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The Altenloh, Brinck & Co. located in Ennepetal Germany became the first German company to start industrial production of screws.  The Company’s initials – ABC – would become a recognized brand name for the highest quality fastening solutions.   ABC solidified its success as a fastener supplier by further diversifying its product line by developing unique fastening solutions for other markets and applications.


ABC revolutionizes the European fastener market with the introduction of its SPAX® brand of multi-material fasteners featuring patented design features.   The SPAX brand would grow to become one of the most recognized brands in Europe.


AZ Ausrústung und Zubehör in Hattingen becomes a subsidiary of the Altenloh, Brink & Co. and increases the company’s international presence by establishing distribution companies in England, France, Spain, Poland, Turkey, and the U.S.


ABC forms the International Cold Forming Alliance with Rockford (U.S.) and Osaka Rashi (Japan) and further establishes the company as a global player in the fastener industry.


The ALTENLOH, BRINCK & CO. – Group is established.


ABC introduces a new generation of SPAX® screws, featuring even greater performance features.


The ALTENLOH, BRINCK & CO. – Group acquires Trufast Corporation of Bryan, OH, a leading manufacturing of engineered fastening solutions for the commercial roofing industry.   ABC consolidates its U.S. sales and distribution facility in Baltimore, MD into the Trufast operation.


The separate Trufast and ABC U.S. business entities are combined to form ALTENLOH, BRINCK & CO.. U.S., INC. headquartered in Bryan, OH, manufacturing both the TRUFAST® and SPAX® brands of fasteners for the North American construction market.