Company Profile

Tappex Thread Inserts Limited was incorporated in September 1956 by its founder the late Mr. Derrick Barnsdale. From very humble beginnings in a reclaimed agricultural building in Stratford-upon-Avon the company flourished and grew into the modern purpose built manufacturing plant it resides in today. Tappex Group also incorporates a Metal Pressings & Stampings Co. & subsidiaries in Sweden & Finland for Technical Sales & Distribution.

With 60+ years experience in the design and manufacture of Threaded Inserts for most Plastics, Woods, non-Ferrous Metals & now Composite materials, Tappex threaded fasteners are to be found amongst very diverse Industry applications & operating environments including: Automotive / Aerospace / Electronics / Industrials / Marine / Medical / Rail / Sub-Sea & even Satellite-Equipment applications. The company, now led by his son Tim Barnsdale, is one of the UK's most successful privately owned specialist fastener manufacturing companies, supplying globally, major OEMs and in turn, their bespoke supply chains. Tappex manufacture their own, and in the UK, globally recognised 'branded' thread inserts and completely understand their product capabilities; Tappex is an Engineering Co. not simply a 3rd-party reseller. / Trader. If the Threaded Insert has the Tappex name on it , then only Tappex have manufactured the product - beware of copies or imitations!

Mission Statement - Our purpose is to anticipate, influence, and satisfy the needs of our customers. This will be achieved by dedicated and competent employees maintaining high standards of quality and service, whilst attaining predetermined financial objectives.

Tappex prides itself on its Technical Advisory Service and its Team of Applications Engineers and technically qualified sales-staff have provided cost effective solutions for Threaded Insert applications across many diverse industries. It sees itself as a major resource for customers to solve fastening problems, both by design, quality & service rather than simply a fastener stockist.

An extensive range of Brass Threaded Inserts & Steel Threaded inserts have been designed & manufactured by Tappex including: 24 standard 'families' with many variations in sizes / geometries from now M1.4 to M30 (with Unified, & British Std. thread forms also); Tappex inserts are suitable for use in most grades of thermoplastic, thermoset, structural foam, woods and composite material(s) including carbon fibre. Tappex is able to offer also vision-sorted Threaded Inserts to ensure particular conformance to customers exacting requirements, please just ask for advice.

Tappex continued success isn't solely based on Thread inserts for plastics as Tappex also offers a range of Grooved pins(forged), Thread-forming screws(for Thermoplastics), Bulge-Control Rivet nuts (low yield force / wide grip range for soft & brittle Thermoplastic sheet) and more recently has developed a cold-formed male threaded studs known as SplayMould® for moulding-in with high torque / pull-out performance.

Confidentiality - We will respect customer confidentiality regarding their products, applications or future plans within the practical bounds of quotation and manufacture.

Special variants - Tappex will work with you to provide a Brass or Steel(s) Threaded insert to meet your more specifioc needs and has a prototype capability, in-house mechanical testing & hole designs , as appropriate.

Customer relationship - We aim to provide the right balance of technical and commercial support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership. Just give us a call, we're here to HELP YOU.

Pressavon Ltd - Subsidiary company of Tappex, est.1953, manufacture & supply of progression-tooled 'metal pressings, mechanical assemblies' & bespoke bracketry to the European Automotive / Brown-goods industries; provides 1st and 2nd tier manufacturing-supply services now from it's newly constructed modern UK-factory (2016). Read more...

Please call our Technical-sales team :  tel: +44 (0) 1789 206600

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