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, paper and pulp, mining and construction industries.
“The company stocks a comprehensive range of quality branded products consisting of fasteners, tools, abrasives, drill bits and engineering consumables, as well as the recently introduced range of bearings and power transmission products. The products are carefully sourced from leading manufacturers and suppliers within South Africa, as well as from Europe and the Far East,” says The Fastener Factory MD Darryl Campbell.
The Fastener Factory has been appointed exclusive distributors throughout Southern Africa for HEICO-LOCK wedge lock washers, which are manufactured in Germany. HEICO-LOCK washers consist of a range of wedge locking washers and nuts, as well as ring-lock washers. These are used to prevent loosening caused by vibration and dynamic loads.
Campbell notes that an important feature of the HEICO-LOCK wedge lock system is the securing of the bolt fastening, using preload force rather than friction.
Morever, The Fastener Factory represents leading brands of power tools which include Bosch, Makita & Dewalt. Also, the company represents assembly systems and power tools manufacturer Atlas Copco for its range of air and power tools, while Somta Cutting and Drilling products is also a key part of the company’s range.
Abrasive manufacturer Klingspor supplies The Fastener Factory with an extensive range of coated made-to-order belts, bonded (cutting and grinding), burrs and diamond abrasives (cutting, grinding and polishing).
The company has recently been appointed as distributors of SKF-branded power transmission products and also imports and distributes leading brands of bearing products.
The Fastener Factory is a level four contributor to broad-based black economic empowerment according to the Department of Trade and Industry’s qualifying small enterprises scorecard.