Bak-Fin™ direct to distributors 02 January 2013

Baker & Finnemore (Bak-Fin™), the UK based manufacturer of Starlock® push on fasteners, has announced a major change in its distribution in Europe.

The Starlock® push on fastener is a precision pressing designed for applications where a quick, lightweight, permanent and efficient means of assembly is needed as a retainer on plain shafts of steel, plastic or non-ferrous material. The user simply pushes it on, with no grooving, threading or drilling. Supplied in spring and stainless steel in a variety of finishes Starlock® can also be supplied with a pre-assembled cap.

Baker & Finnemore had an exclusive distribution agreement for several European countries in place with BV Pressmetaal in the Netherlands, for many years, but it has now come to an end. Baker & Finnemore will now have direct contact with all its distributors. This important change will bring Starlock® European distribution in line with the Baker & Finnemore distribution policy for the rest of the world.

“Direct contact between manufacturer and distributor enables close liaison with the distributor and to the end user. This represents a huge improvement in customer service. All former distributors will continue to serve its customers.”

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.