A history of Star Fasteners and the Huck brand

Star Fasteners HuckBolt and specialist fastener distributor
The UK’s leading distributor of Huck Fasteners

For more than 60 years, the business Lou Huck founded and the fasteners he designed are still solving the problem of coping with extreme stress and vibration, providing strength and facilitating lighter, stronger, more durable structures. Today the product range based on his original design has evolved to include both small and large diameter fasteners, medium and heavy-duty blind fasteners and associated installation tooling.

The Huck fastener range is used where high structural strength is required. Offering a clean and safe alternative to welding and a more efficient fastening method than standard nuts and bolts, Huck Fasteners offer benefits which other fastening methods cannot, including quick and easy installation, elimination of re- checking/replacement, and ultimately cost reductions. Each Huck fastener has its own unique characteristics ensuring that there is a product for every application. Huck Fasteners are used in many industrial markets including truck, trailer, automotive, HVAC, bus, coach, portable buildings, agricultural machinery, green energy and rail.

Through decades of experience working closely with major manufacturers from a myriad of markets, Howmet, the manufacturer of the Huck fastening system, has developed the capability to engineer and produce special parts to meet specific fastening requirements. As Howmet’s largest UK distributor, Star Fasteners has extensive experience working with customers on a global scale and have successfully worked with some of the world’s leading businesses to develop unique and cost-effective solutions to fastening problems.

Star Fasteners have been specialists in the sales of Huck Fasteners for over 30 years. From their base in Pinxton, Nottinghamshire, Star Fasteners provide a speedy, reliable and personal service that customers have come to rely on. Service includes the supply, hire and maintenance of a range of hand hydraulic and pneumatic installation equipment. An excellent range of tooling spares is stocked as standard to ensure a quick and reliable repair service.

When it comes to distribution, Star Fasteners offer the full package. As well as being one of Europe’s largest stockists of Huck fasteners and tooling, a full range of rivets, threaded inserts and screws are also available. Star fasteners have many years of application knowledge and experience and are happy to offer technical advice and support. With many added-value services, such as bespoke in-house powder coating application and vendor managed inventory, Star Fasteners can take the uncertainty out of fastener selection and the inventory management process.

Star Fasteners philosophy is based on principles of quality and service. The stocking of fasteners from quality assured sourced ensures that demands for high quality, reliable products are met.

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