Around the world manufacturers of all sizes are looking to reduce costs and improve production efficiency to remain competitive. With a global team of fastener and supply chain experts and decades of experience, Optimas partners with leading OEMs and Tier suppliers to reach these goals.

Optimas Solutions

Optimas Solutions is a global industrial distributor and service provider of high quality fasteners and c-class components. At our core, we are comprised of people who are passionate about solving the most complex challenges faced by manufacturers the world over.

We provide engineering expertise, logistical services, vendor management and direct line feed solutions to OEM manufacturers, tier suppliers and other world class manufactures on a global scale.

Optimas has a diverse, global team of 1,600+ experts, a vast network of distribution centers, regionally based quality labs and manufacturing facilities to support the global and local complexities of our customers’ industries, enabling them to achieve their goals and be successful.

Experts focused on solutions that optimize

We’re dedicated to keeping our world-class customers are the cutting edge of their industries by combining global logistics capability with localized centers of expertise. Optimas aims to generate value and time savings for customers by providing a single point of contact for all fastener applications and distribution channels.

Working with its partners, Optimas integrates with customer purchasing and development teams to help specify, deliver and manage fasteners to engineered standards.

We help many manufacturers to simplify the Bill of Materials (BoM), consolidate the supply chain, optimize inventory and, ultimately, increase speed to market. We enact lean component supply management principles and technology trends that are tailored to suit specific production operations.

Our service

Optimas has a proven track record in supporting a wide range of industrial sectors including automotive, heavy truck, high tech, lawn and garden, medical, off-highway, power generation, powertrain, recreational vehicles, transportation and tunnelling.

Headquartered in Glenview, Illinois, USA, Optimas works with more than 3,500 suppliers to distribute 10 billion components from over 130,000 Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) to over 10,000 customers from different industries worldwide.

The company employs approximately 1,600 individuals, across 16 countries. Our facilities include 50+ offices, over 40+ distribution centers, 9 quality labs and 2 manufacturing sites (Wood Dale, IL, U.S., and Droitwich Spa, UK). 

Optimas’ core values are teamwork, honesty, respect, excellence, accountability, and drive (THREAD). These values connect the company’s internal teams, its suppliers, and its customers, creating an environment that promotes growth for all parties.

The services provided by Optimas can be separated into 4 distinct aspects: logistics, engineering, quality and manufacturing.

Logistics

We help customers to reduce inventory costs and enable lean supply management by providing integrated demand forecasting, supply chain management, on time deliver and specialized fastener systems. 

Engineering

Customers looking to maximize their design performance from the start can benefit from the knowledge of our technical experts located across the globe. Optimas can deliver full analysis and testing, re-engineering services, design support, modelling and engineering capabilities to deliver exact component solutions. 

Quality

Manufacturing is a competitive environment with no margin for error in terms of quality and reliability. With a company-wide emphasis on providing quality, Optimas has achieved zero parts per million (PPM) defect rates for some customers, as well as receiving numerous industry awards and certifications such as VDA 6.2, ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-TS-16949 and OHSAS-18001.

Manufacturing

When you win a big contract you need to know that your supply chain can react to increased demand. Through investment in our own manufacturing facilities Optimas provides a responsive supply chain that can keep up with your business. Our facilities support fastener manufacturing for the entire product lifecycle: from prototyping to full scale production, for existing or new products. This includes the ability to produce fully licensed fastener products.

Implementation

A busy production in fluid and our customers need a supply chain that can adapt in real time to environmental changes and shifting demands. This is where our heritage and experience offer a distinct advantage. Our capabilities include Kanban, lead time reduction, labor productivity savings and inventory reduction. Through regular contact we support customers by growing our service alongside their business.

Technology

Many of our customers are at the cutting edge of their industry, so their production line needs to be at the cutting edge to. We offer Just-In-Time replenishment of parts direct to the production line, scale weight bin solutions, PPAP accreditation and inventory reports customized to individual customer.

History 

While the Optimas brand was launched in 2015, our business has had an established presence as a Full Service Provider to OEMs and tier suppliers for decades. In fact, we can trace our roots back to 1890 and have a historical footprint in North America and Europe.

In collaboration with investment partner American Industrial Partners (AIP), Optimas continues to advance our service offering and our team’s breadth and depth of knowledge. We pair a wealth of experience with new technologies and facilities in order to meet the evolving demands of our customers: today and into the future. 

Associations

Optimas is an active player in the industry, and hold memberships with a multitude of industry associations and organizations:

  • Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (AmCham)
  • British Association of Fastener Distributors (BIAFD)
  • European Industrial Fasteners Institute (EIFI)
  • Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA)
  • Niche Vehicle Network
  • Spanish Auto Association (SERNAUTO)
  • The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
  • TAYSD

We’re a global team, focused on providing holistic distribution services and solutions to enable our customers' success worldwide.
Anesa Chaibi, CEO