The S.A bolt legacy.
The original company was established in 1966 and purchased by the current management in 1981. From humble beginnings in a small workshop located in Ophirton, Johannesburg, the company expanded from machining fasteners on Capstan lathes, first into Hot forging of Bolts, followed by a move into the mass production of cold forged bolts and nuts. Currently the company is located in Nigel, Gauteng on a 20,000 Sq Mt stand with 16 000 square meters of: Production Factory, Warehouse and Administration complemented by the service divisions including: Quality Assurance, Tool room, and Surface treatment plants.
The products are distributed to customers through a fleet of vehicles within the Gauteng area. National couriers serve other centers. Export containers are dispatched through international shipping agents. S.A. Bolt, “The One Stop Shop” for your industrial fastener requirements serves local and international markets around the world with particular emphasis on the African continent, especially: West, Central and East Africa.
Our range of, Bolts, Nuts, Studs, Cap screws, and associated products from M6 to M120 diameters, in standard and special formats are manufactured to all local and international specifications; high strength friction grip bolts and nuts, along with anti-vandal structural bolts and nuts are in major demand. Eye bolts and nuts have recently been added to our stock range. We are also proud to be an appointed distributor of Avlock International fastening systems.
Special liner bolts and complex hot forged, products are manufactured to customers’ specific requirements. Materials range from mild steel through the high tensile range to heat resistant and anticorrosive stainless steel. Corrosion protection offered includes: Electro-Zinc and Cadmium plating together with Hot Dip Galvanizing and Zinc Thermal Diffusion. Heating for the hot forging production process is provided by electrical induction, this method accurately controls a uniform forging temperature and is environmentally clean.
Major market industries include:
- High voltage electrical power generation transmission gridline towers and sub-stations.
- Renewable “green” energy, Wind farms and Solar-panel electrical generation sites.
- Mobile and fixed line micro communication towers.
- Bridges and civil engineering.
- Petrochemical industry.
- Open cast and underground base mineral mines.
- Heavy machinery and earth moving equipment.
- Cement, quarry and ore crushing.
- Container cranes.
- Public works sector.
With production of between 500-600 tons per month, our dynamic management team of professional sales and manufacturing staff has over 100 years of cumulative experience in the fastener industry, and we are confident that we have the necessary skills and expertise to provide you with the best possible products and service. Please feel free to discuss your fastener requirements with our sales team.
S.A. Bolt Manufacturers produce a large range of standard and special industrial fasteners by both the cold and hot forging methods which is complemented by our machining division.
Standard and special materials are procured from a number of specialized suppliers who guarantee the highest quality standards. Our in-house Quality Assurance division monitors these materials through the various production processes, including Heat Treatment and Plating. Mechanical and dimensional tests are carried out using the latest Tensile Testing and product verification methods. Components are produced to meet various local and international specifications and certified documentation is supplied on request.
The criteria for correct application of the fastener is dependent on the fastener meeting the mechanical requirements specified and requested by you our customer, to this end, we manufacture to the recommended international strength grades, designated by the symbols:
4.6 – 4.8 – 6.8 – 8.8 – 10.9 – 12.9.
A range of stainless steel fasteners is produced in Austenitic 304 – 310 – 316 and Martensitic 431 grades of material. Further technical information on the application of your fasteners will be found in the technical section 8 of this catalogue.