A Wolverhampton company that supplies the nuclear, naval and petrochemical industries with fail-safe fasteners has invested £120,000 in a new coatings plant, which is expected to save the company money and create jobs.
BST Supplies has spent six months phasing in its new PTFE coatings unit at its Zenith site in Fordhouse Road, Bushbury, during a period when the firm was also working towards achieving environmental standard ISO 14001.
Joint directors Tony Lawless and Stuart Mee said: “Our new in-house coatings plant will ensure that our products have the anti-corrosion and anti-gaulling security that is required.
“The process also stops the encroachment of sea life growth.”
The various fasteners supplied by the company are colour and uniquely coded to ensure that they can be correctly identified even when they are in sub-sea service.
BST Supplies manufactures precision special fasteners, threaded and machined components, often in small to medium or prototype-sized batches.
The company supplies the petrochemical, nuclear and naval industries and government bodies.