About Us

Plastic buckles and closure components have been designed and manufactured for over 25 years by ITW Nexus. In fact, in 1977, we invented the original Side Release buckle that revolutionized the closure market. The following web catalog contains ITW Nexus’ standard plastic buckle and closure offerings of products that we have developed through the years. If you do not find a solution to your plastic hardware needs, please contact  ITW Nexus to review your exact closure demands.

All of our Military/Defense/MILSPEC hardware is 100% U.S. Berry Amendment Compliant.

Proudly Made in the USA.

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For manufacturers with global sourcing needs, ITW Nexus has three strategic manufacturing locations: United States, Europe and Asia.  


ITW Nexus - A World of Connections
The design and function of each closure product in your products - whether it’s a Child Safty Seat,  PFD or Military / Defense equipment – we believe is hugely important. This belief was incorporated into the development of the original Side Release Buckle, and has been engineered into every product since. Your closure product are important, making ITW Nexus the Ultimate Connection.


Commercial Innovations
ITW's culture is rooted in developing commercial innovations. Many of our product success stories begin on-site, where our customers' needs are most apparent. Thanks to the expertise of ITW's management and sales force (many of whom are trained engineers), we are well equipped to provide practical and time-sensitive solutions to the most complex situations. Our seasoned workforce intimately understands the manufacturing challenges facing customers and can develop original solutions from the ground up.

We also have the ability to support our businesses through our ITW Technology Center. Working on a request-only basis from our business units, the technology center provides advanced consulting on issues such as cutting-edge materials, mechanical designs and manufacturing processes.


80/20 Process
A driving force behind much of our success at ITW is our 80/20 business process, a practice that keeps us focused on our most profitable products and customers. The concept underlying 80/20 is simple: 80 percent of a company's sales are derived from the 20 percent of its product offering being sold to key customers.

Put simply, too often companies do not spend enough time on the critical 20 percent of their key customers and products and spend too much time on the lower volume 80 percent. Our view is that once you know who your high volume customers are, you can begin to understand what drives your growth and what your true costs are in the business. At the same time, we don't walk away from low volume customers; we just treat them differently, via outsourcing and specialty pricing programs. And regardless how big or small the order, product safety and quality are always 100 percent.


Design Capabilities:

The concept of engineering has existed since ancient times as humans devised fundamental inventions such as the pulley, lever, and wheel. Each of these inventions is consistent with the modern definition of engineering, exploiting basic mechanical principles to develop useful tools and objects.


Industrial Design
Industrial designers are also known as conceptual engineers. The objective of this area is to study both function and form of a product, and the connection between product and the user.

Industrial design is also combination of applied art and applied science, whereby the aesthetics, ergonomics and usability of products may be improved for marketability and production.  The role of an industrial designer is to create and execute design solutions towards problems of form, usability, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development and sales.


Graphic Design
Common uses of graphic design include identity (logos and branding), web sites, publications (magazines, newspapers, and books), advertisements and product packaging. For example, a product package might include a logo or other artwork, organized text and pure design elements such as shapes and color which unify the piece. Composition is one of the most important features of graphic design, especially when using pre-existing materials or diverse elements.


Manufacturing is the use of machines, tools and labor to make things for use or sale. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Such finished goods may be used for manufacturing other, more complex products, such as household appliances or automobiles, or sold to wholesalers, who in turn sell them to retailers, who then sell them to end users - the "consumers".