The new Santiago Bernabeu Stadium currently under construction in Madrid, the home of football team Real Madrid, is being held together with structural bolts supplied by Fast Trade, the business unit dedicated to the marketing and distribution of fasteners in the EMEA market of Fontana Gruppo.
Made in Brianza, Italy, the screws and bolts are from the Tecnosix structural line, which have been used in a number of complex but fascinating projects recently. “We are very honoured to see this architectural marvel take shape, which is made possible thanks to our products,” comments Jesus Herrera, general manager at Fast Trade.
“For this prestigious order we worked in collaboration with Horta Coslada, a leading Spanish company in the metal infrastructure sector, which we had already worked previously with on structures such as the Stade Vélodrome in Marseilles, the La Seine Musicale theatre in Paris and, recently, the railway bridge over the Mureş river in Romania.”
The Bernabeu project was launched last year and is nearing completion with the hope that spectators can soon return to the stadium in person. Once completed the stadium will be the first sports facility of its size with zero emissions.
This project is another example of Fast Trade’s growth, which continues through the traditional sales channels, through the many offices and representatives strategically distributed in the countries where it operates, but also, increasingly, through the online channel. “The eCommerce channel was recently relaunched with the introduction of new features, customisation possibilities, as well as an even more refined product search. By logging in to the customer area, users can proceed quickly and easily to choose and purchase the widest range of products available on the market,” comments Jesus. “Whether standard or special products, or at the specific request of the customer, the Fast Trade team is able to support the customer in finding the best solution for their needs.”
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