The Staytite Group

Founded on the 15th June 1978, Staytite’s core aim was to bring engineering advantages to the fastener market.  Initial product launched was the Staytite nut, an all-metal locking nut.  Followed by the introduction of Barb & Carp nuts, designed to reduce cost and save time by uniting washer and nut into one encapsulated unit.  The product  range continued to grow with SEMs screws.

Staytite successfully introduced the Japanese made Hardlock Nut into the UK market.  Extensive use of this nut in safety critical application have made its use standard across many applications including rail.

Moving into larger premises in 1994 and then again in 2000 allowed for increased stock holding and expanded product ranges.

2005 Staytite purchases and builds bespoke headquarters to increase capacity and meet customer demand.

Opened a warehouse in Hong Kong to facilitate sales into the Far East and the Americas.

2009 Staytite purchased Andover based fastener company Portafix Ltd

2018 Portafix moves into new, larger premises to increase its storage capacity.

Key Abilities Include:

  • Logistics & supply chain services
  • Sourcing of fasteners, C class components, consumables and PPE
  • Implementation of Stock Management Systems (DLF, JIT)
  • Vending machines & Industry 4.0 Smart Racking
  • Kitting and assembly
  • Engineered solutions
  • Application of fasteners in production processes
  • Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015
  • Testing of products offering full batch traceability
  • Portafix: AS (Aerospace) Certified


Despite challenging market conditions in 2021, the Staytite Group saw positive growth across all companies with implementations of DLF contracts in a range of industries.

Further growth has been forecast for 2022.