Our CEO and founder Mr Philip Schofield established Fitsco Industries Ltd in 1990 with just a single ‘port-a-cabin’ office and just a few shelves of stock. His aim was to become the leading independent supplier of high performance threaded inserts for use in plastics, wood and sheet metal applications.
In 1991 the offices moved to Bidford-on-Avon and in 2000 a manufacturing facility was acquired in Stourport-On-Severn
During 2001 we introduced our own 'branded' range of threaded inserts, namely the "Multifit", "Heatfit", "Pressfit", "Screwfit", "Mouldfit" and “Woodfit” ranges.
In October 2004 the company expanded its manufacturing capacity and relocated both original sites to a single facility in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
In 2008, a new product range, "Rotofit" (inserts for the rotomoulding industry) was added to the other six current product brands and in 2009, we introduced another new range, "PlasFit" - Thread Forming Screws for thermoplastic mouldings, commonly known as PT Screws.
In 2014 we moved into machining Marine Stainless steel inserts. These inserts are more suitable for use in marine environments as the material is less prone to salt corrosion.
We currently manufacture over 750,000 inserts per month in our Bridgnorth premises and due to a recent increase in a worldwide demand for our products, we are planning a relocation to a larger facility in the not too distant future. The move to a different part of the Midlands will allow us to install more machines taking advantage of a strong manufacturing base in the area..
Over recent years, Fitsco has seen the market change and business move away from the UK, which at times has been hard but the company has adapted to the market changes to keep their position of being one of the UK's leading manufacturing companies. These changes clearly paid off as the company has a strong brand, that continues to grow with more business returning to the UK.