The growth of an international fasteners and seals organization

LoneStar Group companies have established themselves as market leaders and suppliers of special nuts, bolts, machined components, gaskets and seals to the energy sector and heavy engineering industries across the globe.

Employing approximately 1000+ people across its manufacturing and stockholding facilities worldwide the group offers a unique service of logistical supply and product management to industries requiring quality and safety critical products with full traceability.

Group companies are committed to continual investment in their manufacturing capability and technical and computer support, and offer their customers quality products as an e-commerce partner in the product supply chain.

History of the Group

The LoneStar Group was born from the merger of three great businesses – LS Precision Manufacturing Inc, PRD Holdings and Energy Hardware culminating in its current form in 2011. The resulting combination provides a market leading group supplying specialist fasteners, machined components, gaskets and seals to the energy sector worldwide.

PRD Holdings started life in the early 1980’s with PRD Engineering Tools, a small company selling Engineering Tools and Machines from a 500 sq ft facility located at Willenhall, in the United Kingdom. With the addition of new members, the company soon became PRD Fasteners, starting its operations from a larger location of 7,500 sq ft and specializing in high integrity fastener products.

In 1985, Eurofast was then formed by PRD to supply products to the Petrochemical Industry. They kept a range of Threaded Bar and Nuts in varying sizes, materials and grades to allow them to manufacture Stud Bolts for the Oil, Gas and associated markets.

5 years later and with both businesses continuing to grow, Triplefast International was created to service the export sales of PRD and Eurofast – thus enabling PRD Holdings to sell to the European marketplace.

The geographic reach improved further when in 2002 Triplefast Middle East was formed to act as the manufacturing, stockholding and sales centre for the Middle Eastern areas.

Later expansion in 2005 saw PRD Holdings increase their global presence again by opening LoneStar PHIT in China.

Meanwhile in Houston (USA), a separate company called LoneStar Fasteners was formed in 2001, acquiring other fastener companies LSS LoneStar and Walker Bolt in 2003. In order to expand upon their core fastener range, they started LoneStar Sealing Technologies in 2004. This enabled them to offer a wide range of sealing and gaskets to accompany their core bolting products.

Similar to PRD Holdings, LoneStar expanded further with the purchase of Leeds based Grange Gaskets in the United Kingdom, whose business had been running successfully since 1948. The acquisition then saw the company renamed to LoneStar Grange in 2006.

In addition to UK growth, LoneStar also extended their business further around the globe in 2006 by opening LoneStar SRL in Romania and Triplefast Pte in Singapore 4 years later.

UK expansion continued in early 2007 with the acquisition of LWD Precision Manufacturing.

LS Precision Manufacturing Inc and PRD Holdings merged in 2007 to create LoneStar PRD Holdings Group who quickly became known as one of the largest fastener, gasket and machined component manufacturers and distributors in the world.

AEA investors ( acquired the Group in 2010 and a further merger with Energy Hardware in 2011 created the LoneStar Group as we know it today.

Energy Hardware was founded in 2001 in Greenville, SC. The company had grown to become the foremost supplier of fasteners and kits to the Worlds Power Generation market.

The joining together of the trading entities within the LoneStar Group has created a unique company with significant synergies in scale and scope, coupled with the market knowledge to provide products and solutions to meet the needs of its customers. Calling on over 100 years of history, LoneStar Group is the supplier of choice for fasteners and sealing technologies – providing today’s solution for tomorrow’s energy market.