Optimas adds larger diameters to production 28 June 2021

Optimas OE Solutions has added larger diameter M12 – M18 fastener production of the industry standard MATHread® and Taptite 2000® licensed products to its capabilities.

The larger M12 – M18 MATHread® and Taptite 2000® diameters enhance Optimas’ licensed products manufacturing capabilities that already includes smaller diameters of MATHread, Mortorq®, Phillips Square-Driv®, Remform® and Taptite 2000 brands. These enhanced, larger diameter capabilities complement existing smaller diameter offerings and further support Optimas’ continued quest to deliver industry leading manufacturing solutions to distributors and OEMs directly.

“We’ve been manufacturing licensed fasteners for smaller diameters for a number of years,” said Marc Strandquist, CEO of Optimas. “Now with technological upgrades made at our Wood Dale, USA, and  Droitwich, UK, manufacturing facilities, we can produce larger diameters of licensed products to make us more competitive in a variety of industries that require larger fasteners, such as automotive, heavy-duty trucks, construction machinery and agricultural equipment.”

By adding these larger diameter capabilities, Optimas is able to build on partnerships with reputable OEM brands wanting to onshore more manufacturing with licenses especially beneficial to industrial applications.

These licenses allow Optimas to supply its customers with next generation fastening solutions, which guarantee measurable advantages, including improved performance, reduced installation times, as well as weight and cost savings. Optimas offers cold forming manufacturing for a variety of fasteners including self-threading designs for metals and a roll forming design for plastics.

“We continue to improve our manufacturing capabilities by working with high-quality, well respected fastener licensers, such as MATHread, Phillips and Taptite,” said Strandquist. “As we continue to roll out our ‘Manufacturing Solutions’ strategy, which we announced in the third quarter of 2020, it was a natural progression to add larger diameter licensed product capabilities for existing and new customer applications.”

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