EFC Difference

Difference Connections


EFC offers the industry’s strongest & most extensive relationships with a dedication to customers that goes beyond all others.

EFC’s relationships are extensive, built on strategic partnerships connecting world class innovative manufacturing partners with industry-leading customers on a global basis. EFC’s expansive connections enable customers to consolidate their supply base and reduce costs.


EFC employees bring deep industry knowledge & diverse points of view from all over the world with technical expertise, product knowledge, & information enabling customers & suppliers to optimize their business & achieve their goals. Our expert people include: engineers with years of experience in designing innovative fastening components, teams that rank best-in-class in support & responsiveness, & an entire organization dedicated to customer satisfaction.

EXPERIENCED ENGINEERS: Years of experience in designing innovative fastening components

BEST-IN-CLASS RATING: EFC ranks “best-in-class” in engineering support & responsiveness

DIVERSE & EXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT: Focused on delivering unique, exceptional value to customers/suppliers & ensuring continued success to benefit our employees & customer/supplier partners

REDUCE & SIMPLIFY: EFC’s expert people enable our customers & suppliers to reduce time, cost, complexity & risk

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: Every member of EFC’s team cares deeply about customer satisfaction, from sales to warehouse to quality to engineering to support to IT to accounting to management

Difference Expert People

Difference Engineering


EFC was founded on innovation & creativity. Our global staff of engineers & technical product specialists provide solutions including:

SUPPORT: Advanced engineering support, direct factory support, rapid prototype support

VA/VE INITIATIVES: Product teardown, cost reduction, complexity reviews

AUTOMATION: Design for automation turnkey solutions

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: Supporting innovative new product design & current product improvement

TESTING: Application validation testing

CAD/CAE: 3D & solid model compliant with all auto OEM systems

INNOVATIVE DESIGN FOR ASSEMBLY & ERGONOMICS: EFC application engineers use their extensive knowledge & collaborative approach to select or design a fastener (metal, plastic or combination) that will meet the application requirements & optimize the ergonomic & cost factors of the solution

EFC International QUALITY

EFC’s dedication to quality includes ISO 9001:2015 Certification, strategic partnerships with world-class manufacturers, SAP-CRM & fully automated warehousing processes, to assure outstanding product quality & service.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: ISO 9001:2015 Certified since 2005

EXPERIENCE: Corporate quality team with 25 years combined experience

PPAP: Robust production part approval process on all automotive fasteners

SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT & APPROVALS: Detailed supplier development & approval process with key engineering & quality contacts for all manufacturers

KPI REVIEWS: Key quality performance indicators reviewed monthly

INSPECTION PROCESSES: Rated inspection process on all incoming products

Quality Difference



With offices all over the world, EFC gives you local face-to-face support while bringing you global advantages.

EFC has warehouse locations in the USA, Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, Germany & The UK. Within each global region, EFC has a network of field sales engineers to provide support locally. This footprint enables EFC to provide the connection between customers and suppliers anywhere in the world with unprecedented levels of service.

EFC International LOGISTICS

Shipping – Any Mode. Anywhere.

Ability to ship in any mode of transportation anywhere in the world

Key Supplier Relationships

Established key supplier relationships with freight carriers for all modes of transit

Experienced Staff

Experienced staff providing proper documentation for shipments all around the world

Multiple U.S. Warehouses

Warehouse locations in The United States in – Atlanta, St. Louis & Chicago

Multiple International Warehouses

Overseas warehouse locations including – Frankfurt Germany, Shanghai China, Busan Korea, Guelph Canada, Querétaro Mexico & Durham UK

Customized Inventory Programs

EFC offers customized inventory programs, including but not limited to: JIT, FSP Full Service Provider Programs, Kanban, Kitting, Global Supply, Export/Import, Stocking Programs, EDI

EFC Difference Logistics

EFC International Six Attribute Circles

EFC International Testimonials

“EFC has been approved as a core supplier. I am looking forward to growing this business. You have been so supportive to me and to our engineers. Thank you so much!”

“Your employees are absolutely the best people I deal with out of my 39 primary suppliers. They understand urgency and always jump through flaming hoops for me. You have an awesome team and they are a pleasure to work with.”

“I just wanted to complement your company’s performance to date in response times and the “taking care of the customer” aspect of the automotive industry. This is our first experience with EFC and I would like to thank your company and sales team for working through the tight schedules, volumes and change timing to date.

Your team epitomizes the definition of great service. There are not enough un-solicited compliments in automotive.”

“Thank you to your Quality Team. You have been exceptionally good at staying on top of issues and communicating the updates and changes over the past months. It is one of those ‘blind services’ we appreciate from EFC!”

“I wanted to take a moment to tell you that I have appreciated working with EFC INTL. Your sales team saved me several times this year with hot orders and rush shipments of clips so thank you for that. I think our stocking agreement has been working really well. I also want to mention some other good things of working with you:

  • Having three months of stock
  • I always have a very quick response to my emails.
  • We have had a next day order processing and shipping for some urgent requirements that is so great for me I really appreciate it.
  • Export documents are always sent on time.

So I would like to thank you again for a great year and send you my greetings and best wishes.”

“The way you control your inventory, (SAP and Barcoding) and the way you monitor your processes, (Metrics Data) are second to none, and it is probably the reason you (EFC) are where you are today.”