In a highly specialised market totalling less than a dozen manufacturers worldwide, Protex supplies the World's largest standard range of overcentre fasteners, toggle latches and draw latches, quick-release bandclamps and spring-loaded handles, which the Company has built up steadily since its formation in 1954.

The extensive range includes: quick-action, steel fastening devices (overcentre, toggle fasteners operated by lever), for draw latches, turn and panel latches, handles and case fittings. These varied products fulfil applications in over 50 industries (and as many export countries) demanding safety, security, ease of use, efficient plant maintenance and cleaning, high productivity, time savings and avoidance of manual strain. Some are unique, protected by patent and/or sold under registered trade names.

These products are designed and manufactured by Protex in house at our global manufacturing centre in the UK and therefore when purchasing a Protex product, you are buying direct form the manufacturer. Our manufacturing and assembly facilities utilise a range of machines, including a variety of hydraulic roll feed and single operation presses from 6.5 tonne to 80 tonne. We also assemble using spin riveting machines, hydraulic orbital riveting machines, and spot welders whilst using a vast range of sophisticated jigs and fixtures.

We also operate our own in house zinc plating plant, giving us total control over our production requirements.

Our large range of tooling is built and maintained by our in-house Toolroom, using a range of CNC millers, lathes, surface grinders and other modern machines.


Head Office Address

Protex Latches

Mr Terry Barber

St. Louis MO.

Brand Preference Development Co. 34, Benton Place

63104 USA

United States


By having full control of our manufacturing, we are able to deliver a high standard of quality throughout the manufacturing process, which enable our customers to receive high quality products for their varied application requirements.

We are also able to produce special variations of our standard products to meet customers requirements
Typical Protex customers and specifiers range from design, development, project and test engineers to plant, works and process engineers, defence and civil service procurement, and industrial buyers - spread over many types of industries.

More than 700 quick-action variants are produced in both stainless and mild steel for various industry sectors. These are shown below. Protex supplies direct to OEMs and individuals throughout the world from the manufacturing site in Redditch, UK as well as its European Distribution site in Germany.

Complimentary Products

Protex also supplies a range or complimentary products from other world class manufacturers including a large range of mild steel zinc plated and stainless steel toggle clamps, hoseclips, hose clamp accessories, continuous hinges, compression clamps, cam latches, push to close latches, pull to open latches and other hardware.

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Industry Sectors We Supply To

  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Aerospace
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Defence
  • Enclosures
  • Energy
  • Food processing
  • Lifeboat & Marine
  • Machine Builders
  • Motorsports
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Medical
  • Off Highway
  • Packaging
  • Process Industries
  • Plant Equipment
  • Railway
  • Sport & Leisure
  • Safety Equipment
  • Trucks
  • UAVS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems)

Registration Numbers

UK Company Registration Number : 534440

VAT Registration Number: 112993959

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