CAMLOC® – 80 years of innovative engineering 12 March 2021

The Camloc® brand was originally established more than 80 years ago, starting out with a range of quick release fasteners. The product range has significantly expanded over the years and now offers latches, installation tooling and KEENSERTS® solid inserts.

Originally manufactured in the USA, in 1959, Camloc started selling quick release fasteners through a new location in Kelkheim, Germany. Later the same year the Kelkheim location also began manufacturing the Camloc range for the European market. Camloc now has more than 60 years of innovative engineering in Germany alone.

Camloc joined Fairchild in 1987. 15 years later, Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS), which was rebranded to Arconic in 2016 and now Howmet Aerospace, acquired Fairchild. This is how Camloc became known as Howmet Fastening Systems Fairchild Fasteners Europe - Camloc GmbH which is used to this day.

Camloc is a global leader of fastening solutions and the portfolio now includes quarter turn fasteners, draw latches and KEENSERTS solid inserts. Every product in the Camloc portfolio is designed to deliver superior application performance in a range of industries including automotive, truck and trailer, aerospace, rail, agriculture and solar and wind.

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.