to TCB, a world leader in the field of bolted systems. As Disc-Lock Europe will continue to operate in its own right as a company, existing customers will not encounter any disruption to the normal service. Indeed, I will continue to be involved for the foreseeable future to ensure a smooth transfer of responsibilities.”

Tim Stokes, TCB managing director added: We’re very pleased to have acquired Disc-Lock Europe. Its range of Disc-Lock washers, nuts and wheel nuts provide a perfect match with our own existing product range.”