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Fastener & Turned Part Vendor Management

Forward started its business activities in 1997 as a distributor of fasteners.

In those days our distribution network was limited to the Midlands. How times have changed! We now distribute to all corners of the world and can offer every type of logistical system to meet your needs.

Whether it is a single bag, pallet or complete container, direct line feed, inventory management or just scheduled deliveries we can manage it.

Couple our own manufacturing with our Global partnerships and you have a distribution network that proves to be extremely competitive and highly efficient.

What do we supply?

What do we supply?

Forward Industrial Products Group offer the complete service for the manufacture, import and distribution of fasteners, turned parts, plastic and rubber parts to our customers around the Globe. We are proud to state that we are one of the last few cold forging manufacturers of male threaded fasteners in the UK which complements our impressive overseas supply chain Although we distribute standard fasteners our specialism is in the manufacture and supply of safety critical special fasteners and turned parts to your drawings and engineering requirements.
How do we supply?

How do we supply?

We offer complete logistical design for your vendor management system to make sure that you get a system that works for your business. It may be that you require bespoke racking or bins, or that you need timed deliveries to meet your production requirements to multiple workstations, we will develop a system that is tailored to your needs. With computer software specifically designed for inventory management we can offer everything from Direct Line Feed , bar-coding, EDI max/min stock levels along with any performance indicators you want to help you do what you do best - manufacture!
Where do we source from?

Where do we source from?

Our trusted Partnership manufacturing sites are based in Europe,Taiwan, India and China have been developed with us over a long period of time. Although the number of manufacturers we deal with is small and succinct we believe they are the best and that they fully understand and meet our high expectations. The majority of our manufacturers are exclusive to Forward All have been rigorously audited for quality, capacity and infrastructure along with health and safety and their commitment to ethical business practices. All have either ISO 9001 or TS 16949
What if the ship sinks?

What if the ship sinks?

As we have our own manufacturing facilities for both cold forging and turned parts that replicate our supply chain abroad, should the delivery of product be delayed, damaged or just plain sunk we can manufacture at no extra cost here in the UK to keep your production lines going until the problem has been rectified. No other distributors we know of can offer this and often when our competitors product is delayed they will ask us to infill manufacture for them. Deal with Forward and you get a world class manufacturer and global importer in one!
Who are our customers?

Who are our customers?

We are very privileged to be supplying some of the largest manufacturing companies in the World. Whilst much of our business is automotive and original equipment manufacture we also enjoy an ever increasing market share in the aerospace, Rail, Power generation, Infrastucture, Ministry of Defence and oil and gas markets. Our customers range from a one site operation here in the UK to multi-site International Operations thoughout the World.
Quality overview

Quality overview

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” ― Henry Ford
Quality is paramount at Forward. With massive investment in our state of the art inspection lab and optical sort machines to continual monitoring of our KPI’s on parts per million we take quality very seriously and make sure that our suppliers do too. From the initial APQP with our quality engineers we can offer warranty, ISIR and full PPAP level 3 and all our products can be fully traceable all the way back to the raw material.
Our biggest assets - our staff

Our biggest assets - our staff

Whether it is the person who handles your first call or the operative who picks the product to be delivered to you we realise that our greatest asset is our staff who make it all happen. All of our staff are trained in their respective roles and understand what it takes to be the best in their field and to grow with and contribute to our continued success.


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Contact Details

Forward Industrial Products Group
Unit 2
Tyseley Business Park
Wharfdale Road
West Midlands
B11 2DF

Telephone +44 (0) 121 707 2555

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