We
Are
Optimas

Bolt

We transform
your supply chain
so you can
transform your
business.

Optimas is a major global partner for industry leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

At Optimas, we provide you integrated supply chain management solutions and engineering support. You can rely on our prompt delivery of industry standard or highly customized fasteners when and where you need them.

We understand the role fasteners and c-class components play within big OEMs. By focusing on the details, like highly engineered fasteners, we keep you, our world-class customer, at the cutting edge.

Our global team of nearly 2,000 experts focuses on clearing a path for you to achieve your goals. Our long-standing OEM customers rely on us to consistently take care of the fundamental things they need to not only get by, but to excel.

WHAT
WE
PROVIDE

We simplify the complexity associated with your OEM supply chain through a range of expert services and quality products. help our grow and control the direction

We provide highly engineered fasteners and c-class components, around the world, in the commercial vehicle, luxury automotive, power generation, agricultural equipment and general industrial markets - to name just a few.

OUR SERVICES

74

Our 74 distribution centers around the world ensure timely product delivery, giving our customers peace of mind

$38M
Our internal manufacturing capability produces $38 million worth of engineered components annually
Total Cost Approach

Our services are tailored to the specific needs of each customer program. After we gain a better understanding of your goals and strategy, we assess and coordinate the right set of services to get you ahead and keep the total cost of ownership in check. You will come to rely on our discovery of continuous efficiencies through our expert assessments and analysis.

  • Improved cash conversion cycle

  • Improved labor productivity

  • Leaner supplier base, decreased fastener part proliferation

  • Lead-time reduction

  • Optimized delivery operations

  • Leaner supply chain

  • Maximized space utilization

  • Enhanced service and transparency

  • Continuous improvement through engineering

  • Manage PPM parts per million requirements

  • Inventory reduction and asset efficiency

  • Forecast and anticipate demand
­LOGISTICS & DISTRIBUTION

Our global logistics team ensures that our customers receive the right components on time, every time. We manage hundreds of SKUs, suppliers, and transactions every hour of every day around the world.

  • Full service fastener provider (FSP)
  • Just in time (JIT) /Kanban services
  • Supermarkets
  • Dock-to-Dock
  • Kitting and pre-assembly
Quality

We pursue exceptional quality in everything we do. With nine regionally based ISO certified quality labs we ensure the highest standards of excellence with every component we deliver to your line.

  • State-of-the-art inspection, measuring and test capabilities

  • 100% audit approval by all major customers

  • Best-in-class parts-per-million

  • Industry leading validation equipment

  • Centralized PPAP function to drive processing efficiencies

  • Supplier partner performance management strategies

  • Standardized best practices for consistency and efficiency
­ENGINEERING

Our engineers help upfront by creating small parts that have a big impact for your refreshed or new launches. Their trained eye for detail allows them to look beyond symptoms and create real solutions (reduce overall weight, cost and complexity).

  • Standardization, re-engineering and part rationalization
  • Reduction of SKUs and part complexity 

  • Fastener Specification and industry expertise

  • Software enabled visibility and tracking of total cost

  • Identification of application issues and corrective actions

  • Performance, quality and cost-saving continuous improvement

  • Licensed products: Taptite®, High Torque®, Mathread®, etc.
­MANUFACTURING

Our ISO and TS certified fastener manufacturing facility in Wood Dale, Illinois can handle everything from prototype testing to full-scale production. As we deepen our manufacturing expertise, with every application, our customers leverage our knowledge to mitigate their gaps, streamline their supply chains, and excel in their vertical market.

  • Lean manufacturing practices

  • 30 years of experience

  • Specializing in M6 to M 16 cold-headed fasteners

  • TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certified manufacturer and sorter

  • Engineered and complex fastener design capabilities

  • Supply chain assurance
  • Ongoing investment in state-of-the-art machinery
­IMPLEMENTATION EXPERTISE

Using the Kanban system, we constantly improve and adapt implementation strategies based on real-time environmental changes and demands within your programs.

  • Inventory reduction

  • Lead time reduction

  • Leaner supply base

  • Labor productivity savings

  • Streamlined delivery operations

  • Lean process improvement

  • Maximize floor space

  • Improved cash conversion cycle

OUR PRODUCTS

+225,000

Optimas stores, handles and supplies more than 225,000 product lines.

9 LABS

Nine state-of-the-art ISO certified quality control labs around the world ensure the highest standards of excellence for every component we deliver.

Standard Fasteners


Our parts are available in multiple grades and finishes and abide by DIN, ISO, ANSI, JIS and all other international specifications. We can provide you traditional nuts and bolts to washers, screws and much more.

CUSTOM ENGINEERED FASTENERS

Products can range from critical to SKU intensive, and go through rounds of intensive testing at our quality labs. Optimas draws on its deep engineering expertise to manufacture male threaded fasteners, nuts, rivets, pins, rings, washers and seals.

C-CLASS COMPONENTS & HARDWARE

We apply our quality consciousness, purchasing leverage and fully integrated logistics solutions to deliver to you the essential products for the right application. We supply a range of non-standard hardware: small stampings, hydraulic fittings and hoses to machine parts and consumables.

INTERNALLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

Optimas manufactures custom-engineered component solutions that are built to overcome the complex challenges inherent in specialized design and manufacturing applications.

SPECIALTY DIVISIONS

14,000

Our Component Solutions Catalog features over 14,000 parts spread across 15 product categories

+40

We’ve completed over 40 tunnel projects around the globe

­SOFRASAR TUNNEL PRODUCTS

For over 20 years, tunnel infrastructure project owners around the world have come to trust our team for our technical skill, industry knowledge and tailored fastener solutions. Using our “fit for purpose” expertise, we determine the ideal fastener solution to suit the exact size, torque and resistance application - from dowel, bolting and injection systems to anchors and accessories.

COMPONENTS

Customers rely on our components division for speedy, on time delivery and reliable service. We specialize in c-class components, sub-assembly and kitting services. We help customers minimize cost, improve productivity, increase efficiency and mitigate risk through scalable and repeatable solutions.

Who
we
are

WE ARE OE SOLUTIONS EXPERTS. We’ve built our company on decades of industry experience, the strength of an established yet nimble global culture, and deep commitment to solutions in service of our partners’ goals.

AT A GLANCE

+2,200

We serve over two thousand customers around the world

8.6B
We supply over 8.6 billion components from 100,000 SKUs to our customers annually

Every day, across the globe, high-performing OEM businesses with complex supply chains, like yours, look to us to help them navigate the uncertainties and risk associated with manufacturing their products. We specialize in the distribution and manufacturing of highly engineered fasteners and c-class components. Customers leverage our expertise in fastener engineering, fastener manufacturing, and supply chain management solutions. We are able to simplify their processes, provide stability and lay the groundwork for their success.

We’ve built our company on decades of supply chain management experience and the strength of our dedicated and nimble global team.

Many companies promise efficiency. Our desire to continuously search for and implement the right solution for your application allows us to identify opportunities and craft solutions that help you excel beyond the assembly line.

We adapt as our customers and partners evolve, no matter which industry they serve or where they are in the world. Our expertise has forged strong partnerships in the rail, commercial vehicle, luxury automotive, agricultural equipment, power generation equipment, construction and industrial markets.

Previously OEM Supply - Fasteners (a division of Anixter, Inc.), we became Optimas OE Solutions LLC in June 2015 under acquisition to American Industrial Partners (AIP), an operating and engineering-focused investment firm with over 25 years of industry experience. This long-term strategic partnership allows us to accelerate our global growth and better focus on truly serving our customers and fully partnering with our supply partners.

GLOBAL REACH

+1,900

Nearly 2,000 Optimas team members at over 70 locations around the world are dedicated to helping our partners achieve their goals

Headquartered in Glenview, Illinois, our reach extends throughout the Americas, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. Our local, on-the-ground teams understand the nuances of every community where we have a presence. We adapt with our partners, our footprint allows us to remain at their side no matter where they find themselves around the globe.

What
We
Believe

­Optimas brings together customers and suppliers to achieve what they could not do alone.

Our Promise

Our Customers

We don’t want our customers to simply get by, we want to give them the opportunity to achieve their vision. We navigate the complexities and risks associated with their supply chains, creating the stability they require to focus on the bigger picture. As trusted advisors, we stick by their side as they evolve and realize their goals, providing superior support and guidance every step of the way.

Our Suppliers

We work with suppliers who not only know their product, but share our passion of helping customers transform and optimize their businesses. As our customers succeed, so do our suppliers. By partnering with us, suppliers create opportunities for their own companies through unprecedented global reach and strategic vision.

True Partnership

Our partnerships go far beyond transactions, they forge lasting relationships. Together, we can accomplish what couldn’t be done alone.

We believe in honesty not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it leads to better ways of getting things done.

When the bar is set high, we get to do what we do best: go beyond convention. We’ll get our hands dirty and we’ll get in the trenches with our partners to get the job done.

We Strive to foster a consistent experience for our customers, supply parthers and team members. Our unified global culture allows you to rely on a consistently high level of service at every turn.

OPTIMAS EXISTS TO HELP OUR OEM CUSTOMERS ACHIEVE GREATNESS.

Ian Clarke
CEO, Optimas OE Solutions

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