EJOT UK backs innovation 06 May 2024

EJOT UK is supporting the 2023 Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) Awards dedicated to recognising and celebrating the very best examples of engineering innovation achieved through a collaborative approach. 

The fastening systems manufacturer is sponsoring the ‘Automotive’ category, a market sector the company serves in the UK and globally through its extensive range of advanced fastening systems and its ability to co-develop new joining technologies.

The ethos of the C2I Awards aligns perfectly with EJOT UK’s collaborative approach to R&D and customer support. Working closely with OEMs and component manufacturers makes it possible for EJOT to design the most effective fastening solutions required to address the challenges of today and in the future. Hence why collaboration is central to its continuous new product development programmes.

Some fastening systems that EJOT has developed collaboratively with customers have actually facilitated industry wide change, such as the EVO PT screw. This evolution to the Delta PT screw continues to raise the bar through its unique threadforming zone that provides a virtually constant torque over multiple installation depths within a single assembly.

Another fastening gamechanger was the EJOT ALtracs Plus self-tapping screw for light metal. This has enabled customers to achieve production cost savings and component optimisation goals across a wide range of joining applications, and today different variants of the screw are being deployed in a number of key areas of EV (electric vehicle) technology, most notably battery assemblies. 

Steve Wynn, UK sales manager for industrial fastening solutions at EJOT, said: “Collaboration is key to developing the best solutions to today’s engineering challenges, particularly in the automotive industry where the transition from conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) powered vehicles to hybrid and electric technologies, has succeeded by bringing together the best minds from across the sector and applying fresh ideas. EJOT has always advocated co-development to achieve optimised fastening solutions and we have seen numerous customers realise the benefits in the long-term.”

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Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

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