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.
2017 was a 'milestone' in the insert business, which hasn't changed for over 50 years; we launched our new 'patent-pending' polymer insert called "LiteFit". This new concept in polymer inserts, offers an 80% weight-saving over the more familiar metal parts, which is of particular interest to the automotive, aerospace and medical industries.
In January 2019 we made the significant decision to move into a new manufacturing, engineering and resource centre based in Telford, Shropshire. Telford is recognised as the "The Birthplace of Industry", due to it having the Ironbridge Gorge area within its boundary, the famous bridge being the first of its kind fabricated from cast iron. We currently manufacture over 750,000 inserts per month having increased our manufacturing capacity by a further 40%.
Over recent years, Fitsco has seen the market change and business move away from the UK, which at times has been hard, and the company continues to adapt to market changes in order to keep their position of being one of the UK's leading manufacturing companies. These changes have clearly paid off as the company has a strong brand, that continues to grow with more business returning to the UK.