The Story of the Blind Bolt Company
The Blind Bolt story has been running for 8 years now. It started in Gloucestershire, UK. More specifically, it started in a potting shed at the bottom of a garden. It was here that we began to address the problem of how to attach a bracket to a box section. It took us a while and a few false starts but eventually we came up with the solution.
That solution was the blind bolt, an entirely new form of fixing. Like all the best solutions, it’s simultaneously simple and highly ingenious. A metal bar is threaded at one end. It has a slot at the other end, fitted with a toggle which pivots put and holds it in place. It’s as effective as it is convenient, fixing perfectly whether it’s used horizontally or vertically. Our clients value the Blind Bolt because it’s so easy to utilise. It boils down to three easy steps – drill, rotate and tighten. No welding gear or other specialised tools or equipment are required, making the Blind Bolt the perfect solution when dealing with restricted access or working at height. When you use the Blind Bolt you work quickly without compromising results, and, as anyone involved in construction or engineering knows, saving time means saving money.
Blind Bolts come in a range of sizes, from M8 to M24 in diameter. All bolts are manufactured from High Tensile Steel. If a bolt is to be exposed to corrosive elements then we offer a Magni 560 type coating as an option. This protects the bolt from salt spray for an estimated 1,000 hours. For additional peace of mind, some sizes of bolt are available in highly corrosion resistant A4 Stainless Steel.
A true measure of the success of Blind Bolts can be gauged by the many high profile engineering and construction projects which have made use of them. These include:
- The Bull Ring Project in Birmingham - the largest building project in Europe
- The new multi-million pound Walks Shopping Centre in Basingstoke
- The Toyota Factory in Derby
- Leeds railway station
- The Equinox Project, Glasgow
- Tay Bridge
Network Rail, which owns and operates the rail infrastructure throughout the UK, has approved the use of Blind Bolts on rail tracks handling trains running at speeds of up to 125mph. They have also been used by Shell UK Ltd., British Waterways and BP/Amoco Oil Production Co.
We’re extremely proud of the quality and diversity of the people and businesses that have opted to make use of Blind Bolts. We recognise that it’s a choice driven by the unique combination of low costs and high performance.
We currently produce more Blind Bolts than ever thanks to increased demand, and supply them to an ever-wider selection of industries which utilise them for a growing number of applications.