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Adding value through bespoke component design
26th October 2017

Successful design engineering is all about creating something that is greater than the sum of its parts. To do this you need to understand every nut, bolt and cable tie; and trust that it’s the best option for your application.

While leading distributors offer hundreds of thousands of standard parts, sometimes that’s not enough. This is why the Optimas Bespoke Parts and Manufacture Service helps customers to specify the perfect solution.

Liam Marriott, Technical Manager of Optimas Solutions’ Components Division, explains how customers can add value through bespoke component design.

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Bringing Products and Expertise From Over 50 Manufacturers to the FAST Exhibition
11th May 2017
The National Motorcycle Museum, National Conference Centre, Solihull, West Midlands

We will be exhibiting on stand 51 at the FAST Exhibition on May 11th with one of the broadest ranges of threaded and non threaded, metal and plastic fasteners available – offering customers the cumulative experience and expertise of over 50 of the world’s leading fastener manufacturers.

For customers looking to replace fasteners in their current line of products, Optimas Components can leverage over 50 years of experience in the field and select from a vast range of products and experience from our global fastener manufacturing partners. Our standard ranges cover nylon and steel materials; BA, metric and unified tread types; a wide variety of head styles; push fit, snap in and quarter turn nylon fasteners; and adherence to a plethora of standards such as DIN, ISO and BS.

In addition, we can cater to situations where a standard fastener is not available by partnering with a customer’s design team to create a bespoke fastener or component.

Customers can also save time and simplify their manufacturing and logistics processes by using the Application Engineering Team at Optimas Components with their wide knowledge of fastener technologies – speeding up production assembly processes and cutting costs.

Examples of our standard products include a wide variety of washers, many types of head styles, nylon nuts and screws, stainless steel fasteners, and tamper proof and security products. A large number of assortment kits are also available, including kits for nylon washers, nuts and screws as well as a many kits for stainless steel fasteners.

Our full range of metal and plastic fasteners are available to order from this website here.
Optimas Components Will Be Re-Locating on 3rd April 2017

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Optimas Launches Techflex Braided Sleeving at Southern Manufacturing
21st - 23rd March 2017
FIVE, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6XL

Delivering high flexibility, ease-of-installation and available in multiple sizes and colours, a family of expandable braided sleeving products from Techflex is being introduced by Optimas Components on their stand K73 at Southern Manufacturing 2017.

Techflex products suit a variety of markets that include applications within electronics, wire harness, power systems, automotive, white goods, medical and lighting.

Techflex sleeving covers many forms, including general purpose, scissor-cut, wrappable-split, flame retardant, ultra-high / low temperature and EMI, RFI, ESD protected.

The full range of Techflex products can be viewed here »
Extreme Performance for Extreme Environments

Optimas Components can now supply the full portfolio of Anamet’s Anaconda Sealtite Conduit. This product line delivers extreme performance in applications in extreme environments.

Designed with a smooth jacket surface for ease of cleaning and to avoid bacteria growth FOOD GRADE CONDUIT is FDA CFR 21, NSF 51 and ANSI 169 certified.

This product is widely used in food preparation / sorting equipment, packing equipment, clean rooms, laboratories, plus medical devices and chemical / pharmaceutical applications.

OR (OIL RESISTANT) GRADE CONDUIT is specially constructed to provide a high level of resistance to oil and grease, and maintain its flexibility, whereas other non-resistant conduits often suffer from their jackets stiffening and rupturing over time.

Typically used in machine building, diesel engine, generator sets, metal, paper and chemical applications, where exposure to high temperatures can also be an issue, OR GRADE CONDUIT operates in a temperature range of -15C to 100C, with intermittent use up to 120C. Its jacket is also a sunlight and UV resistant PVC compound suitable for outdoor applications.

In applications such as transformers, steel works, off shore and machine building, where exposure to extremely high or low temperatures is a constant, HCX CONDUIT comes into its own.

Armed with a Sunlight and UV resistant TPE jacket that can withstand temperatures from -55C up to 145C long term and 160C intermittently, HCX CONDUIT maintains its integrity to provide excellent mechanical protection of cables. Inferior conduit will become brittle or rupture.

View the full range of Anamet conduit here »
The Perfect Panduit Partnership
Panduit Innovation Combined with Optimas Distribution

Panduit product provides comprehensive bundling solutions, including cable ties that are available in a wide range of sizes, styles and materials for fastening, bundling, clamping and identifying in a variety of applications throughout the physical infrastructure.

Optimas Components can now supply the full portfolio of Panduit products, including their superior cable management solutions, incorporating cable ties engineered from specifically selected materials, including PEEK and TEFZEL.

See Panduit products here »
Engineering Design Show
19th & 20th October 2016
Ricoh Arena, Coventry

We will be exhibiting at the ENGINEERING DESIGN SHOW 2016, please come and see us at stand D70 to discuss your applications and current requirements.

Register here for the show »
FAST Exhibition
22nd September 2016
The Williams Conference Centre, Grove, Oxfordshire

We will be exhibiting at FAST 2016, please come and see us at stand 10 to discuss your applications and current requirements.

Register here for the show »
Manufacturing and Engineering North East
MENE 20166-7 July 2016
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

We will be exhibiting on stand B12. Our dedicated application engineers will be on the stand to assist you with your questions.

Register here for the show »
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2016
Southern Manufacturing 2016 9-11 February 2016
FIVE, Farnborough

We will be exhibiting on stand H7, please come and see us to discuss your applications and current requirements.

Register here for the show »
Oktoberfest 2015
Oktoberfest 2015 22nd October 2015
Xcel Centre, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham

We will be exhibiting on stand HO48, please come and see us to discuss your applications and current requirements.

Register here for the show »
Engineering Design Show
Engineering Design Show 21-22 October 2015
Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

We will be exhibiting on stand A22, please come and see us to discuss your applications and current requirements.

Register here for the show »
New & Improved Website
Access over 14,000 product lines, including all 2,000 new products contained in Catalogue 46, with real-time price and stock information. Plus, new search filters to find the exact part you need and quick links to associated products. Plus many more features......

The new website also features sortable table headings. Plus, customers can view product specifications, approvals and line drawings, as well as download 3D CAD files.

There are dedicated pages on each of our Value Added Services, including Kitting, Bagging, Dyeing, Sub-Assembly and Onsite Inventory Management, to name but a few.

Customers can also order free of charge samples, which are very useful for evaluation purposes if you're not completely sure which is the best part for your application.
Anixter Components rebranded Optimas Components following AIP purchase; focus on growth and improved customer service

In an all-cash transaction worth 380 million USD, the Anixter OEM Supply Fasteners business segment of Anixter International, which includes Anixter Component Solutions, has been bought by American Industrial Partners (AIP) and rebranded as Optimas Solutions.

AIP has a long track record of successfully buying industrial businesses, and partnering with management to drive growth. 

A business segment within Optimas Solutions, the Optimas Solutions Ltd - Components Division (Optimas Components) will continue to be a first class supplier for ‘C’ class components, and sub-assembly and kitting services from its base in Wimborne, Dorset, United Kingdom

 Optimas Components now has the flexibility to continue to improve customer service and drive its value added services, including bespoke parts design and manufacturing, kitting, non-standard parts sourcing, on-site inventory management and bagging.

  Optimas Components is investing in its e-commerce and catalogue businesses to streamline the customer experience and make it easier to find and purchase products.

  “As Optimas Components, our aim going forward is to drive growth by continuing to improve our response times and flexibility through increased investment in stock, IT and e-commerce systems”, explains Andrew Fletcher, Managing Director of Optimas Components.

  Fletcher adds, “Value added and design services are an important aspect of our business and a key differentiator for Optimas Components, which is highlighted by our success in bespoke design and manufacturing, enabling our clients to make significant enhancements to the reliability and lifespan of their end-products. Going forward, we will be looking to build further on this aspect of the business.”

New Catalogue Available Now

'The Big Book of Small Parts' features over 380 pages / 14,000 parts, including over 800 new parts across 90 new fastener, cable management and enclosure product ranges, plus comprehensive technical data and detailed line drawings.


Extreme Performance for Extreme Environments

The Perfect Panduit Partnership

Engineering Design Show

FAST Exhibition

Manufacturing and Engineering North East

Southern Manufacturing 2016

Oktoberfest 2015

Engineering Design Show

New and Improved Website

Anixter Components rebranded Optimas Components

New Catalogue Available Now