Optimas licensed to manufacture Phillips drive systems 06 August 2018

Optimas Solutions is licensed by Phillips Screw Company to manufacture a number of its innovative drive systems. This further reinforces Optimas’ commitment to producing advanced, reliable high-quality fastening solutions for challenging industrial applications.

In addition to managing a global network of high-quality suppliers, Optimas also has its own manufacturing capabilities. These enable the company to react quickly to unexpected product and component demands, thus supporting its customers with a flexible supply chain. Optimas’ manufacturing facilities specialise in cold forming and offer a wide range of services, from design and prototype testing to full scale production of highly specialised components.

Optimas’ manufacturing sites, located in Wood Dale, IL, USA, and Droitwich, UK, are licensed to produce PHILLIPS SQUARE-DRIV®, ACR® PHILLIPS II®, MORTORQ® Super and External MORTORQ® Super drive systems for automotive and heavy industrial applications.

Phillips Screw Company is the inventor of the original 1930s Phillips® drive system and continues to develop innovative, high-quality fastening solutions such as MORTORQ® Super high strength spiral drive and External MORTORQ® Super bolting systems. These are a family of products that, thanks to their long product lives, are used in challenging environments. MORTORQ® spiral drive products feature high torque control, which is achieved by providing a greater contact surface area between the driving tool and fastener head.

Phillips’ quality monitoring programme guarantees that only manufacturers that can deliver consistent precision and reliability are issued with a license to manufacture these drive systems. Within Phillips’ exclusive global network of less than 100 manufacturers, Optimas is licensed in both the US and the UK.

“Optimas has been a licensed manufacturer for many years, and this relationship has been highly advantageous for both parties. The numerous certifications and quality standards that Optimas adhere to attest to the quality of the components manufactured. These include ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001 and the latest VDA 6.2 and IATF 16949,” commented Mike Mowins, president of global licencing at Phillips.

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