GESIPA® was established in Walldorf, Germany in 1955, as a company committed to developing better blind riveting technologies. GESIPA® manufactures blind rivets at 5 company factories located in the United Kingdom, Germany and United States. The driving force behind GESIPA®’s international success has been the ongoing development of innovative products that enhance productivity through superior engineering and quality workmanship.

In 1975, GESIPA® revolutionized blind fastening with the introduction of GAV Automatic-Feed Blind Riveting System. GAV systems have set the standard for blind riveting efficiency. GESIPA installation tools are known for their high quality, durability and functional design. From the Flipper low effort manual-riveting tool to the revolutionary AccuBird, PowerBird & FireBird, battery powered portable tools, GESIPA®’s innovation stands clear.

In 2009, GESIPA became a wholly owned subsidiary of SFS intec of Heerbrugg, Switzerland. SFS intec is a global fastening systems manufacturer


Gesipa Blind Riveting Systems Ltd was established as a UK subsidiary for the German Gesipa Group in 1971 setting up its manufacturing base in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

With the initial aim of providing German technology to the UK fastening sector it began its existence as piece part manufacturer but has evolved into a modern industrial production facility able to offer a full process from concept through to design, manufacture and testing in addition to standard off the shelf products.