Tension Control Bolts lands King’s Award for International Trade

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WREXHAM-headquartered manufacturer Tension Control Bolts Ltd (TCB) has this week been recognised by His Majesty The King.

TCB has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise in the International trade category.

The firm currently exports some 20 million bolts to over 30 countries around the world each year.

TCB provided some 1 million bolts to the New Safe Confinement, Chernobyl in Ukraine.

The firm has also supplied bolts to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Paris Olympic 2024 infrastructure.

TCB’s exports have increased by more than 700 percent in the last six years.

The company’s biggest export markets include the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, France, and Portugal.

The firm’s high-tech bolts are used in the construction of some of the world’s most iconic steel structures such as skyscrapers, football stadia, bridges, and nuclear power plants.

TCB has now supplied over 9 million bolts for wind turbines across the globe, making an important contribution to a greener future.

TCB also supply bolting assemblies for safety-critical infrastructure including rail track joints, and train and truck chassis.

The firm’s environmentally friendly coating called Greenkote® is longer lasting, harder wearing and more cost effective than conventional types of Zinc coating.

Greenkote® is approved by international motor manufacturers including General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, VW, and Audi.

TCB Managing Director Tim Stokes said: “We are thrilled to be recognised by His Majesty the King for our contribution to UK exports.

“We are a great trading nation. The UK is home to so many manufacturing companies shipping their goods to major infrastructure projects around the world. This is something as a country we should be incredibly proud of.

“I’d like to pay tribute to our dedicated staff who put in long hours to produce some of the most advanced bolts available on the market today.”