Henrob is nearing completion of a 24,000 square feet extension to its main manufacturing facility.
With demand for innovative self piercing rivets growing rapidly, Henrob continues to grow.
This recent extension includes the installation of a modern heat treatment facility and a further increase in fastener production capacity.
The self-piercing rivet technology was pioneered by Henrob of Flint in North Wales in 1985. As the technology was developed and refined by Henrob, the range of applications has grown to include automotive, washing machines, clothes dryers, steel house frames, road signs, air conditioning ducting, grain silos, electrical bus bars and water tanks.
Dick Elsy, director of product engineering at Jaguar Cars, described self-piercing rivets as a strong, assured mechanical joint; a robust process.
Self-piercing rivets are essential in the X350 (Jaguar XJ) because of difficulties associated with spot welding aluminium. At least 3,000 rivets will be required for each body, joining an array of materials.