Griptite Fasteners was established on the 01/04/1988.Our humble beginning started at home and thereafter at 783 Umgeni Road .It was on the second
floor of the building. At first I did all the work by myself (ie) Repping, taking in orders, buying and delivering in my little Honda Ballade, that I just bought from
my previous employer.
For many years I have worked as an internal sales person in a bolt and nut and tools outlet, and gained much knowledge in the fastening and tool field.
Being a self motivated person more or less managed the company I worked for and was nicknamed DR Bolt. When I started my enterprise in 1988 I did not
know what to name the company so I decided to call it Bolt and Nut Specialists, until one of my brothers who was instrumental in getting me involved in
this career in the first place, phoned me and asked me if I had heard of a company called Griptight Bolt and Nut . I told him that I had not and so he said
well that’s you. Taking the word GRIP and adding the word TITE (deriving from a fasteners called TAPTITE) I got GRIPTITE and added FASTENERS instead of
Bolt And Nut to give it a broader spectrum .