Anchor and power tool leaders unite under one brand

by | Sep 23, 2020

Iconic global brands, DeWalt and POWERS have united under one brand – DeWalt Engineered by Powers – to deliver a complete anchoring and installation system for the construction industry, which focuses on performance and productivity.

With construction work in Australia forecast to be $240 billion in 2021, DeWalt Engineered by Powers will meet the ever-growing demands of the construction industry to provide complete solutions that improve efficiencies, are code compliant and provide safer practice solutions with a focus on performance.

Both DeWalt and Powers’ products have been used in the design and construction of many of the world’s most iconic structures. DeWalt now brings anchors, power tools and accessories to the forefront of structural engineers, specifiers, builders, contractors and on-site trades, with an understanding of tools and fastening systems that provide cost effective and exceptional results for construction projects.

“DeWalt is the trusted brand of choice for professional tradespeople and Powers is a leader in the concrete and masonry fastening industry, so it makes a lot of sense to combine the expertise of these organisations to drive future innovation,” Stanley Black&Decker Managing Director, Adrian Davis said.

“The merger of the two brands positions us at the forefront of the construction and engineering industries in Australia and New Zealand. It also means that we can continue to support our products with expert solution and technical advice for all anchoring requirements, through our dedicated Enterprise Solutions Team. The team has been selected for their proven ability to respond to the demands of ever-changing industry requirements. The team is committed to adding value to our customers and projects, throughout the construction process,” he adds.

From an industry body perspective, the AEFAC (Australian Engineered Fasteners and Anchor Council), is pleased that DeWalt Engineered by Powers – which is one of the founding members of AEFAC – will continue to enhance safety and efficiency associated with the use of structural anchors and fasteners through its products, and further elevate the technical knowledge and data for design engineers and specifiers, AEFAC Chairman, Professor Emad Gad said recently.

“Implementing international best practice and offering products and systems with ETAs provide confidence to all stakeholders by meeting deemed to satisfy provisions of the National Construction Code (NCC),” he said.

The Blue-Tip 2 Screw-Bolt is the first product expected to be launched by DeWalt Engineered by Powers, with the mechanical anchoring range offering state-of-the-art, one-piece design, heavy-duty screw bolt anchors. The innovative anchors also hold a number of technical approvals which allows it to comply with various building codes and regulations. It may be used in numerous applications across a number of trades, including mechanical, electrical, HVAC, scaffolding, plumbing, interior finishing, civil construction and formwork. 

As part of our ongoing research and development, we continue to design products that meet today’s requirements, Mr Davis said.

“The Blue-Tip 2 anchor is currently being used in a variety of applications by end users where a seismic rated anchor is required from a compliance stand point. Some of these projects include multi-residential units such as Quay Towers at Darling Harbour and St Lucia’s Student Accommodation in Queensland, Government projects including the Gold Coast Airport, Star Casino, Logan Motorway M1 Upgrade as well as tunnelling projects, M5 Tunnels and Metro Tunnel in Sydney,” he said.

Along with compliance and European Technical Assessment (ETA) approved products, DeWalt Engineered by Powers is constantly pushing the boundaries to create innovative tools for the construction professional with an emphasis on cordless tools for installation of anchoring systems. The one-piece design of Blue-Tip 2 makes it is easy to install with a powered impact wrench and is the preferred choice for fast but reliable anchoring which is also fully removable, according to Mr Davis. The Blue-Tip 2 anchors are also designed with a tough cutting thread that allows for low installation torque, ease of installation and increased productivity, he said.

“With complete solutions offering compliance, performance and productivity, our cutting-edge technology and user-driven innovation, we are looking forward to continuing to leverage our global and local experience to support the construction industry,” concludes Davis.

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