A brief History of…..Clevedon

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This is the History of Clevedon Fasteners Ltd, a sunset business which according to conventional wisdom should have passed into history long ago, but as you will see, the business is far from conventional and is alive and thriving.

Clevedon Fasteners Ltd started life as Clevedon Rivets and Tools in 1939, it took its name from the road in which it was established, Clevedon Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham.

The company was founded by colleagues Bertram (Bert) Godwin and Frederick (Fred) Wood. In those days, all cold heading tooling was made from tool steel.  Bert and Fred saw an opportunity as they believed that Carbide would provide tooling with much greater tool life.

The advent of the war in September 1939 proved another step in the development of Clevedon as due to their tooling prowess and knowledge of aluminium alloy rivets, they were awarded the plumb products by the War Ministry when they rationalised the UK manufacturing for the war effort.

Read the full blog to follow the full history up until now on http://blog.clevedon-fasteners.co.uk/a-brief-history-of-clevedon/

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