25 years ago HECO-Schrauben launched the MULTI-MONTI®-plus screw anchor, which enables low driving torque and expansion free connections. Today, still ‘Made in Germany’, HECO is adding a new stainless steel variant to the range.
This new MULTI-MONTI®-plus in A4 stainless steel grade is suitable for demanding weather conditions that place a high demand on fasteners. “Be it for fastening railings, post holders, awnings, solar systems or fireplaces, the new addition to the range is proving to be a safe solution,” comments Frank Hofer, product manager at HECO-Schrauben GmbH & Co KG.
The screw anchor also features an extra hard black phosphated BlackCut function tip, which offers some special advantages including an optimal undercut, better positioning and low insertion torque. This allows the screw anchor to be anchored securely.
The MULTI-MONTI-plus is also available in HCR stainless steel, which is ideal for use in transport infrastructure, particularly tunnel structures. The complete MMS-plus range comes in 6mm to 20mm diameters and the variants from 10mm up to 20mm have additional seismic approval. The approvals also cover use in masonry under fire load. Furthermore, MULTI-MONTI-plus is also certified for use in solid lime sand brick, perforated lime sand brick, and lightweight concrete. General type approval Z-21.1-2103 is available for anchoring in masonry.
Manufactured at its production site in Schramberg in the Black Forest, this newly launched variant of MULTI-MONTI-plus
screw anchor adds to HECO’s extensive range of screw and fixing systems for wood construction, concrete and metal applications, as well as for heavy-duty fixings.
The company currently employs 400 people and has a production area spanning 20,000m2. Founded in 1888, over the last 130 years the business’ strength has been building on its experience and developing in-depth knowledge of production to produce the highest quality fixing solutions. Today, HECO has over 2,800 products on stock permanently, which can be shipped the same day. Its wide range of production capabilities mean it can produce chipboard screws from diameter 2.5mm to 5mm; wood construction screws from diameter 6mm to 13mm – with a length of 1,000mm; as well as concrete screws with a diameter from 5mm to 20mm.
Products are stored in HECO’s modern logistics centre, which is only a few hundred metres from its headquarters in Schramberg. “The needs of our customers over recent years have changed, with them wanting smaller deliveries in a shorter time frame. They were reducing their stock, and they were expecting us to carry their stock for them,” says Andreas Hettich, head of marketing at HECO. “Due to the lack of space, we were being constrained in our capabilities. We therefore decided to set-up a new logistics centre and reorganise our logistics.”
The new logistics centre is 25,000m2 and has capacity for 5,000 pallets and 60,000 outer cartons. It also offers fully automatic running to reduce the amount of manual handling required when sending out orders.
“The logistics centre is state of the art, which is very important for our development in the future. We are now able to react to shorter delivery times and smaller orders to meet customers’ demands. Plus, with the new processes and space we can focus on the needs and wishes for the medium and longer future.”
“We are extremely proud of our history as a German manufacturer, as well as our extensive range of quality leading products,” comments Andreas. “We have established HECO as one of the leading brands for the professional end user, which we supply through distribution partners worldwide, either in the form of exclusive sales points or reliable sales partners. Our core markets in Europe are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France and the UK.”
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