Tension Control Bolts acquires Disc-Lock Europe

Disc-Lock Europe, European distributor of the award-winning Disc-Lock Safety Wheel Nut, is to be acquired by UK owned, Tension Control Bolts Ltd (TCB), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of high strength, bolted systems for applications world-wide.

Wrexham-based Tension Control Bolts Ltd is a fast-growing company and supplies its products for a wide range of applications around the globe from bridge splice plates to beam-to-column connections and stadia roof trusses to rail switches and crossings.  TCB projects 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.

Comments Bob Hope, chairman of Disc-Lock Europe Ltd:  “I am delighted to be stepping down as chairman of Disc-Lock Europe Ltd after 28 years and handing the reins to Tension Control Bolts Ltd, a world leader in the field of bolted systems.  Although Disc-Lock Europe has been acquired by TCB it 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, managing director of Tension Control Bolts Ltd adds:  “We are very pleased to have acquired Disc-Lock Europe Ltd.  It is a well-established brand and a great fit with our existing business. Its range of Disc-Lock washers, nuts and wheel nuts provide a perfect match with our own existing product range of Tension Control Bolts.  We are looking forward very much to developing the business and taking it and its products further.”

From July 1, 2015 TCB senior sales engineer Gary Mason, will assume the day-to-day running of Disc-Lock Europe and the business will be based at TCB House, Clywedog Road South, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham. LL13 9XS, United Kingdom.

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