Issue: #145 January 2024


Will Lowry Content Director t: +44 (0) 1727 743 888
No need for a crystal ball 16 January 2024

Fastener + Fixing Magazine has been connecting the global fastener industry for 26 years and what has kept us as the leading title, is our ability to provide unique and exclusive insights that simply are not available anywhere else. Nowhere is this more apparent than in this January 2024 edition with our very special Janus Perspective.

Named after the Roman God ‘Janus’ – who had the ability to look to the future and to the past, and was often depicted with having two faces – this feature includes a wide cross section of global fastener business leaders from every facet of the industry, and from around the world, who give us their retrospective on 2023, as well as prospects and challenges for 2024.

Articles within the Janus Perspective cover a wide range of topics, including the challenges impacting the market, such as geopolitical issues, increased energy prices, high interest rates, overstock, and the slowdown in the market, as well as identifying priorities for the upcoming year – such as reshoring, sustainability, regulations – including CBAM, Artificial Intelligence, automation, as well as Industry 4.0.

The feature provides an overview of the sector that simply will not be found anywhere else, enabling our readers to confirm what they are already seeing and predicting in the market, as well as hopefully providing them with some extra information that could lead to potential opportunities.

With contributions from global corporations and leading businesses from the USA, Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and the UK – plus key insights on the US, Taiwanese, Chinese and Brazilian markets, the feature also underlines that Fastener + Fixing Magazine is truly a global publication – guaranteeing that the advertisers who support us are given as much exposure as possible.

This international reach is even underlined by our Cover Story for this issue, which focuses on PennEngineering® and how the company can meet customers’ needs thanks to its globally deployed capabilities, with 20 locations worldwide; its ability to provide locally produced parts – including Made in Europe for Europe; as well as its commitment to creating close collaborations with customers that lead to innovative solutions.

As always, we have a host of other articles and topics that are covered throughout the magazine, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to read this edition. Enjoy!