The fastening crusade

For the next 12 months a state of the art bus will be criss-crossing Europe sharing its onboard design expertise with whoever wants to climb aboard and listen.

Emhart Fastening’s Mobile Innovation Centre represents, says the company, a microcosm of all of its activities, acting as a mobile hub for its products, resources and engineering know-how.

The 36ft long vehicle is fully equipped with CAD seats, an electronic cataloguing system and prototyping and testing facilities. On-board research, design and testing systems identify the appropriate technology, part equipment and performance criteria and then test new parts to requirements.

Via on board telecommunications and on-line databases, applications engineers are also able to access the company’s global resources and obtain product information at the touch of a button.