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Fasteners

Specialist manufacturer to provide fasteners for International Space Station

14th July 2023 Specialist fastener manufacturer Bumax has been selected to provide crucial fasteners to be used on the International Space Station (ISS). BUMAX 88 fasteners will be used to secure a new payload going to the ISS to measure the speed of sound. BUMAX premium fasteners include some of the strongest... 

Fastener supplier wins two awards

14th July 2023 Fastener supplier The Bolt and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) Group has been recognised for its performance with two awards by test and measurement specialist Comtest. Comtest provides test and measurement, communications, process control, equipment, solutions, and specialised systems from... 

AWARDS
The B.E.D. Group received the Comtest Best Industrial Wholesaler 2022 Award, while its Middelburg branch won the Comtest Extra Mile Award
AWARDS The B.E.D. Group received the Comtest Best Industrial Wholesaler 2022 Award, while its Middelburg branch won the Comtest Extra Mile Award

Firm’s products mitigate challenges

By: Simone Liedtke     14th July 2023 In the competitive fastener industry, substandard products often present a significant challenge, one that industrial machinery manufacturer Bearing Man Group (BMG) aims to mitigate through providing solutions that conform to the highest standards and which are manufactured to precise... 

Proudly South African manufacturer of metal pressings, hose clamps

14th July 2023 For over 50 years UNIVERSAL CLIPS have been the trusted South African manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of hose clamps and specialist metal pressings. Based in Gauteng our products are distributed country-wide and exported internationally through specialist distributors. Universal... 

Proudly South African manufacturer of metal pressings, hose clamps

Fastener specialist driven by innovation, sector challenges

By: Simone Liedtke     14th July 2023 South Africa’s fasteners industry is a dynamic sector driven by innovation, challenges and the collective efforts of passionate individuals and companies like Germiston-based fastener supplier The Fastener Specialist, which says that through focusing on new product development, addressing... 

SAFETY FLUSH ANCHOR
It is specifically designed for future maintenance and cleaning on areas where there is a brick façade
SAFETY FLUSH ANCHOR It is specifically designed for future maintenance and cleaning on areas where there is a brick façade

Company guides application of design code

By: Sabrina Jardim     15th July 2022 The implementation of SANS 51992-4 code, taking effect March 2021, ensures the safe design of fastenings for use in concrete. The adoption of this code is necessary to ensure safety and optimisation in the design of fasteners, says Rishaan Manilal, head of engineering and technical marketing at... 

An image of somebody drilling a fastener into concrete using a Hilti power tool
CODE BENEFITS The SANS 51992-4 code allows for consistency in the construction industry by providing a standard that engineers can use when designing fasteners

Local industry faces challenges

By: Sabrina Jardim     15th July 2022 The South African fasteners manufacturing industry is facing challenges, such as raw materials, distribution and utilities difficulties, says fastening technology specialist provider Swagefast Fastening Systems MD Jay Rossouw. He says these challenges are caused by factors such as weak economic... 

An image depicting a Swagefast fastener
NOT SO FAST The local fasteners industry is facing challenges owing to issues such as weak economic growth

Company reaps benefits of manufacturing locally

By: Sabrina Jardim     15th July 2022 Sourcing fasteners locally rather than importing them enables customers to avoid potential pitfalls, including logistical delays, erratic steel prices and shipping costs, says fasteners manufacturer Impala Bolt and Nut MD Derek Cohen. South Africa requires investment in the renewable-energy,... 

An image depicting various fasteners
LOCAL IS LEKKER Local manufacturing enables Impala Bolt and Nut to achieve quicker manufacturing turnaround times and lower stocks of finished goods, in addition to meeting customers’ local-content requirements

New machinery introduced

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     15th October 2021 In the past 12 to 24 months, fastener manufacturer Impala Bolt & Nut introduced new machinery to its existing range. These are highly specialised machines, purpose built for the fastener industry, and were imported from Japan and Europe, with a turnaround time of between eight and 12 months. 

Potriat of a man
DEREK COHEN Machines are suitable for standard parts used by a variety of regular customers and highly specialised for advanced manufacture of special fasteners used in the automotive industry

Fastening systems used at solar plants

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     15th October 2021 Industrial equipment supplier Actum Group has recently supplied its Ball-Lok cable ties for installation of cable management solutions at one of the largest solar plants in South Africa. 

Picture of cables tied on a wall with clamps on either side
DIFFERENT OPTIONS The cable ties are designed and manufactured to withstand the most challenging of environments

Increased bolt security in all conditions

23rd October 2020 The X-series washers, which are a part of industrial products producer BMG’s Nord-Lock bolt securing systems range, are designed for optimum bolt security, even in the most demanding operating conditions. These bolt securing washers have been developed to safely secure bolted joints exposed to... 

STRONG WASHER
The combined tension and spring action of X-series washers combats the effects of surface treatments, thermal cycling and vibration
STRONG WASHER The combined tension and spring action of X-series washers combats the effects of surface treatments, thermal cycling and vibration

Increased safety for heavy-duty vehicles

23rd October 2020 Industrial products provider BMG’s comprehensive portfolio of Nord-Lock bolt securing products, includes robust wheel nuts, designed to safely secure wheel joints on both on-road and heavy-duty vehicles – even under severe conditions. “Safe wheel assemblies rely on a high clamp load. Loss of... 

A TIGHT HOLD
Loss of clamp load leads to movement between the clamped parts in the joint, causing rotation and loosening of the wheel nut
A TIGHT HOLD Loss of clamp load leads to movement between the clamped parts in the joint, causing rotation and loosening of the wheel nut

Flagship brand well known in Africa

23rd October 2020 Industrial and electronics distributor Actum Group represents its flagship brand, BAND-IT, throughout Africa. With the engineered stainless steel band clamping of BAND-IT and fastening products that are long-lasting and durable, these products have been designed with safety in mind. BAND-IT... 

HOLD IT TOGETHER 
One of the benefits of BAND-IT fastening solutions is that it caters for harsh applications and allows for a long life span owing to the highly durable material
HOLD IT TOGETHER One of the benefits of BAND-IT fastening solutions is that it caters for harsh applications and allows for a long life span owing to the highly durable material

Global demand met by industry leader

23rd October 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic outbreak created a surge in global demand for medical equipment, with a subsequent knock-on effect being a huge demand for sheet metal fasteners, specifically for those companies producing essential equipment, including ventilators. International fastening specialists TR... 

FAST FASTENERS
TR Fastenings facility in the UK can manufacture a wide range of fasteners that can be used across a range of industries
FAST FASTENERS TR Fastenings facility in the UK can manufacture a wide range of fasteners that can be used across a range of industries

Manufacturer suggests nylon as best fastener material

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     21st June 2019 Fastening systems manufacturer Easyhold operations director Simon Barnard says nylon is the best plastic compound to use because of the functionality required for fasteners. Nylon has the flexibility and strength to generate strong pull or force for the company’s Easyhold fastener range avoiding... 

PROMISING OUTLOOK Nylon fasteners have a promising sales outlook, owing to their being a fast, easy and more cost-effective solution
PROMISING OUTLOOK Nylon fasteners have a promising sales outlook, owing to their being a fast, easy and more cost-effective solution

Company expands on fixing range

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     21st June 2019 Construction and fixing supplier Upat South Africa, the sole Southern African agents for fischer Fixings, has added its Duopower nylon expansion plug to its extensive range of fixings. Made from two different types of nylon, Upat technical sales director and co-owner, Kerry Kuhlmann, explains... 

CLOSE KNIT
Upat not only supplies the fischer range of products, the company offers four other major brands that are all complementary
CLOSE KNIT Upat not only supplies the fischer range of products, the company offers four other major brands that are all complementary

Company to supply fasteners for Woodbridge upgrade

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     21st June 2019 Stainless steel fasteners importer and distributor Fastenright is supplying stainless steel fasteners for the upgrading of the wooden bridge on Woodbridge Island in Milnerton, Cape Town. The fasteners that have been supplied on this project include extra-long hexagon bolts, nylock nuts and wood... 

WOODRIDGE ISLAND
Fastenright supplied extra-long hexagon bolts, nylock nuts and wood screws for the wooden bridge
WOODRIDGE ISLAND Fastenright supplied extra-long hexagon bolts, nylock nuts and wood screws for the wooden bridge

Company expands and increases production

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     21st June 2019 Manufacturer Impala Bolt & Nut recently initiated an expansion programme to increase its warehouse and production facilities by nearly 3 000 m2.   The investment includes new plant and equipment, testing facilities and the implementation of a QR code product identification system to ensure... 

FTS Boltworld

21st June 2019 FTS Boltworld is a distributor of industrial quality fasteners and rivets to the manufacturing, agriculture, construction and retail sectors.  Acquired by Hudaco in June 2018, Boltworld merged with the FTS business within Rutherford to offer a fully comprehensive fastener range. The Boltworld... 

FTS Boltworld

Import duty causes fallout for stainless steel fastener suppliers

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd June 2018 Stainless steel nuts, bolts and fasteners supplier Fastenright has been forced to increase the selling prices of its stainless steel fasteners, a detrimental consequence of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa’s (Itac’s) changing import duties, Fastenright MD Rainer... 

IMPORT BUSINESS 
Fastenright imports its stainless steel fasteners from approved suppliers, mainly the Far East, specifically China and Taiwan; and Europe
IMPORT BUSINESS Fastenright imports its stainless steel fasteners from approved suppliers, mainly the Far East, specifically China and Taiwan; and Europe

Improving industry presents opportunities for fastener portfolio

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd June 2018 While the local fasteners industry has experienced a “downfall”, the proposed increase in government spend on power generation points to an upswing during the course of 2019, with this holding significant opportunities for technical solutions provider BMG’s portfolio of fastener products, says... 

RELIABLE SOLUTION 
The Nord-Lock wheel nuts use tension, instead of friction, to secure bolted joints
RELIABLE SOLUTION The Nord-Lock wheel nuts use tension, instead of friction, to secure bolted joints

Solutions engender safety, reliability for chemical fasteners

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd June 2018 Construction industry service and technology provider Hilti South Africa is offering two “innovative technologies” – the HIT-Z rod and advanced on-site testing – to ensure safety and reliability for chemical fasteners, Hilti South Africa head of engineering Christiaan Davel tells Engineering... 

FASTENING SOLUTION 
While a conventional rod depends on bonding to secure it, the HIT-Z rod is controlled instead by friction, thereby negating the need to clean the hole during installation
Photo by Dylan Slater
FASTENING SOLUTION While a conventional rod depends on bonding to secure it, the HIT-Z rod is controlled instead by friction, thereby negating the need to clean the hole during installation

Strapping and buckle system improves signage erection

22nd June 2018 The Band-It Grade 304 stainless steel strapping and buckle system from industrial equipment supplier Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa has allowed signage and branding company Fox Signage to reduce the total cost of erecting signage substantially, while simultaneously speeding up... 

IMPROVED ERECTION 
The Band-It Grade 304 stainless steel strapping and buckle system has enabled Fox Signage to substantially reduce the total cost of erecting signage
IMPROVED ERECTION The Band-It Grade 304 stainless steel strapping and buckle system has enabled Fox Signage to substantially reduce the total cost of erecting signage

Strong attendance growth at Fastener Fair Turkey 2018

22nd June 2018 Exhibitors at the fourth edition of the Fastener Fair Turkey 2018 welcomed high calibre Turkish and international visitors for three days, with a total of 2 900 managers, engineers and buyers visiting the event. This represents an impressive 70% growth, compared with the 2016 show. 

FTS Boltworld

22nd June 2018 Industrial equipment supplier Rutherford is positioned to be a preferred supplier of fasteners through its parent company Hudaco Trading’s, acquisition of Boltworld, one of the largest stockists of industrial fasteners. Boltworld, which stocks a wide and comprehensive range of high-quality... 

FTS Boltworld

Blanket increases in import duty put industry under pressure

By: Robyn Wilkinson     23rd June 2017 Although the implementation of a hot-rolled coil (HRC) safeguard duty in South Africa aims to protect and support the local steel manufacturing industry, its unintended consequences for downstream customers are placing further pressure on an economy already under stress, says fastener products... 

ENSURING PRETENSION FORCE
The HEICO-TEC Tension nut has been developed for applications where it is difficult to use a pneumatic, electric or hydraulic tool to tighten the nut
ENSURING PRETENSION FORCE The HEICO-TEC Tension nut has been developed for applications where it is difficult to use a pneumatic, electric or hydraulic tool to tighten the nut

Company to expand its fastener market share

By: Robyn Wilkinson     23rd June 2017 Industrial equipment supplier Rutherford’s fastener division FTS Fasteners and Fixings is working steadily to expose its customers to its new product range and aims to increase its South African fastener market share by increasing the product range, improved stockholdings as well as through... 

Increased customs duty on stainless steel fasteners an ‘oversight’

By: Robyn Wilkinson     23rd June 2017 Cape Town-based fastener supplier Fastenright is appealing to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) to remove the customs duty that was implemented on stainless steel fasteners on April 1. 

ROBUST PRODUCT 
Stainless steel fasteners are far more resistant to staining, corrosion and rust than ordinary steel
ROBUST PRODUCT Stainless steel fasteners are far more resistant to staining, corrosion and rust than ordinary steel

Manufacturer gears up to meet growing fastening systems demand

By: Robyn Wilkinson     23rd June 2017 Owing to its recent move to larger premises, fastening systems manufacturer Easyhold will increase its stockholding and provide better service for its growing customer base, says operations director Simon Barnard. 

SIMPLE BUT SECURE
Easyhold’s wall plugs can be used with a quality cable tie to secure cables and pipes into mortar
SIMPLE BUT SECURE Easyhold’s wall plugs can be used with a quality cable tie to secure cables and pipes into mortar

Rutherford FTS

By: Zandile Mavuso     23rd June 2017 FTS Industries – a division of Rutherford – is one of the largest importers of blind rivets. It offers an extensive range of quality rivets and riveting tools. 

Rutherford FTS

The Fastener Factory

By: Zandile Mavuso     23rd June 2017 Established in 2015, The Faster Factory is a Durban-based company with sales representation through distributors in Gauteng and the rest of the country. 

The Fastener Factory

Company eyes increase in export sales

By: Victor Moolman     17th June 2016 Plastic manufacturer Easyhold is increasing its product offering to new markets as it foresees an increase in sales levels through exports. 

WALL PLUGS
The Easyhold wall plugs can resist 122 kg of force
WALL PLUGS The Easyhold wall plugs can resist 122 kg of force

Company provides reliable nut and bolt solutions

17th June 2016 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) extensive range of fasteners, tools and related equipment is used to enhance reliability of equipment in diverse sectors, including light, medium and heavy industries, pulp and paper, construction, original-equipment manufacturers and... 

Clamps remain a trusted product across projects

By: Victor Moolman     17th June 2016 Distributor of connection systems for steelwork Structural Fixing Systems has been providing products from UK-based fastener systems manufacturer Lindapter for South African projects since 1976. 

GAUTRAIN 
Structural Fixing Systems has supplied the Gautrain project with Lindapter products
GAUTRAIN Structural Fixing Systems has supplied the Gautrain project with Lindapter products

Distributor increases product offering

17th June 2016 Electrical and industrial components distributor RS Components (RS), which is the trading brand of UK-based distributors Electrocomponents, has added over 800 new lines to its RS Pro range of high-quality fasteners, fixings and ironmongery, giving engineers a choice of nearly 9 000 products for... 

ZINC PLATED
RS Pro zinc-plated and stainless steel machine screws have been added to its list of available products
ZINC PLATED RS Pro zinc-plated and stainless steel machine screws have been added to its list of available products

New lock washer and nut replace traditional fastening systems

By: Victor Moolman     17th June 2016 HEICO-LOCK wedge lock products can be used as replacements for traditional locking systems because of their ability to stay secure and in place even under the most extreme vibration and dynamic load applications, says fastener distributor The Fastener Factory MD Darryl Campbell. 

The Fastener Factory

By: Zandile Mavuso     17th June 2016 South Africa-based fasteners supplier The Fastener Factory – which will be celebrating its 1st birthday in July – offers a specialist supply and support service to diverse industries throughout the country. These industries include the automotive, engineering, packaging, printing, agriculture,... 

The Fastener Factory

New chemical fixing solution reaches local shores

19th June 2015 Construction fastener distributor Upat South Africa has expanded its range of chemical fixings, following the launch of the fischer Superbond chemical fixing range at the end of last year. The Superbond – a universal solution for cracked concrete – is available as RSB resin capsules or injection... 

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