More than 125 years of entrepreneurial spirit and continuous innovation
Nedschroef has been continuously engaged in the production of fasteners for more than a century. The original company activity, the production of rivets for the shipbuilding industry, was started in Helmond in 1894 by Hendrik van Thiel at the same location where Nedschroef Helmond BV still operates. From 1894 till 1987 the company was owned and managed by the members of Van Thiel family.
In the second half of the 20th century the company gradually switched to a high-quality product range for other customers like the automotive industry. From 1990 the group expanded by making several take-overs.
The tooling activity (now SMF Tools BV) also grew from the fasteners production activity.
In 1987 Nedschroef Holding became a stock exchange listed company (Euronext, Amsterdam).
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary, Nedschroef Holding received the Royal warrant in 1994, entitling it to use the ‘Koninklijke’ predicate in the company name.
In May 2007 Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding was taken over by Nedfast Holding BV (55% Gilde, 30% Parcom and 15% Top Management). After 20 years the listing on the Amsterdam Stock Exhange came to an end.
|1894||Establishment of the ‘Hendrik van Thiel’ company at the Kanaaldijk in Helmond.|
|1949||Establishment of Nedschroef Octrooi Maatschappij, later renamed Nedschroef Holding.|
|1962||Establishment of the machine factory in Belgium: Nedschroef Herentals NV.|
|1981||Establishment Nedschroef Corporation in the USA (assets sold in 2011)|
Acquisition of FCF Europa (became Nedschroef Weert BV), the company is now integrated in Nedschroef Helmond BV.
|1987||Listing on Amsterdam Stock Exchange.|
|1990||Acquisition of Vereinigte Schrauben Werke (Germany). This became|
Nedschroef Altena GmbH, Nedschroef Fraulautern GmbH and Nedschroef Lebach GmbH (assets sold in 2009).
|1992||Acquisition of Lamson & Sessions (Germany) this became Nedschroef Plettenberg GmbH and Nedschroef Langeskov APS.|
|1994||Separation of tool activities in independent company, Nedtool BV, which was merged with SMF into SMF Tools BV.|
|1994||Nedschroef Holding BV received royal warrant.|
|1996||Establishment of Nedschroef Fasteners BV (Netherlands), a trading company for the Benelux market.|
|1996||Establishment of Nedschroef Detroit Corporation (USA), a trading company for the sales of machines of Nedschroef Herentals.|
|1996||Acquisition of ECDI, a French trading company, now named Nedschroef Fasteners SAS.|
|1996||Acquisition of Westbult, a Swedish trading company, now called Nedschroef Fasteners AB.|
|1997||Acquisition of tooling company SMF in Helmond. This company was merged with Nedtool BV and is now called SMF Tools BV.|
|1997||Acquisition of Chaney & Bull, a British trading company now called Nedschroef Fasteners Ltd.|
|1998||Acquisition of trading company Handimex in Sweden. This company was integrated in Nedschroef Fasteners BV.|
|1998||Acquisition of trading company Elnor in Spain, now called Nedschroef Fasteners Spain SA.|
|2000||Acquisition of trading company Famik in France. This company was integrated in Nedschroef Fasteners SAS.|
|2000||Acquisition of production company SBT (bolts) in Berlin, Germany, now called Nedschroef Berlin (daughter company of Nedschroef Fraulautern GmbH.|
|2000||Acquisition of production company (heavy bolts) National Bolts in Johannesburg, South Africa. This company was renamed Nedschroef Johannesburg (Pty) Ltd. The company was sold in 2009.|
|2003||Establishment of trading company Nedright Technology GmbH, a joint venture company with 5 Japanese partners of which Nedschroef owns a 55% share.|
|2006||Establishment of trading company Nedschroef Fasteners Trading (Jiashan) Co. Ltd. in China.|
|2006||Acquisition of the assets of Gloerfeld GmbH (Germany). These were integrated in Nedschroef Plettenberg GmbH.|
|2006||Acquisition of trading company Sanz Teremig Industrial SL in Spain. This company was integrated in Nedschroef Fasteners Spain SA.|
|2006||Acquisition of production company (mainly bolts) Ferré Plana SA in Spain. This company was renamed Nedschroef Barcelona SA.|
|2007||Establishment of trading company Nedschroef Bratislava SRO in Slovakia.|
|2007||Takeover of Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding BV by Nedfast Holding BV (a privately owned company).|
|2007||End of listing on Amsterdam Stock Exchange.|
|2008||Establishment of trading company Nedschroef Brasov in Romania.|
|2009||Establishment of trading company Nedschroef Fasteners Poland in Poland.|
|2009||Sale of Nedschroef Johannesburg (South Africa).|
|2011||Sale of production facility Nedschroef Lebach (Germany).|
|2013||Establishment of Nedschroef Fasteners (Kunshan) Co. Ltd. In China.|
|2014||Establishment of Nedschroef Aviation Fasteners GmbH in Germany|
|2014||Nedschroef and Shanghai Prime Machinery Company Limited (PMC) successfully complete the merger.|
|2015||Nedschroef successfully acquired two new plants in Beckingen & Schrozberg.|
|2017||Acquisition of CP Tech GmbH (Germany).|