About us

Taylormade Fasteners are a small to medium sized family-owned company, based in the UK. TFL was founded in the Year 2000 by Andy Taylor – Forge Master and Paul Adshead – Engineer Extraordinaire. Over the past 19 years TFL have built a reputation based on high quality, speed of response and going that extra for the customer.

Our Team

We understand the world of fasteners can be technically overwhelming; team TFL have been hand-picked to ensure you receive the best possible service. Our friendly, personal and dedicated professionals have a passion for all things engineering backed up with a combined skill set of over 200 years of manufacturing experience.

Special Fasteners

Taylormade Fasteners Limited are an ISO 9001-2015 accredited UK manufacturer of Non-Standard Fasteners. We produce bespoke Bolts and Nuts to customer specifications in material sourced from European Mills. Special Fasteners in critical alloys, small to large sized diameters and lengths are our forte. We offer any head to shank combination and all bespoke bolting is accompanied with BSEN10204-3.1 Certification and full traceability guaranteed. Taylormade were originally established as a local Hot Forging subcontractor to the special fastener industry. Over the years we have increased our capacity by introducing a state of the art CNC machining section, a new 400 tonne Hot Forging press and gone on to incorporate a new quality system to ensure production runs efficiently and to schedule. On top of offering our sub-contract services we now work with world renowned companies offering prototypes, reverse engineered services and design advice along the way.

Hot Forging

Hot Forging is a manufacturing process involving the displacement of material using localised compressive forces. 90% of our Bolts are Hot Forged on site to increase the dynamic strength. This process has less wastage of material resulting in cheaper prices and reduced lead times. Hot Forging fasteners tends to be our preferred method of manufacturing and is what sets us apart from the competition. Since the arrival of the new 400 tonne Hot Forging press we now have the ability to forge carbon steels from as little as M6 right the way through to an impressive M100 by 2.5 meters long.

Bar Turning

Bar Turning is a manufacturing process involving the cutting and removal of material to complex shapes and thread forms, utilising various rotating machinery such as CNC Lathes, Capstans, Machining Centres, tools and Dies. Our CNC section is great for prototypes and small to large batch quantity’s. We are able to manufacture complete fasteners to technical drawings that can only be achievable through this manufacturing process. A new Haas VF2 Vertical Machining Centre, Haas ST-15 and a Star SR-32JII have recently been installed and welcomed as a step forward to a hassle free operation. Our Bar Turning size capacity ranges from M1 to M200!

Machined Components

Over the past 20 years requirements for machined components has increased dramatically on our shop floor and is now almost 40% of what we produce. Taylormade have the skill set and facilities to enable some of the most precision engineered components and quality turned parts to be manufactured. Super Duplex, Titanium, Inconel and Waspaloy are just some of the materials we machine in the form of prototype, components and assemblies for a range of industries including Oil & Gas, Marine, Defence, Renewables and Aerospace.