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5th September 2018
More choice of cable glands from single source

Optimas’ Components Division has offered its customers access to a wider choice of standard and specialised cable glands from a range of top brands. Designed to support multiple cable entry requirements in industrial and other challenging application environments the new extended range encompasses different styles of seal, materials and cable retention options. Engineering teams from Optimas Components Division can also customise glands for...

20th August 2018
Developing the taxi of the future with Optimas

When reinventing an automotive icon, manufacturers are required to preserve the ethos of the original model while bringing the concept in line with modern technology. A difficult balance to achieve, but one that seems to have been struck by LEVC (London EV Company) and its new TX, the advanced electric taxi. To achieve the performance and efficiency levels demanded of modern vehicles, the TX represents a complete redesign compared to its predeces...

18th July 2018
Optimas retains accreditation to assure quality of automotive supply

Optimas’ Bredbury facility in the UK has retained its VDA 6.2 and ISO9001:2015 certification for 2018, allowing the industrial distributor and service provider to continue delivering quality fasteners and c-class components directly to automotive manufacturing lines globally. Optimas is a key player in the automotive industry, supplying component solutions to some of the world’s most recognisable car brands and tier suppliers.

9th May 2018
Setting component supply standard for Tier 1 automotive assembly

When simplifying the fastener requirements of a multi-billion-dollar automotive assembly supplier there is a high demand for consistency in the approach. Yet this is something that Optimas actually refers to as a global component standard. Since 2009, Optimas has been applying this standard to the activities of a global manufacturer of interiors, seating and emissions solutions to some of the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers....

16th March 2018
The fastener needs of a prestige motorcycle brand

When serving the often challenging component requirements of an iconic motorcycle brand can be a fine balancing act. When the look, sound and smell of a new bike must strike the perfect chord with enthusiasts, even the most minor detail needs to be perfect. Managing cost, performance and aesthetics of fasteners over a prototyping project is always a challenge, but the ethos of the brand must be accommodated. Fortunately, Optimas has conquered thi...

27th February 2018
Cancer diagnostic equipment manufacturer increases productivity

  It is best for everyone if cancer can be diagnosed early, as this can greatly improve survival rates, and it helps with health centres utilising the latest technology to ensure identification of the condition is achieved sooner.

22nd January 2018
Agreement signed to support production of new TX Electric Taxi

A long-term agreement (LTA) has been signed between Optimas Solutions and LEVC (London EV Company), with the two businesses now collaborating to deliver optimised fasteners to enable the production of the new TX - the advanced electric taxi. The agreement was signed at the new £325m LEVC production plant in Coventry on the 6th September. Optimas has already been heavily involved in the project, providing specialised and standard fasten...

4th January 2018
Cable management solutions provide electrical security

With the addition of cable management solutions from recognised brand, Wiska, the components division of Optimas has boosted its portfolio. The new ranges constitute a variety of cable glands and enclosures, which are available in a number of configurations to provide versatility to end users. The first selection of cable glands to be added to the Optimas range is the Wiska Vented Cable Gland range.

3rd January 2018
Supply chain efficiency supports rapid growth in automotive industry

The main aim for most businesses is growth, but when it occurs rapidly it can place additional stresses on an organisation as it adjusts to new commercial circumstances. Rosti Automotive, a tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, encountered such a challenge as a large new contract win placed pressure on its existing supply chain. Consequently, Rosti Automotive enlisted Optimas Solutions, a global distributor and service provider of fast...

18th December 2017
Laying the foundations for a growing partnership

A new long term agreement (LTA), between automotive systems manufacturer, Dura Automotive Systems, and Optimas, a global industrial distributor and service provider, has reinforced the further expansion of a growing business partnership.

5th December 2017
Making tracks at rail manufacturing facility

  In order to help simplify component and supply chain requirements at Hitachi Rail Europe's Newton Aycliffe based train manufacturing facility, the company has worked with Optimas. The new UK factory is the first of its kind outside of Japan, and is aimed squarely at supporting the European market, an effort that has been aided by Optimas.

20th October 2017
Reducing component obsolescence for premium automotive prototypes

As an automotive manufacturer, streamlining the controlled build engagement process can bring a host of benefits, offering increased research and development speed and a reduced bill of materials. Businesses such as Optimas have built a reputation in such work, offering expertise during the capital intensive controlled build engagement process, to enable a unified and efficient approach to component specification and utilisation.

Events News
29th September 2017
Hygienic cable glands on display at EDS 2017

Global supplier of c-class components, Optimas’ Components Division will be available on stand D70 throughout the Engineering Design Show (EDS) 2017 to discuss your requirements. The company will be displaying cable management solutions, enclosure boxes, cable glands, conduits and fittings plus threaded and non-threaded fasteners. Samples will be available on the stand, allowing visitors to get up close with the product range...

12th September 2017
Iconic partnership with TVR on the cards for Optimas

The new owners of TVR are teaming up with road car design legend – Gordon Murray to launch a brand new sports car, and since the announcement the motoring community has been on its toes waiting for the details. And now, the wait is finally over, as at this year’s Goodwood Revival – TVR officially unveiled its 200mph+ supercar to the world.

9th August 2017
VDA 6.2 accreditation achieved for global automotive supply network

The VDA 6.2 accreditation has been awarded to the Optimas facility in Bredbury, UK, in acknowledgement of its high quality standards and commitment to continuous improvement. This forms part of a growing network of Optimas facilities that carry the accreditation in Europe and Asia. As a key supplier to many prestigious automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 suppliers, this demonstrates the commitment that Optimas has m...

Test & Measurement
4th July 2017
It takes a tough nut to survive life on the road

As emissions regulations become stricter and the price of oil continues to rise, there’s no hiding from the fact that the Heavy Duty Truck and Motor trade is becoming ever more competitive. This is why manufacturers are striving to reduce vehicle weight and maximise reliability - so their customers can profit from every extra mile. Companies like Optimas are able to find innovations on seemingly simple components to give manufacturers an ed...

15th June 2017
JLR reaffirms continuation of 24 year relationship with Optimas

  Optimas Solutions has announced that it has formalised a continuation to its contract with Jaguar Land Rover for fastener supply to the company’s Castle Bromwich and Solihull manufacturing facilities. The announcement comes as JLR continues to invest in its UK manufacturing having shown strong growth in the domestic and export markets over recent years.

5th June 2017
Helping JLR to raise funds for the NSPCC

The Jaguar Land Rover ‘Ride and Drive Event’, which each year raises money for the NSPCC, is receiving ongoing support from Optimas Solutions, a global distributor of fasteners and c-class products. 

31st January 2017
Go beyond the traditional automotive supply chain

It’s no secret that automotive production lines of the mid-twentieth century weren’t quite as ‘well oiled’ as today’s high-tech, super factories. Myths abound about trucks full of components vacating premises at the dead of night, only for local black markets to coincidentally spring up the next morning offering OE spares at suspiciously low prices.

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