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Charge!

We are partnered with world-class suppliers to provide engineered solutions specific to the electronics industry, including electrified vehicles.  A comprehensive range of fasteners to manage wire and electrical grounding applications are stocked globally. Some products and applications used by leaders in their respective industries are:

REMINC’s TRILOBULAR® grounding screws are ideal for creating conductivity.  TAPTITE® fasteners provide cost savings in internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and on-board EV chargers. Automotive OEMs use TAPTITE PRO® fasteners for electrical grounding applications. Reliable electrical grounding is recognized as a key property for a vehicle’s performance.  They tap their own threads directly in the nut member when installed, and this feature is perfectly suited to grounding applications.  They clear any debris, paint, or oxidation present in the hole prior to assembly insuring a positive metal-to-metal contact. These features are ideal for consumer electronics devices such as computers, printers, peripherals, and cell phones also.

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As a strategic business partner with ARaymond, EFC provides an extensive line of electrical fastening solutions that include battery cable terminal clips, clamps, battery box coolant quick connectors, edge mounted cable clips and ground clips.  ARaymond’s clipped and bonded solutions can help mount sensors and cameras.  These products are widely used in the automotive/electrified vehicle market, but also ideal for some solar applications and industrial applications.

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Molded wire protection products and stamped electrical components manufactured of the highest quality are stocked by EFC and include liquid tight cord grips, wire connectors, bushings, grommets and power components.  The liquid tight cord grips provide ultimate strain relief protection for your application in various size cords, tubing and cables.  The domed sealing nut resists snags and sheds contaminants and has an integral sealing ring.  Heyco® Cordgrips are made of nylon construction with TPE sealing glands that resist salt water, weak acids, gasoline, alcohol, oil, grease, and common solvents. Multi-hole glands provide the widest range of conductor through-hole size and number configurations.

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ITW Deltar blind hole fixation fasteners are ideal for high strength fastening.  They accept multiple configurations of cable ties, which upon removal allows the fastener to be unthreaded and reused.  They also enable time reduction as compared to traditional screw mount fastening technology, the blind hole fastener installs quickly with a simple, ergonomic push; hand-release disassembly by counterclockwise rotation of the fastener.

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EFC International will work with you from design to production and assembly for your electrical applications.

 

REMINC – Genuine Licensed Products

EFC’s partnership with REMINC and their licensees provides EFC customers a full range of licensed products of thread-forming fasteners to the Automotive and Industrial markets.  REMINC licensees and  EFC International with their global presence, mitigate risks within the supply chain to consistently provide high-quality parts.  The patented products are made to the same technical specifications to assure consistent assembly performance world-wide.

When considering buying the product cheaper, remember that value is provided in not only the licensed products, but in the form of application engineering, technical assistance, quality, inventory management, and other solutions.  There is always a cheaper product, but at what cost?

EFC’s engineering and R&D team will work together with you on your specific fastener and joining challenges to save assembly costs and provide enhanced performance.

Browse REMINC’s extensive catalog here.

 

REMINC - thread forming, vibration resistant fasteners

Memorial for Doug Adams

Doug Adams

Doug Adams - Founder of EFC International

We are deeply saddened by the passing of EFC founder, fastener industry entrepreneur and pioneer Doug Adams. Doug passed peacefully at home among his family on December 8, 2020. Doug was a larger than life and one of a kind individual, well known and respected throughout the fastener industry for more than 50 years. Beyond his entrepreneurship, Doug was an avid artist, biker, designer, fisherman, art collector, pet lover, boater, philanthropist, husband, father, and grandfather.

Doug established EFC in 1983. Prior to that, Doug was involved in the fastener industry as a manufacturers representative known as D.F. Adams & Associates dating back to 1968. Doug was very proud of EFC’s growth and expansion over the years and he leaves a tremendous legacy of passion, commitment, ambition, and vision for the world of fastener distribution and engineering.

Doug leaves an indelible mark on the fastener industry. Part of his pioneering was establishing EFC as one of the first fastener distributors specifically focused and dedicated to highly engineered fasteners and branded product lines, and intentionally building a sales team of engineers capable of design and innovation.  Doug’s contributions to the industry are widespread, including his part in the creation of what a “Master Distributor” can evolve into, customer and supplier partnering, and one of the earliest adopters of visionary technologies that are now widely utilized across the industry. Doug was recipient of many fastener industry awards over the years, but what he was most proud of in business was the growth he enabled for customers, suppliers, the company, and employees.

Doug will undoubtedly be remembered for his boisterous and energetic personality. In a room of a thousand, you always knew Doug was there or he would eventually make sure you knew. More than that, people will remember his passion for the industry, his brilliant mind, his unique perspectives and his generosity to causes dear to his heart. His legacy on the industry will endure and we celebrate his impact and memory. May he rest in peace.

EFC Makes MDM’s Top Fastener Distributor List

Each year, Modern Distribution Management (MDM) compiles an annual ranking of the top 150+ North American industrial, construction and commercial product distribution companies by revenue across 16 discrete product category sectors. Rank estimates indicate specific product category standing, but with current total company revenues. Once again, EFC has made the Top Fastener Distributor List!

Click here to read the full document.

Top Fastener Distributor

EFC Fastens Your Ride!

EFC Fastens Your Ride!

More than 80% of all cars and trucks in North America have at least one EFC part. EFC is the designated Automotive global distribution partner for all of the world’s most renowned automotive fastener manufacturers. Our engineering team is plugged into the best automotive fastener manufacturers such as ITW, ARaymond, Semblex, Lisi, and many more. Our engineering team is engaged with design review processes that can assist customers with design, prototypes, and testing. Check out more rides here.

Score It. Fold It. Bend It. Depend On It!

Formex insulated materialsEFC is excited to announce a new product addition and premier supplier with the addition of ITW Formex® Flame Retardant Materials.

ITW Formex® polypropylene and polycarbonate flame retardant electrical insulating materials provide superior electric surge shielding in automotive, industrial and consumer electronic equipment.

EFC provides Formex™ materials as sheets or rolls and can be fabricated into a wide range of shapes to meet the flammability and dielectric needs of your application.

Product Advantages And Benefits:

  • Meets global safety standards
  • Ultra-low moisture absorption
  • Maintains mechanical/electrical properties
  • Shields electricity from electric surge
  • Parts will not crack or split
  • Lower overall part cost with thinner materials
  • Dissipates static electrical charge to a ground
  • Parts can be easily designed to incorporate a number of joining and fastening methods, often eliminating external fasteners

No other flame retardant, electrical insulating material can match the flexibility and performance of Formex for cost-effective fabricated parts. Formex has successfully replaced a variety of electrical papers, thermoplastic materials, and injected molded parts.

Formex materials provide new and unique options for the design and construction of low-cost internal mechanical components. Fabricated internal parts, such as air flow baffles and wire harness organizers, are commonly used a s cost-effective replacements for plastic injection molded or sheet metal components.

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Major industries:

  • Electrical Vehicles (EV)
  • Solar Energy/Solar Power Inverting (PV)
  • Non EV Automotive
  • Cloud Data Centers
  • Industrial Controls
  • LED Lighting
  • Electrical power Distribution
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Major Appliances
  • Medical Electronics
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications

Click here to download the solutions flyer.

Contact EFC for samples or questions!

The New Chicago Warehouse is Open!

 

The New Chicago

EFC can assist you during this time of uncertainty with:

  • Cash flow improvement solutions
  • Part shortages
  • Inventory solutions
  • Responsiveness
  • Engineer support

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong, and Stay Sane!

New Warehouse Progress

Another peek at our progress at the new EFC – Chicago Branch.
We will be moved in May 4th!

Explore Video View of EFC’s Massive New Warehouse in Chicago

We are excited for the upcoming move and expansion of our EFC Chicago warehouse and offices to Hanover Park. Check out the video of the beginning stage.

The state of the art facility is 64,000 square feet with 26 foot clear height ceilings and over 3,800 pallet locations.

We’re just a few weeks away…official announcement is coming soon!

Air Filter Components

We are excited to announce the addition of air filter clips and specialty air filter fasteners, manufactured by Springfield Spring & Stamping to our product line. Springfield Spring & Stamping is a leading manufacturer of standard and custom air filter holding frame clips in the United States. We recently exhibited at the AHR Expo in Orlando to launch into the air filter industry.  We are also now a member of the NAFA.

The air filter clip product line complements our current HVAC-R that include wire routing components, caps, plugs, clamps, rivet nuts, panel fasteners, specialty nuts, bolts and screws.

We’re still working out some details with stocking, logistics, etc. but look for our official opening day (along with baseball) in April!

Browse our Air Filter Components solutions brochure here.