Bossard invests in bigHead®

February 19, 2014

Bossard invests in bigHead®’s innovative Fastening Technology

The Bossard group strategically expands its market position with innovative fastening technologies by taking a 19 percent stake in the British company bigHead®. bigHead® is a market leader in the provision of fastening solutions for lightweight composite materials. Outside of Great Brit-ain, Bossard is bigHead®’s global distribution partner. Both sides have agreed not to disclose the price of this equity stake.

As companies in many industries focus on the reduction of both polluting emissions and product costs, the move away from conventional materials and the investment in lightweight modern composite materials continues to gather pace. bigHead®’s technology and products facilitate this development and have become a standard trusted by illustrious clientele in several key industries. Prestigious car manufacturers such as Rolls Royce Motors, BMW, Aston Martin, and Lamborghini use bigHead® fasteners as do the renowned shipbuilders Sunseeker Yachts and the RNLI. Companies in the construction, petro-chemical and wind-power industries also rely on bigHead® solutions.

bigHead® offers a standard product range of 400 designs, alongside a customer-specific design service very popular with engineers. The flexibility and reliability of the bigHead® solution allows engineers to optimise both their product design and manufacturing processes, particularly when using lightweight composite materials.

With current sales of around CH 4.0 million and a well-established brand within the composites industry, bigHead® is ideally positioned to grow in a high-tech niche that is seeing unprecedented levels of expansion. Now further aligned with Bossard’s global sales network, the potential for bigHead®’s significant international growth will be even greater.

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