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Fasteners for Trailers

As the leading global industrial fastener distributor and service provider, Optimas has over 100 years’ experience supplying fasteners and components to OEMs and Tier 1s, and is a major manufacturer and supplier to the truck and trailer industry.

Trailer manufacturers are expected to meet demand in the face of exciting new alternative fuel prospects and an ever-growing requirement for HGV transportation. Maintaining a steady and reliable supply of quality parts is crucial for manufacturers looking to meet demand and boost their product output. 

Whether you need parts for a trailer’s sub-frames, floor and storage compartments, vent openings, skin reinforcements, firewall assembly and load-weight systems, we’re sure to have a high-quality fastening solution to meet your requirements.

Our fasteners and components are available in a wide range of sizes, materials and finishes. In addition, as a full service provider and manufacturing partner, Optimas can provide you with a cutting-edge inventory management system that will increase efficiency, drastically reduce reordering time, and ensure that stock is delivered on time, every time – leaving you to concentrate on what you do best.

Fastener performance is key; they may be some of the smallest parts in a production build, but they can make up more than 50% of a BoM. Fasteners can have a significant impact on vehicle performance, affecting speed, fuel consumption, range and overall performance. 

Trailer Manufacturer Fastener Considerations

1. Size

Smaller fasteners can provide opportunities for weight reduction. By decreasing the body diameter of fasteners, the volume of material needed for production is reduced, which can lead to significant weight savings.

2. Geometry

Geometry matters because a shallower head can enable manufacturers to save weight per fastener, leading to significant fuel efficiency gains.

3. Materials

Much like size and geometry considerations, material selection is key. Using materials like stainless steel and zinc finishes ensure excellent corrosion resistance and high tensile and fatigue strength.

4. Assortment & Availability

It can take up to 56 weeks to get a fastener from one end of the supply chain to the other. Trailer projects that require specialty fasteners can be even further delayed. Optimas can cut down lead times with an extensive portfolio of parts and the buying power to meet the many challenges of your project.

Fastener Manufacturing

Manufactured in our state-of-the-art cold-forming facilities or sourced from our 4000-strong supplier network, Optimas can supply fasteners and components for the entirety of your trailer build.

Our automotive fasteners and components are made from a variety of different materials to prioritise lightweighting, vibration resistance, corrosion resistance and minimal maintenance.

High-quality Fasteners For Trailers

Here are just a few examples of fasteners and components for trailers we can supply:

  • Wheel nuts
  • Stud connectors
  • Wheel bolts
  • Cable ties
  • Flange Bolts
  • Bolt washers
  • Sealing washers
  • Lockbolts
  • SEMs


Alongside manufacturing and distributing fasteners for trailers, it’s our supply chain solutions, engineering services and quality labs that set us apart.

While manufacturing trailers using quality parts is key, to get these parts to a production line its crucial manufacturers maintain a streamlined supply chain 

Enhancing Operations

Our experts can conduct line walks with you and identify opportunities for increased efficiency throughout each stage of your production process, finding ways to remove non-value activities and drive continuous cost savings.

Optimising Inventory

Our OptiTech inventory management solutions ensure products are delivered to the right place at the right time through improved data visibility. This results in improved productivity, cost reduction,  streamlined production, and lowered Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Improving Quality

We believe that quality in, is quality out. Evidenced by our range of industry certifications, like ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, Optimas operates its facilities to the most rigorous standards to make sure parts are optimised for use, every time.

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