The UPL Group is a fastener distributor specialising in only the highest quality fasteners, imported to strict international standards. Set Screws, bolts, nuts, threaded rod, cap screws, countersunk screws, button head screws, knurled cup points, spring pins, dowel pins, pressure plugs and wrenches are stocked to ISO metric and imperial standards. We offer fasteners in a wide range of materials including high-tensile, stainless steel and brass
Back in 1929 we opened our doors in Johannesburg. In 1966 Unbrako purchased the company and it was then acquired by the Simes family in 1986. Minox Fasteners was established in 1987 to satisfy an industry need for stainless steel, followed by the opening of Socketex in 1999. In 2010 all the company’s merged to form the UPL Group
We are a proudly South African company that is wholly owned by South African’s, ensuring that we contribute back towards the economy and community without distributing wealth outside our borders. At UPL we have a strong commitment to integrity, honesty and loyalty in everything we do. With quality being our core value, we strive to offer only quality products and services
We have been proudly distributing fasteners for 90 years in the industry and all of our suppliers are reputable world-renowned manufacturers (most of which we have obtained exclusivity for Africa) with many years of experience. We follow extremely strict guidelines when selecting our factory's, ensuring that we stock only the highest quality products at all times
We are passionate about what we sell
lets get down to the "nuts and bolts" of it all!
Bolts and Sets
Everyone is familiar with bolts and often confuse them with set screws. While bolts have a shank and are only partially threaded, set screws are fully threaded
Nuts and Washers
Nuts and washers just go together. Spring washers, tooth lock washers (internal and external), form B wahers and body washers just to name a few. Complimented by lock nuts, full nuts, half nuts, dome nuts, stover nuts and wing nuts. It's interesting to note that lock nuts can make use of a nylon insert, an elliptical offset or distorted threads to make them lock
Socket Head Products
Cap screws, set "grub" screws, countersunk cap screws, pressure plugs, low head, flat head, button head and shoulder screws all make use of a hexagonal socket in their heads and require the use of an "Allen Key" or wrench for application.
There are far too many other fasteners to list here, but these are some others that we stock: dowel pins, spring pins, hose clamps, machine screws, self-tapping screws and threaded rod. All fasteners come in many different materials, grades, finishes and threads. We predominantly stock items in hi-tensile, stainless steel and bras.
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