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 screws, which were especially imported for the bridge.
About 7 500 wood screws and 6 000 bolts, nuts and washers were supplied, although Fastenright MD Rainer Lutz presumes that more fasteners will be needed to complete the project.
The project – which is currently under way – will take about two to three months to be completed. A team of five to six people will be required to install these fasteners onto the wooden bridge.
“We are quite proud that our fasteners are the ones holding the iconic bridge together,” says Lutz.
He mentions that the company specialises only in stainless steel products and 95% of the company’s products are imported and manufactured to International Organization for Standardization specifications.
Moreover, the company has seen increased interest in stainless steel fasteners –particularly decking screws and torx drives – as a result of the fasteners lasting much longer and not rusting, compared with fasteners made out of normal carbon steel.
The company supplies fasteners for various applications in various industries such as the maritime manufacturing, maritime transport, engineering, construction, manufacturing, packaging as well as food and beverage industries.
Fastenright is constantly working towards increasing its range of products by adding different sizes to its fastener range to include fixers from 3 mm to 64 mm. The already extensive Fastener range includes new additions such as timber construction screws, thread repair inserts and self-locking dome nuts, Lutz concludes.