Baker & Finnemore is situated in central Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, ideally positioned at the hub of the UK’s national motorway network. Since being established in 1850, the company, now widely known as ‘BakFin’, has come a long way from its origins as a producer of high quality dip-type fountain pen nibs. From these beginnings the company has progressed to supplying many different industries with components that could either be pressed or strip-formed from steel, and is today best known as the manufacturer of the world famous Starlock® Push-on Fastener.
The company now has almost 160 years of experience in the design and manufacture of precision pressings in ferrous and non-ferrous materials with particular emphasis on the spring quality type. We have achieved a world-wide reputation for being able to supply quality products for inclusion in many applications for a wide range of industries.
It’s the success of the Starlock® that has earned BakFin its reputation today as the UK’s premier manufacturer of push-on fasteners, and although we produce high volumes of customised precision pressings, the Starlock® Push-on Fastener range forms the lion’s share of output, with 500 million Starlocks manufactured annually, destined for use in around 50 countries across every continent.