Welcome to Bufab UK (incorporating Montrose Group & Altiplas & Thunderbolts)
Originally established in 1991, Bufab UK has become a leading National distributor through organic growth and acquisition. The latest change came in December 2020 when the business of Thunderbolts Ltd was incorporated to create the business it is today. Prior to this in February 2020 BUK was merged with Montrose Fasteners Ltd.
At Bufab UK we aim to provide a service that covers all our customer’s needs. We supply a wide spectrum of industries including Electronics, Aerospace, Civil Aviation, Defence, Motorsport, Medical, Marine, Construction and Petro Chemical.
Our stock range is extensive and includes many bespoke or dedicated items, In addition we also have a full range of standard industrial fasteners in a variety of different materials. To complement our fastener product range, we also have a raw materials division that can provide a broad range of Stainless steel, Aluminium and Non-Ferrous bar tube and sheet. We are ISO 9001 and AS9120 approved and members of BAIFD.
Now more than ever manufacturing companies need to innovate to drive down operational costs, as your supply chain partner we offer a number of services which can be tailored to your company’s needs. If you are interested in this, please look at the services tab for more information
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Bufab Group offers a comprehensive selection of industrial products via its cost-efficient logistical solution throughout all of Europe. Our strengths include our common ERP system in the Group, cost effective price levels due to high volume purchases and effective material handling. In addition to our broad range of fasteners we have special expertise concerning electrical products used in the manufacturing industry.
We have developed a special controlling system to enable us to manage the logistics chain of our customers’ business when utilising our products. We also allow our customers to gain from our advanced reports helping our customers to plan their own production.
Bufab service to our customers is a cost-efficient complete logistical end-to-end solution.
We offer our VMI service (Vendor Managed Inventory) to our contract customers making our customers’ procurement process more efficient and easy in order to help in reducing capital tied-up with small parts in the stock. Bufab makes it possible to outsource the supply procurement process resulting to more effective operational performance, less suppliers and freeing resources to serve core business.
Bufab provides its customers operating internationally an operational model which makes it possible to standardize products and their quality between production plans located in different countries.
We also provide professional training and offer flexible customer care to our customers.
Bufab Group’s product range covers more than 140.000 products and approximately 11.000 products are stored in Bufab’s logistics center in Finland. Majority of our products are standard products, but approx. 30% is customer-specific and/or special fasteners made according to specific drawings.
Our product category is extensive also in electromechanical components used by manufacturing industry – from the smallest connectors to special parts made according to customer specific requirements to be used in explosively dangerous spaces and purposes. Other electromechanical products we can offer are connectors, insulated and non-insulated, cable-glands, stop-plugs, reducers, enlargers, adapters and lock-nuts, materials nylon, brass or stainless steel.
Bufab Group own production contains BUMAX 88 acid-proof PED/97/23/EC standard fasteners for pressure vessels and high-tensile BUMAX 109 fasteners and BUMAX HARD tempered thread-forming screws. Visit BUMAX for more information.
We also offer other products required by our industrial customers:
- Southco (locks and hinges)
- safety products and supplies
We acquire 80% of our products from Europe and Far East from selected suppliers, the rest is manufactured at Bufab Group’s own factories located in Värnamo and Åshammar, Sweden.
Altiplas is the UK’s leading specialist stockholder and distributor of Aluminium, Titanium, Plastic and Aerospace Fasteners and Components. We offer both standard and bespoke products using an array of manufacturing processes including hot or cold forging, turning, moulding and pressing supplying to Aerospace, Automotive, Medical and many other sectors. Our Aerospace team supply parts to all recognised National and International Standards NAS, AGS, AS, LN, AN & SP. Altiplas prides itself on superior quality at competitive prices and with our ISO9001/AS9120 accreditation we ensure that we have the right systems, products and support in place to consistently deliver to our trade and industry clients.
The Metals Division of Bufab (UK) Ltd is unique. The business provides a high level of service by a small but dedicated and experienced team.
We stock a wide range of rounds / hexagons/flats/angles/squares/channels/tubes/pipes in many different grades of metal all of which are traceable to source and supported by original mill certificates.
We also supply sheets/plates /flanges and fittings.
Processing includes bar sawing /profiling and polishing.
Metals supplied include Stainless Steel/Aluminium/Brass/Copper/Bronze/Titanium/Nickel alloys and Duplex steels
Nationwide deliveries either by our own transport/pallet services etc