About us

Who we are

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

Our History

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

Our Values

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

Our Products

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
Nuts and Washers
Socket Head Products

Our Valued Suppliers

The best and brightest

Metalurgica Hassmann

Metalurgica Hassmann



Clyde Fasteners

Clyde Fasteners




Contact Us

Get in touch


Address 21 Repens Street, Heriotdale, Johannesburg
Phone No. +27 11 626 2600
Email sales@upl.co.za