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Hague Fasteners – Covid Operating Status

Current Protocol – Level 3

ProductionFully Operational On Site
AdministrationFully Operational On Site
Material Supply ChainSlightly Delays From Europe
Subcontracted Heat TreatmentLargely unaffected
Outsourced UKAS TestingLargely unaffected
Subcontracted Specialist CoatingsLargely unaffected
Tranport & LogisticsLargely unaffected
Last Updated – 16th April 2021

50 Years Of Special Fasteners


2021 sees a massive milestone in Hague Fasteners history, 50 years of Special Bolting Production in the heart of the Black Country. 

In 1971, our founder and former Chairman, John Hague, moved from his roots in Yorkshire to the West Midlands and started his new Company to supply industry with on time manufactured bolting with hotshot delivery times. 

There have been many changes to the business & methods through the years but there always remains focus on providing the very best in Customer Service as the core principal. 

Hague Fasteners now operate in their custom refitted production facility just a few miles from their humble roots. A true family business that is now driven by son Jon Hague and his wife Claire along with their three sons Jack, Tom & Max, the 2nd & 3rd generation of Hagues’, the true “Craftsmen in Fasteners”. 

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Covid 19 – 5th January 2021 Update – Lockdown 3

Hague Fasteners are open and fully operational following the latest last minute announcement by the UK Government.

Protocol as at 5th January 2021 – Level 3

Production Fully Operational
Administration Covid secure bubble fully operational on site.
Critical Supply Chain Largely unaffected
Transport & Logistics Largely unaffected

Our focus remains on protecting the wellbeing of our employees and their familiess whilst maintaining as close as possible to a normal service for our clients and customers.

Following the implementation of yet another National Lockdown in England, Hague Fasteners remain fully operational with a safe and secure environment for our Production Staff.

In addition, Hague Fasteners have an Emergency Response Team that is established and will act, depending on any change to internal alert level. Hague Fasteners will respond based on the action plan that has been established for the wellbeing of employees and their families, the continuous procurement of products and services, and business continuity.

Whilst ever possible and for the foreseeable future Hague Fasteners will continue to operate within these guidelines and will make every effort to maintain contractual agreements until this decision is taken out of our control.

If you are seeking an update please revert to the news section of our website as we will look to minimise non-emergency communication should our operating level change in the future. Our current operational status and Covid situation will be updated daily here.

We hope you and your families, colleagues and friends remain safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.

Covid Update – 16th November 2020

We are pleased to report that our administritive side of the business is now returning to work following the observing of a period of isolation.

Any disruption caused by the short implementation of our Emergency Covid Protocol is being prioritised to eliminate any delays and/or recover lost time to the small number of clients affected by the preventative actions taken to protect our workforce and their families.

Our production facility is also operating at normal levels again following the activation of Staff Testing earlier this month.

We thank you again for your due consideration. We are all working in unprecedented times and we appreciate the good wishes and understanding.

Covid update – 9th November 2020

Hague Fasteners have implemented an emergency protocol to manage a localised Covid infection within our administration department. 

Our facility closed in full for a short time from Friday 6th November following a notification of a staff member developing symptoms who had been at work earlier that week. 

Following risk review the administration side of the business will remain closed for a short time with limited remote operation being implemented to help manage any disruption. 

The production side of the business has not had contact with any potential infection and all staff have been excluded from work pending a negative Covid Test. All staff have now sought a test and are returning to work once they have confirmation they are Covid free. 

We are confident that the provisions taken will ensure the very best in risk elimination and will enable us to provide a Covid Safe & Secure environment for our on site workers. 

Our prime focus is on the well-being and health of our staff and we send our best wishes to those affected by this pandemic. 

It is unfortunately inevitable that the provisions taken may have a delaying effect on some of our delivery obligations, we are working hard to minimise this impact and would like to thank our Suppliers and Clients for their understanding during these unprecedented times. 

All efforts are be focused on the speedy recovery of the operation and the ongoing safety of our staff. 

Covid 19 – 2nd Lockdown Coronavirus Update

Covid19

Hague Fasteners continues to closely monitor and manage the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic fully supporting the guidelines and advice from the UK Government and Worldwide health experts and organisations.

A full and complete Covid Risk Assessment is in place to ensure the continuing day to day manufacturing in support of Global Critical Infrastructure projects, we are committed to:-

Protecting the wellbeing of our employees and their families as a primary focus.

Considering the potential for the impact on society by making responsible decisions to support the prevention and / or containment of the situation.

Making every effort to continuously provide the services and products required by our customers.

Following the implementation of the 2nd Lockdown in England, Hague Fasteners remain fully operational and we rigorously follow all developing and changing guidelines based on announcements made by the World Health Organization (WHO), HM Government and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and on the status of any infection within Hague Fasteners.

In addition, Hague Fasteners have an Emergency Response Team that is established and will act, depending on any change to internal alert level. Hague Fasteners will respond based on the action plan that has been established for the wellbeing of employees and their families, the continuous procurement of products and services, and business continuity.

Whilst ever possible and for the foreseeable future Hague Fasteners will continue to operate within these guidelines and will make every effort to maintain contractual agreements until this decision is taken out of our control.

Hague Fasteners will, as far as reasonably practicable, continue to keep all communication on the current situation with its suppliers, client base and Employees while maintaining that the emergency protocol is in place.

If you are seeking an update please revert to the news section of our website as we will look to minimise non-emergency communication should our operating level change in the future. Updates will be posted as and when needed.

We hope you and your families, colleagues and friends remain safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.

COVID19 – A Brave New World

As the UK slowly starts to ease the Covid19 Lockdown Quarantine and begins to see a greater movement of people within society as more and more businesses are encouraged to re-open, we further reinforce our modified working practises to protect our staff and personnel.

From the onset of the UK’s Coranavirus Lockdown at the end of March 2020, we were asked to maintain and increase our commitment to supporting Medical infrastructure projects along with critical industry sectors such as Defence Fasteners, Bolting for the Chemical industry, Civil Engineering Bolt & Nut assembilies, Critical Nuclear Components, Turbine Bolting and Special Fasteners for Power Genration and Energy Sectors, along with Precision made parts for Health, Food, Space, Transport and Water industries.

All of the Staff, Employees and Directors here at Hague Fasteners made a commitment to support the critical needs of this Country, and indeed the World, by taking the more difficult option of actually leaving the safe isolation of their homes to come to work and ensure we are able to deliver to these critical projects and keep critical industry operating during the unprecedented Coronavirus Global Pandemic.

This hard work and commited efforts must now continue as the Country slowly returns to a little more normality, this ‘Brave New World’ needs vigilance as we seek to protect ourselves and each other.

Strict controls on working conditions, cleanliness, staff monitoring and vistitor restrictions will continue to be adhered to. This will ensure we are able to maintain as close to ‘normal’ production and supply as possible as we become acquanted with this Brave New World.

We are constantly reviewing and adjusting our practices and environment on a fluid basis and to control the spread of the Coronavirus in support of the new Test and Trace policy being implemented by the Government. For the protection of all, we will not be accepting any visitors on to site for the forseeable future but are more than happy to meet via remote video or other methods until such a time comes when our Brave New World is rid of any risk to us all.

We thank the continued support from our Supply chain and the commitment from our loyal Customers, we are blessed to work alongside some of the finest Companies and people across our sectors. Please stay safe during these times and look after the special people in your lives.

Hague Fasteners Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hague Fasteners is closely monitoring the situation regarding to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are taking all immediate measures based on Hague’s business continuity approach to risks of this nature, including:

  • Protecting the wellbeing of our employees and their families as a primary focus.
  • Considering the potential for the impact on society by making responsible decisions to support the prevention and / or containment of the situation.
  • Making every effort to continuously provide the services and products required by our customers.

Hague Fasteners is rigorously following guidelines based on announcements made by the World Health Organization (WHO), HM Government and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and on the status of any infection within Hague Fasteners. In addition, Hague Fasteners will respond based on action plans that have been established for the wellbeing of employees and their families, the continuous manufacturing, procurement of products and services, and business continuity.

For the foreseeable future Hague Fasteners will continue to operate within these guidelines and will make every effort to maintain contractual agreements until this decision is taken out of Hague Fasteners’ control.

Hague Fasteners will, as far as is reasonably practicable, continue to keep all communication on the current situation with its suppliers, client base and Employees while maintaining that an emergency protocol is in place.

PED Fasteners

Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU Annex I, Section 3.1 and 4.3 (PED) Fasteners

Hague Fasteners are pleased to present their registration certificate following the Audit and Approval of their allied ISO9001:2015 QMS and in accordance with the additional requirements and material controls endorsed by the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU Annex I, Section 3.1 and 4.3. for the supply of critical PED Fasteners.

Hague Fasteners manufacture extensively for many critical industries, such as Pressure Vessels, Subsea Bolting, Offshore Oil & Gas, Chemical, Construction and Nuclear to name but a few, and the reassurance with regard to their material controls ensures full compliance with the stipulations of the current Pressure Equipment Directive. Only the very best Quality Sourced and fully traceable Mill materials are utilised in PED released bolting projects, eliminating all risks that much of the Bolting and Engineering Sectors are plagued with due to cheap and inferior bolting grades flooding the marketplace from overseas.

Hague Fasteners are able to manufacture and supply fasteners and fixings for the pressure equipment industry in a range of sizes, materials and specifications and further work within the confines of even tighter OEM Specifications from many of the Worlds most highly respected Oil & Gas Producers.

Hague’s PED Approved Scope of Manufacture includes sizes from M3 (1/8″Dia) up to M300 (12″Dia) and in a complete and wide range of materials including Carbon Alloy Steels, Chrome Moly (CrMo) Steels, Stainless Steels, Duplex & Super Duplex Grades along with Nickel Alloys (Highly Corrosion Resistant Superalloys) and Titanium Alloys.

This scope allows for the manufacture of Special Fasteners and other Bolts, Nuts and fixings to Global International specifications and Harmonized Standards such as AISI, ASTM, ASME, AMS, BS, EN, ISO, SAE and Norsok.

In a World that demands the utmost control and quality assurance for the sake of Environmental reassurance and critical safety, Hague Fasteners are the Solution for Manufactured Quality Assured Special Fasteners.

Further Reading

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48 Years Of Special Fasteners

Hague Fasteners 1971-2019
Hague Fasteners 1971-2019

Hague Fasteners Founded In 1971

The 6th October 2019 sees Hague Fasteners celebrate their 48th Anniversary since their founding as one of the first Specialist 24 Hour Breakdown Service providers for Precision Engineered Non-Standard Nuts & Bolts.

Over the years they have undergone many changes since conception but Hague Fasteners still remain as once of the Countries top service providers for Special Fasteners that are made to order.

Hague Fasteners would like to take this chance to thank all of their Clients, Suppliers, Service Providers and acquaintances from the last 48 years for their support and custom from them in the past and look forward to continuing to service special projects with the highest integrity solutions and a first class level of Customer Service.