In 2004, Wrentham Steel Products was purchased by Phillips Screw Company and was renamed Wrentham Tool Products. Phillips Screw Company holds patents on several innovative recesses such as the POZIDRIV®, MORTORQ® Super and HEXSTIX®.
In July 2010, WTG purchased RICO and Astro® from PCC. RICO and Astro® are known around the world for their high quality industrial, automotive, and aerospace punches and associated tooling. As a result of this acquisition, Wrentham Tool Products was renamed Wrentham Tool Group. The close proximity of RICO/ Astro® allowed WTG to retain most of its highly skilled work force.
In April 2012, Wrentham acquired the Acument Pin Shop from Acument Global Technologies. The Acument Pin Shop was the primary manufacturing location for TORX®, TORX PLUS®, and TORX PLUS® AUTOSERT punches.
WTG states that its mission is to “provide world-class quality, value pricing and unparalleled customer service.” To achieve these goals WTG has dedicated significant financial and human resources to ensure success. WTG has expanded its product line to include the latest fastener recess innovations such as MORTORQ® Super, HEXSTIX® and TTAP®, as well as MOAC™ coating and Black Diamond Gages™. WTG also manufactures carbide and steel heading tools including hex inserts, hex pins, and trim dies.
Finally, WTG has increased stock levels and appointed sales agents in strategic locations around the world to better serve the customer and ensure continued expansion.
Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.
Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.