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

Optimas is a major global partner for industry leading original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers.

We understand the critical role fasteners and c-class components play within big OEMs. At Optimas, we provide our world-class customers with integrated supply chain management solutions and engineering support. We focus on keeping OEMs at the cutting edge of their industries by delivering both industry standard and highly engineered fasteners on time wherever they’re needed around the world.

Our global team of nearly 2,000 experts is dedicated to clearing a path for our customers that allows them to achieve their goals. They 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 complexities of your OEM supply chain through a range of expert services and quality products. We provide highly engineered fasteners and c-class components to customers around the world in the rail, commercial vehicle, luxury automotive, agricultural equipment, power generation equipment, construction and industrial markets.

Our goal is to help your business grow, and we continuously adapt as a partner to help you navigate every twist and turn along the road.

OUR SERVICES

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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 every customer’s unique program. After gaining a thorough understanding of your business goals and strategies, our team assesses the current situation and coordinates an ideal suite of services that helps you get ahead while keeping the total cost of ownership in check. Our proven process of analysis and expert-driven assessments leads to the continual discovery of efficiencies, allowing our solutions to evolve with your company over time.

  • 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 requirements
  • Inventory reduction and asset efficiency
  • Forecast and anticipate demand
­LOGISTICS & DISTRIBUTION

Our global logistics team ensures our customers receive the right components on time, every time. We know how to navigate your toughest challenges as we discover opportunities to streamline material flow from development to end product.

  • 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 are met 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 dig in from the beginning, creating small parts with big impact for new or refreshed product launches. A collective expert eye for detail allows our team to look beyond the symptoms to create real solutions that reduce complexity and positively impact cost.

  • 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 including Taptite®, High Torque®, Mathread®, and more
MANUFACTURING

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

  • Lean manufacturing practices
  • 30 years of experience
  • Specializing in M6 to M16 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 the real-time environmental changes and demands of your program.

  • 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

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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 with anything from traditional nuts and bolts to washers, screws and more.

CUSTOM ENGINEERED FASTENERS

Our products can range from critical to SKU intensive, and go through multiple rounds of intensive testing at our quality labs. We draw on our deep engineering expertise to manufacture male threaded fasteners, nuts, rivets, pins, rings, washers, seals and more.

C-CLASS COMPONENTS & HARDWARE

We use our purchasing leverage, fully integrated logistics solutions and quality standards to deliver products that are essential for your specific application needs. We supply a range of non-standard hardware, such as small stampings, hydraulic fittings and hoses, 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

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We’ve completed over 40 tunnel projects around the globe

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

­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

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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 look to us to help them navigate the uncertainties and risks associated with manufacturing their products. We’ve built our company on decades of supply chain management experience and the strength of a dedicated, nimble global team. Customers leverage our specialized expertise in the distribution and manufacturing of highly engineered fasteners and c-class components to simplify their processes, provide stability and lay the groundwork for success.

While 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 around 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

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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, and our footprint allows us to remain at their side no matter where they find themselves around the globe.

What We Believe

At Optimas, we bring customers and suppliers together to achieve what they could not do alone.

Our Promise


To Our Customers

We don’t want our customers to simply get by, we want them 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 stand by their side providing superior support and guidance every step of the way.

To Our Suppliers

We work with suppliers who not only know their product inside and out, but also share our passion of helping customers transform and enhance their businesses. By partnering with us, suppliers create opportunities to expand their own presence through unprecedented global reach and strategic vision.

To Our People

The best ideas come from the floor, not necessarily the board room. We empower every team member to openly and constructively question the processes and challenge the standards around them in service of continuous improvement. The only limitations we have are the ones we impose on ourselves.

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 get in the trenches with our partners to get the job done.

We strive to foster a consistent experience for our customers, supply partners 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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