Blaquer brings second gold for Heico
Heico Fasteners UK has become the first distributor to be awarded FIRA Gold product certification for zig-zag and super loop springs.
Both the Blaquer zig-zag and super loop springs achieved the standard and Dave Read, Heico Fasteners UK received the certification from Phil Reynolds, FIRA general manager.
‘The springs have been developed to meet the exacting demands of the UK furniture industry and the unique anti-rust coating provides unrivalled corrosion resistance. The coating is fully elastic, meaning it will not crack with movement, thus no reduction in corrosion protection even under the strain of continuous use. The lack of rust coupled with no oily residue makes the springs far cleaner to use in production than existing alternatives, adding real benefits,’ says Read.
‘We were really proud to be the first distributor in the UK to achieve this prestigious award with our Blaquer zig-zag springs and to achieve the same award for our super loop springs makes us the only supplier in the UK to have both certified to FIRA Gold standards. We believe these springs are a real game changer in the market.’
‘Heico’s super loop springs have been through a thorough testing regime assessing the strength and durability of the springs when used in an item of furniture. They have gone through a 200,000 durability cycle, simulating heavy contract usage, without failure. In addition we have inspected Heico’s manufacturing facility and audited their control processes to ensure that the product is produced to a consistently high standard,’ says Reynolds.