Critical National Infrastructure sectors – Coronavirus Update

The UK has identified 13 Critical national Infrastructure sectors, these are:

Critical National Infrastructure Sectors

Chemicals, Civil, Nuclear, Communications, Defence, Emergency Services, Energy, Finance, Food, Government, Health, Space, Transport and Water.

Together, these systems, networks and assets are considered essential and their continued operation is required to ensure the security of the UK nation, its economy and its public health and safety.

Hague Fasteners are continuing to manufacture essential components directly and indirectly for Oil & gas production, Power Transmission, the Nuclear industry and Energy parts (critical components supplied to the Energy sector). We also produce critical components for the defence sector.

As a manufacturer of business-critical materials, the resources we employ to provide these goods or services are classed as such and we are continuously reviewing our contingency plans to ensure we can continue to support Critical National Infrastructure Sectors and the same Sectors all around the World during this time.

At the same time, Hague Fasteners understands the seriousness of the COVID-19 issue and has implemented many measures to minimize the spread of the virus. We will always continue to enforce social distancing requirements in our facilities but especially during lunches, breaks, and during clocking in and out of the facility along with strict one person sole access to washrooms at all times.

We have minimised all in-person meetings, enhanced disinfecting of work areas, and implemented specific protocols for employees who are ill. We have strict policies in place for anyone who may have secondary or tertiary exposure situations, at the time of writing we do not have any staff falling into this catergory.

All team members are keenly aware of these behaviours and best practices to keep us all as safe as possible. Good hygiene and social distancing are the two most important things that we can do.

This is a very fluid situation and things continue to change rapidly, hour-by-hour. We will do everything possible to communicate those changes that affect you and our business as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Update

Following the UK Government’s announcement of Social Lockdown, Hague Fasteners would like to issue this Coronavirus update to all of our Clients, Suppliers & friends as follows:-

We are still operational at around 95% normal levels.

We have not had any staff directly affected by Coronavirus infection with all Staff and their Family members reporting healthy and free from any symptoms.

Several of our more vulnerable members of staff or staff that have a duty of care to velnerable family members have opted to self isolate. This is an option we have presented to all staff under a number of care and contingency plans, with our staffs and their families wellbeing being at the forefront of all of our actions and decisions.

We are starting to see slight issues with certain supply chains and processes but have put in place additional stock levels of materials, tooling and consumables to ensure the continuation of manufacturing as far as is possible. Needless to say unfortunately certain supplies may be affected and we will communicate to our clients where deliveries may be affected as a result, where it is possible to do so.

We are further advised by cetain clients that they are not operational and are in complete lockdown. We will fulfill all purchase orders and retain goods here until we are notified that they are operatinal again and able to accept deliveries.

We advise any forward demands for special fasteners are indicated to us now or as soon as is possible so that you have priority on materials from our stocks in case outsourced replacement material becomes an issue in the coming days and weeks.

Again we hope your family and colleagues stay safe and healthy and send our best wishes to you during these worrying times.

Coronavirus Update – UK Government : Please refer to the UK Government Coronavirus Information Website for the latest help and advice.

We will continue to update you via this News channel so please check regularly for the latest information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (18th March 2020)

We are all aware of the difficulties that we are going to face in the coming weeks and months this year and the catastrophic effects that the Coronavirus is having upon lives and businesses across the World and here in the UK.
  
These are unprecedented times and during these difficult weeks and months we firstly hope you are safe and healthy and send our very best wishes to your family, friends and colleagues.

As a direct result of the continuing developments surrounding the spread of Covid-19, we would like to confirm that we are continuing to follow all guidance and advice issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), HM Government and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

Hague Fasteners places the utmost importance on securing and maintaining the health and well-being of our staff, our suppliers, and all of our customers.

At this time, we do not foresee any interruption or delay in planned and promised deliveries. 

We have multiple contingency plans both active and in place to address the changing situation in a further on-going effort to ensure deliveries are maintained and met as acknowledged. We are fully committed to ensuring we can continue to provide the very best quality and service to our clients and customers during this time and to ensure this, we have taken the following measures: 

  • We have informed, educated and discussed the situation with our team and placed appropriate protective and sanitation measures within our facility.
  • We have implemented the facility for completely flexible hours to all staff to minimise contact with others in the workplace and aid with caring for Family memebers now at home or without care facilities due to the closing of schools and other care providers.
     
  • We have ceased all non-essential business travel and meetings. 
  • We have a strict “NO ENTRY” & “NO CONTACT” policy to all Visitors and Deliveries with our Offices and Production Site, with access only being allowed to Employess and other Essential Personnel at all times.
     
  • We have cancelled all planned visits and hereby politely request that all customer and supplier visits, except for deliveries and collections, are conducted by email or telephone.
     
  • We have a formal plan in place to continuously monitor the situation and adapt and advise of any changes required when and where necessary.  
     
  • All paperwork we send with despatched goods are also sent electronically so customers may discard all packaging and paperwork on reciept if preferred.

We will continue to provide our service and outstanding quality levels throughout but will continue to work under these restricted conditions for as long as is necessary or feasibly possible. 

We will review and adapt these restrictions, if appropriate, as and when needed or advised.  

We thank you all for your continued business and support and wish you the best in health and wellbeing during these worrying times. 

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

Hague Fasteners Quality Page

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.

Steel Bar Cutting

Hague Fasteners are please to take delivery of another new steel bar Cutting machine to our ever expanding Special Fastener Production Facility.

Our new Steel Bar Cutting NC controlled automatic bandsaw is optimising our incoming material (up to 300mmø) ready for our in house special fastener manufacturing.

This new investment has been made due to Hague’s ever increasing order book and with the sawing often being the first stage of production. This new plant sees material received and processed much faster and with higher accuracy.

Whilst Hague Fasteners specialise in the smaller batches of custom made special fastener components, the new Steel Bar Sawing machine also gives flexibility of cutting larger batch runs. Where needed the NC can control various billet length cuts from a single bar set-up.

The accurate NC controls also enable the optimum speed and feed rates when cutting some of the super alloys and Nickel based materials such as Nimonic, Hastelloy, Inconel and so on.

Continued growth and investment assured Hague’s clients of the very best in customer service and reliability.

Special Fastener Manufacturer


Hague Fasteners are a Special Fastener Manufacturer, servicing all Global Industries with Bespoke Special Fasteners, Hague are manufacturing small quantities (1Pc, 5Pcs, 25Pcs, 100Pcs Through 500Pcs) of custom bolting and special fastener components to all International Standards and to Customers’ own designs and OEM Drawings, with the added peace of mind of Quality Assured British Manufacturing.

Special Fastener Manufacturer

Hague Fasteners have taken a firm stance to only utilise the very best materials making them a reliable Special Fastener Manufacturer for the highest integrity components, setting Customer Service, Quality & Integrity as our focus. it is for these reasons Hague Fasteners now enjoy great praise from their clients around the World.

  • Founded in 1971
  • Same Day Quotations
  • Delivery Status Updates
  • Test Certification Free Of Charge
  • Experienced Technical Assistance
  • Dedicated Customer Service Team
  • Massive Archive of OEM Drawings
  • Family Driven Ethics and Philosophy
  • Technical Library of International Standards
  • Global Daily Shipments Ensure Prompt Delivery

SPECIAL FASTENER MATERIALS

Carbon & Alloy SteelsStainless SteelsSuperAlloys
& Duplex Steels
Non Ferrous
8.8—10.9—12.9-14.9
A307 A, B & C
070M20 (EN3B)
070M55 (EN9)
080M40 (EN8)
605M36 (EN16)
708M40 (EN19)
817M40 (EN24)
826M40 (EN26
ASTM A193 B7
ASTM A193 B5
ASTM A193 B16
ASTM A320 L7
ASTM A320 L43
BS4882 B16A
Durehete 900 (T22)
Durehete 950 (T31)
Durehete 1055 (T42)
Jethete XM19
42CrMo4
24CrMo5
21CrMoV57
303 304
18-8/A2 316/A4
A2-50 A2-70
A2-80
A4-50 A4-70
A4-80
321 310 347
422 410 416
420 431
ASTM A193 B8
ASTM A193 B8M
ASTM A193 B8T
BS4882 B8X
BS4882 B8MX
BS4882 B8TX
B8/B8M/B8T Class 2
ASTM A193 B8C
BS4882B6
BS6105 C3
17-4PH
FV520B
Nitronic 50
Nitronic 60
904L
Uranus B6
Ferralium 255
Monel 400
Monel K500
Inconel 600
Inconel 601
Inconel 625
Inconel 718
Incoloy 800HT
Incoloy 825
Hastelloy B2
Hastelloy C4
Hastelloy C22
Hastelloy C276
UNS S31803
UNS S31254
UNS S32750
UNS S32755
UNS S32760
ASTM A453 660
254SMO
Sanicro 28
Nimonic 75
Nimonic 80A
Nimonic 90
Carpenter 20

Aluminium Bronze
Aluminium Silicon Bronze
Phosphor Bronze
Manganese Bronze
Brass
Naval Brass
Copper
Cupro Nickel 70/30
Cupro Nickel 90/10
Hiduron 191
Marinel
Aluminium
Plastic
Nylon
PTFE
PEEK
Delrin

Bespoke Fasteners

Bespoke Fastener

Bespoke Fasteners are our speciality.

Hague Fasteners are your solution for any Bespoke Fasteners or Custom Precision Engineered Components.

sposAs specialist manufacturers, all of the items we supply are made to order.

We are a major manufacturer of all specialist Bolts & Nuts, we will be more than happy to quote against your specific enquiries. We assume, of course, that they are not a standard imported sizes that are available from a standard merchant.

Our forte is special high integrity items in critical material grades manufactured to international standard or Bespoke Fasteners and components produced to customer or OEM designs & drawings.

We are experts in the real low quantity manufacturing of special fasteners to customers designs and drawings, or relatively standard items but in non-stocked materials.

We supply heavily to all sectors of Engineering Specialists and General Engineering Merchants where they need a solution for nuts and bolts that are not available form the imported distributors.

We are literally talking about quantities such as 5pcs 10pcs 50pcs and so on, not hundreds and thousands.

Hague Fasteners are on hand to manufacture any special bespoke fasteners you may need.

Bespoke Fasteners

Rui Patricio – 2019 Wolves Player Sponsor

Hague Fasteners continued their long association with Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club by sponsoring the Portuguese International Goalkeeper, Rui Patricio for the 2018/2019 Season.

Rui Patricio

Wolves have taken the football world by storm this season, with fantastic victories against the big 6

Jon, Jack, Tom & Max Hague of Hague Fasteners attended the Sponsors Special Event with their guest Lewis McDermott from Stave-Con, at Molineux Stadium yesterday, where Rui Patricio joined them for lunch.

Hague Fasteners with Rui Patricio

The 6’3″ shot stopper joined Wolves last Summer on a 4 year deal, after the World Cup in Russia having spent his whole career at Sporting Lisbon.

Patricio has won 70 caps for his country, keeping a clean sheet in the 2016 European Championships final to help Portugal secure their first ever major tournament victory.

Tom Hague meeting Wolves Manager Nuno Espirito Santo

Hague Fasteners were thrilled to meet the Wolves Players and Management Coaching Team and congratulated them all on a very successful season back in the Premier League. Thank you to everyone at Wolves for a very enjoyable afternoon, we look forward to continuing our sponsorship into the 2019/2020 Season.