Manufacturers of quality imperial & metric fasteners

  • 1806

    Founded in 1806 by Charles Adams, C. Adams began its trading history in the early days of the industrial revolution as a saddle maker in the industrial heartland of England, the Black Country.

  • 1861

    Grandson Charles Adams changes name to C.Adams & Sons and starts using his saddlery skills to change direction to become a Leather Machine Belt manufacturer in Carters Green, West Bromwich.

    manufacturing testing (Click to enlarge)
  • 1900

    Charles Adams diversifies and as well as his leather belt making business he also becomes a newsagent.

  • 1913

    Charles Adams son, Charles Bertram Adams, continuing his fathers entrepreneurial skills, takes over the company and adds Oil & Grease Distributors and later India Rubber Merchants to their portfolio.

  • 1945

    Company bought from Charles Bertram who had turned it into a successful business (he died in 1951 aged 79) by two local businessmen, Jack Ford and Harry Roberts and they incorporate C.Adams to become C.Adams & Sons Limited.

  • 1949

    Name changed to C.Adams & Sons (Oils) Limited and we began supplying all types of oils, petrol, diesel and many brick oils to all local brick manufacturers and businesses.

  • 1963

    Company bought by Edward G Parkes who in 1967 moved C.Adams to its current works in Wednesbury and also purchased local engineering business H&R Productions (Birmingham) Limited of Aston.

  • 1973

    Oil crisis meant we were unable to obtain raw crude so name changed to C.Adams & Sons (Midlands) Limited. Now under the ownership and direction of Simon Parkes we began supplying nuts and bolts.

  • 1974

    Original C. Adams & Sons as it appeared in The Birmingham Post.

    c adams advert (Click to enlarge)