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Press Release: PennEngineering® Announces Global Expansion in Japan

DANBORO, Pa., Oct. 12, 2021 / PennEngineering®, the market leader in fastening solutions, announced it has expanded its global presence, launching its first PEM® location in Tokyo, Japan. The expansion reflects PennEngineering®’s commitment to the region, and its focus on providing direct access to PEM® and Haeger® products and local resources, including advanced engineering and product support.

Read the full press release here.

PennEngineering® Announces Opening of San Jose, CA Office

(Danboro, PA., July 13, 2021) – PennEngineering® announced today the opening of a new office in San Jose, California.

Located in the PacTrust Business Center at 780 Montague Expressway, the office expands the company’s presence in the Bay Area and provides their growing local customer base with greater access to direct local resources, including engineering support and product testing.

“As a result of the continuing growth in the industries we serve, many with global headquarters in Silicon Valley, it was important for us to establish a permanent local presence here that allows us to easily collaborate directly with our customers and offer the critical services and capabilities they’re looking for in a fastening solutions partner,” shared Greg Swafford, Vice President of Sales (Americas) for PennEngineering®.

In addition to corporate space, the San Jose location features a testing lab dedicated to engineering support and comprehensive testing services for the PennEngineering® portfolio of fastening solutions, including brands such as PEM®, PROFIL®, ATLAS® and SI®.

“Our new location not only provides our customers with valuable local engineering support but also gives them flexibility to test products with our team here in the lab. We can assess insertion capabilities for most of our standard products and also conduct a wide range of other testing services to determine the safety, compliance, and application suitability of their parts,” said Travis Moore, Western Regional Manager for PennEngineering®.


About PennEngineering®

Since 1942, PennEngineering® has enjoyed a sustained reputation as the global leader in the fastening industry. The company’s leading brand, PEM® and microPEM® fasteners, are considered the premier product in the thin sheet fastening industry, while 6 additional respected brands support our expansive capabilities: Haeger® hardware insertion machines; PROFIL® specialty fasteners; ATLAS® brand rivet nuts; PennAuto high-strength fastener solutions; SI® brand inserts and Heyco® molded and stamped products.

PennEngineering®‘s steadfast commitment to engineering expertise and global innovation ensures that we continue to grow our portfolio with technologies and solutions that allow our customers to not only keep pace with marketplace challenges – but exceed them.

PEM® Introduces Automotive Electronics Catalogue

We are pleased to announce that the PEM® Automotive Electronics (AE) Catalog is now available. Download the catalogue here.

This new AE catalog showcases our extensive portfolio of standard solutions, includes illustrations showing where our fasteners are typically used within automotive electronics applications, and provides performance data and technical specifications.

Information regarding technical cleanliness and the PEM® Clean Lab, as well as information about additional value-add services, is also featured in the catalog.

New Global PROFIL® Website

PROFIL®, a PennEngineering® company and leading global manufacturer of mechanically attached fasteners for the automotive market, has announced the launch of a new website,

The new website, available in English and German, provides visitors with an enhanced user experience that makes it easy to learn about PROFIL® products, installation methods, and application usage.

Read the full press release here.

PennEngineering® Earns Spot in Inaugural Class of Fastener Innovation Awards from Worldwide Fastener Sources

On the strength of PennEngineering®’s dedication to innovating through ongoing research and design, global fastening technology expert Worldwide Fastener Sources has recognized industry leader PennEngineering® with a Fastener Innovation Award for its excellence in new product development.

Worldwide Fastener Sources President Mark McGuire said criteria for the recognition included continuous improvement with innovative solutions for fastening applications. A driving force in the evaluation process was that fasteners be innovative in assemblies today and that they will become tomorrow’s standard.

“There are thousands of types of fasteners,” McGuire says. “We want to recognize companies that are innovating fastening throughout numerous applications and industries globally.”

Worldwide Fastener Sources bestowed the award for the first time in 2019. Nine companies, including PennEngineering®, received the recognition and earned a spot in the first class of honorees.

“We are honored by this recognition from Worldwide Fastener Sources,” says Brian Bentrim, VP, New Product Development and Product Engineering at PennEngineering®. “This award indicates that the industry recognizes the need for ongoing investment in research and development. Through our dedication to innovating fastener technology, Penn Engineering is able develop fastening technologies that don’t just meet specific needs but are also strong, light and easy to install.”