bigHead appoints new Distributor
bigHead appoints new distributor in Denmark & Norway
bigHead is pleased to announce the appointment of Icom Composites as its new distributor partner in Denmark & Norway. “We have seen a considerable increase in demand for our products from the Composite sector and as a result have appointed ICOM Composites. ICOM’s knowledge of composites and local technical support will enable us to service this growing market.” Martin Cowell, SD of bigHead goes on to explain; “Such partnerships represent a key part of bigHead’s strategic growth, improving international customers’ access to our products with high quality local support.”
ICOM Composites is a leading distributor of raw materials for the composites industry in Scandinavia since1990. Supplying customers with materials, know-how and support, the bigHead products complete their program from initial design to finished product.
bigHead appoints Technical Director
bigHead is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil James as Technical Director. Since joining bigHead in 2004 Phil has managed customer specific fastening solutions for bigHead customers.
Customer specific solutions are a vital part of bigHead’s service, making up for more than half bigHead’s sales. They require an in-depth technical knowledge combined with a commercial awareness and customer focus. “Phil has impressed customers, suppliers and colleagues alike with his expertise. His promotion to the board, and the creation of this new position, underlines bigHead’s commitment to bring the best technical solutions to its customers.”
bigHead’s MD, Matthew Stevens, goes on to explain; “Since 1966 we have made over 5,000 unique bigHead fasteners for customer applications. Making bigHeads locally in our UK factory means we are able to work closely with customers and respond quickly to their design needs. The creation of this new position and Phil’s appointment underlines the value we place on the technical service we offer customers”.
Phil James, Technical Director
bigHead Fasteners for Carbon Fibre panels
For several years the carbon fibre diffusers on Aston Martins have been attached with bigHead fasteners and bigBond adhesive. Discrete and very strong, the bigHead fasteners provide a unique solution.
Surface mounted on the inside of the diffuser the bigHeads are completely invisible, with no rivets or drill holes necessary. Due to the unique design of the perforated “Head”, the glue flows through the holes and hooks the fastener into position, achieving high stability and strength.
Of critical importance is the quality of the weld in the bigHead itself. If this is weak or inconsistent the fastener could break under stress. Every bigHead fastener is made at the bigHead factory in the UK and the weld integrity is tested in house on every production lot. Last year bigHead achieved the very low defect rates of 18ppm and with the recent introduction of lean manufacturing techniques this is expected to come down further. bigHead is a BMW approved supplier to Rolls Royce.
bigHeads come in 400 standard types with many head shapes and sizes to suit a wide variety of applications. They are also available with female fittings. Invented in 1966, more than 5000 customer specific bigHeads have also been designed and are in use in thousands of applications. To find out more phone +44 (0) 1202 574 601.