About Us

Our Story

While our fasteners and components bond your products together, it’s our relationships that bond everything else.

Who We Are

Optimas is the leading global industrial distributor and service provider specializing in fastening and supply chain solutions for manufacturers seeking to improve efficiency and profitability.

Partnering In Our Customer’s Success For Over 100 Years

It’s our business solutions and ability to understand our customer’s goals that have set us apart for over a century.

1890

Fastener Distributor Inception
Infast Group PLC

1932

Fastener Manufacturer Inception
Barton Cold-Form

2002-2008

Fastener Business Acquisitions
Anixter
Camille Gergen
MFU Holdings S.P.A.
Walters Hexagon Group Ltd.
Sofrasar SA
Quality Screw & Nut
Distribution Dynamics Inc. (DDI)
Falcon House
Total Supply Solutions
QSM of Illinois (Wood Dale)

2009

Geographical Expansion
China
India
Mexico

June 1, 2015

Optimas Inception

2017

Geographical Expansion
Japan

2018

eCommerce Launched

2018

Fastener Business Acquisition
Circle Bolt & Nut

How We Drive Efficiency Up

Customers rely on our deep industry and manufacturing expertise to create custom-tailored programs to help them streamline their production and reduce their risk.

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SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGEMENT

Reduce risk, improve lead times and save labor costs by working with a single source.

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QUALITY
CONTROL

Know you’re in good hands with our zero defect culture and “best-in-class” product range.

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GLOBAL
SOURCING

Take advantage of our vast supplier network, leveraged buys and global footprint.

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INVENTORY
MANAGEMENT

Stock only the parts you need, where and when you need them.

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INNOVATIVE
TECHNOLOGY

Make data-driven decisions to streamline your processes and improve productivity.

Minimize Your Supply Chain Risk
Optimize Your Inventory
Enhance Your Operations
Improve Your Quality
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WORLD-CLASS
MANUFACTURING

Capacity and expertise to manufacture all your specific fastening needs.

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MANUFACTURING CONSUMABLES

Access in-demand PPE and MRO products, plus standard parts, to keep people and facilities safe.

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PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
& ENGINEERING

Count on our proactive expertise to drive efficiencies and savings across your operations.

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PART DESIGN
& TESTING

Partner with our engineers to design and test your parts to increase performance.

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KITTING &
ASSEMBLY

Increase your efficiency with pre-packaged kits and customized parts.

Numbers Tell the Story

You can depend on us to help you manufacture the best products for your customers. We are everywhere you need us. Our numbers tell an incredibly powerful story:

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Number of global suppliers
parts manufacturer
zero defect culture

Mission

To deliver scalable and reliable supply chain and manufacturing solutions through industry leading technology and innovation, powered by our values and connections with customers, suppliers and employees.

Vision

To simplify complexity for our customers while we develop and support our team.

Values

We focus on core global values: Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Excellence, Accountability and Drive, referred to as THREAD.

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THREAD Values

Teamwork

We are collaborators. We are one unified team. We see our customers and suppliers as partners.

Honesty

There is integrity in everything we do. Everyday.

Respect

We listen. We do not rely on assumptions or preconceptions. We work to solve problems together.

Excellence

We are focused on learning and continuous improvement. We want to understand the details of any situation.

Accountability

We embrace accountability and responsibility at every opportunity.

Drive

We never quit. We are relentless in our efforts to continuously grow.

Our People are our biggest differentiator.

Optimas’ THREAD Award honors employees quarterly that exhibit the THREAD core values. Peers can nominate any individual seen demonstrating THREAD values as a way of recognizing all members of our team that make us Optimas. Click here to see spotlights of our different THREAD winners throughout the year.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Our THREAD values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Excellence, Accountability and Drive only come to life when we embrace our diverse employees and make inclusivity a priority. That’s why we are excited to announce our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Policy that serves to enhance existing regional practices.

We are proud of our diverse staff around the world and are committed to the following DEI values:  read more here.

Our Leadership Team

Daniel Harms

CEO, Americas

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Mike Tuffy

CEO, International

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Mark Korba

Chief of Staff

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Phil Battaglia

Chief Financial Officer

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Paul Schorr

Chief Information Officer

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Our Awards

We strive to provide the best products and services to our customers. Our passion for excellence is unsurpassed and consistently recognized by industry leaders across the globe.

Awards

  • Caterpillar Supplier Excellence Award
    (US: 2023)
  • Cummins Quality Award
    (US: 2023)
  • MDM Research Top Fastener Distributors List #8
    (US:2022)
  • Industrial Distributor Magazine Big 50 List #22
    (US:2022)
  • Cummins Quality Excellence Award
    (Global: 2022)
  • UK Ventilator Challenge Team Contributor
    (UK: 2020)
  • Cummins Engine Outstanding Supplier Award
    (UK: 2020)
  • La-Z-Boy Silver Level Supplier Award
    (North America: 2019)
  • MDM Top Fastener Distributor Award
    (North America: 2015-2019)
  • Magna Trusted Supplier Award
    (India: 2018)
  • Caterpillar Supplier Quality Award
    (China: 2018)
  • Jaguar Land Rover Quality Award
    (UK: 2016, 2017)
  • PACCAR Supplier Performance Management Award
    (SPM) (North America: 2017 and 2018)
  • Dana Most Improved Supplier Award
    (China: 2016)
  • PACCAR Quality Award
    (North America: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Faurecia Strategic Supplier Award
    (Global: 2014)
  • JCB Most Improved Supplier Award
    (UK: 2013)

Our Certifications

We secure and maintain industry leading certifications annually to ensure the highest quality parts and peace of mind.

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