About Us


SSF have been in business since 1965 and are one of the premier specialist manufacturers of fasteners in the world. Production is fully controlled in-house, within a modern and well-equipped manufacturing facility covering over 2200m². Our plant contains both traditional and specialist machines, which gives us the flexibility to meet the most demanding requests of our customers. SSF have grown significantly over the years, which is shown in the experience of our team and the number of markets we now serve. This experience, along with the knowledge gained, helps satisfy the most stringent and evolving quality requirements of our clients.



SSF serves over 40 countries worldwide across each continent. With export sales reaching 75% of total output, an appreciation of international standards is vital and coupled with a multi-lingual sales team operating through a range of trading currencies ensures a complete service facility for customers.


Our journey since 1965 has been full of challenges, excitement and growth. Since starting out as a small, privately-owned engineering firm, during the period of 1978- 2006 SSF saw continual investment under different ownerships and grew strongly to become a formidable UK specialist fastener manufacturer. In 2006 SSF was acquired by IMI Plc, a large multinational plc with an outstanding reputation for values and integrity, who currently enjoy a listing within the top 100 companies of the London Stock Exchange. Together, SSF have gone from strength to strength, building an international reputation and acquiring numerous accreditations and awards for its excellent market positioning and achievements. The foundation of a quality – focussed organisation started in 1985 by becoming the first fastener manufacturer to gain BS5750 P2. This position was underpinned with continual development through ISO 9002:1994, ISO 9001:2001, and in 2011, accreditation to BS OHSAS 18001, a significant achievement.