As each FB subsidiary focuses on a particular niche product, the group as a whole is able to offer customers highly specialised chain and associated parts for a wide range of different industries and applications. Customers are able to order their required chain (including leaf chain, conveyor chain, roller chain, sawmill or sharp top chain) from their local FB branch which will then be shipped from the factory where it is produced.
From its advanced production facility in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, FB Chain manufactures leaf chain, anchor bolts, pins and pulleys for the materials handling industry, often according to clients’ individual requirements. FB Chain is well-known for providing exceptional quality and service and aims to work closely with clients’ design, engineering, procurement and scheduling departments to provide solutions for all their leaf chain needs.
FB Chain also frequently supplies entire package solutions for OEM build programmes.
As the only leaf chain manufacturer represented by the BITA (British Industrial Truck Association) and the FLTA (Forklift Truck Association), FB Chain is also a key source of technical information and application assistance for both equipment manufacturers and operators. FB Chain representatives are regularly in attendance at the esteemed BSI Technical Policy Committee meetings and ensure that the company is always at the forefront of the latest chain manufacturing standards, improving the quality and safety of products and procedures for all. FB Chain holds ISO 9001 for the manufacture of chain and associated machined products.
There are currently seven autonomous companies within the FB Group, strategically located throughout Europe the most recent addition being FB Chaînes in France.
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Fax +358-2-540 1100
631 04 Eskilstuna
Tel: +46 -16 15 33 00
Fax:+46 -16 14 27 57
FB Kjeder AS
Tel +47 23191650
Fax +47 23191651
BKC Products Ltd
+44 (0)1254 580022
Tel +44 (0)1462 670844
Fax +44 (0)1462 480745
FB Ketten GmbH
Tel +49 2973 97914-0
Fax +49 2973 97914-20
FB Chaines SARL
Tel +43 5372 614 660
Fax +43 5372 614 6620
FB Ketten Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H
Gewerbepark Süd 5
Tel +43 5372 614 660
Fax +43 5372 614 6620
FB Chain USA
2733 Harvey Street
Hudson, WI 54016
1870 - Adolf Hedengran established factory producing iron and steel products in Eskilstuna.
1896 - The factory was taken over by Eskilstuna Smidesprodukter AB, after which production focused on a range of bolts.
1908 - The company was purchased by the newly formed Eskilstuna Fabriks AB. Working under this name, it produced chains for the first time in 1912.
1912 - First chains produced in Eskilstuna Sweden.
1933 - Bultfabriks AB from Hallstahammar acquired the company. This resulted in the personnel in the Eskilstuna factory starting to produce steel windows under the product name Fenestra.
1986 – Opened in the UK to support major British forklift manufacturer.
1990 – First major OEM customer buying chain assemblies.
1992 - First ever corrosion protection leaf chain in world.
1995 - First ever how much worn chain gauge patent.
1995 – Started in-house manufacturing of chain anchors.
2011/12 – Major investment in automated manufacturing Starts.
2013/14 – Introduced new MLC tooling for increased fatigue life on leaf chain.
2017 – Upgraded SuperShield chain to 1000 hours of corrosion protection.
2017 – Relocated to a new purpose-built production facility.
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