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Konnect

Konnect, Australia’s Fasteners Specialists is the product of connecting the leading regional fastener businesses throughout Australia into one coordinated trading entity. As a connected business, Konnect offers customers of all sizes superior delivery performance, a huge and diverse product range, very large stock volumes, and high quality products. 

The business has in various forms operated in Australia since 1912 (when FJ Sweetman started trading in Western Australia). Some of the very strong fastener brands that have become part of the business are Universal Fasteners, Sweetman Fasteners, Queensland Fasteners and Top End Fasteners. All these businesses now trade under the Konnect brand.

Whilst these businesses have been owned by Coventry Group for several years, the consolidation of the trading name did not take place until May 2004 when the Parent Company was convinced the change would benefit both the business and its customers. 

Konnect places a great emphasis internally to deliver:
  • quality products to ensure peace of mind
  • quality service with prompt, accurate, and full delivery of requirements
  • quality advice to ensure the best product is recommended for the application
Konnect is a true fastener specialist stocking a wide range of products in the following critical fastener lines:
  • mild steel & high tensile bolts, nuts, washers
  • stainless steel fasteners & hardware
  • structural assemblies
  • self-drilling screws, rivets, nails
  • masonry fasteners, mechanical & chemical anchors
  • petrochemical fasteners, stud bolts, & nuts
  • socket head cap screws, grub screws
  • threaded rod 
  • small fasteners
  • custom forged fasteners
In addition Konnect stock a range of quality associated products to complement its core product offer. These products include:
  • cutting tools, drill bits, taps, dies
  • abrasives, grinding wheels, cut off wheels
  • industrial quality hand tools
  • industrial quality power tools
  • lubricants, cutting fluids, cleaners
  • sealant products, silicones, adhesives, epoxies
  • hoseclips, cable ties
  • lifting gear
  • welding gear
  • safety products
Konnect can deliver products to any destination across Australia.  Whatever it is you’re after in fasteners, you can be sure Konnect will have it or source it, and can deliver. 

Konnect in New Zealand

Konnect, New Zealand’s fastener specialists, have been a part of the Coventry Group since 2001. The operation today has evolved from two previous businesses that operated separately on the North and South Islands.  Today this business accounts for 12 out of the 61 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Konnect in New Zealand place a great emphasis internally to deliver:
  • quality products to ensure peace of mind
  • quality service with prompt, accurate, and full delivery of requirements
  • quality advice to ensure the best product is recommended for the application
Konnect in New Zealand is a true fastener specialist stocking a wide range of products in the following critical fastener lines:
  • self-drilling screws, rivets, nails
  • masonry fasteners, mechanical & chemical anchors
  • mild steel & high tensile bolts, nuts, washers
  • stainless steel fasteners & hardware
  • structural assemblies
  • socket head cap screws, grub screws
  • threaded rod
  • small fasteners
  • custom forged fasteners
In addition Konnect in New Zealand stock a range of quality associated products to complement its core product offer. These products include:
  • cutting tools, drill bits, taps, dies
  • abrasives, grinding wheels, cut off wheels
  • industrial quality hand tools
  • industrial quality power tools
  • lubricants, cutting fluids, cleaners
  • sealant products, silicones, adhesives, epoxies
  • hoseclips, cable ties
  • safety products

Cabinet and Furniture Hardware

Artia are specialists in the supply of Cabinet & Furniture Hardware to the domestic and commercial furniture, office chair components, cabinetmaking, joinery and shop fitting industries as well as suppliers of Hospitality & Office Furniture.

Since 1952, Cornall Merchandise, Howard Silvers and FJS had been supplying the Australian and New Zealand markets with top-quality cabinet hardware and furniture fittings. Then, in mid-2006, the Coventry Group successfully merged these companies under one umbrella and from 1 December 2007 this amalgamation became known as Artia.

With such an impressive pedigree Artia is able to offer a range of products that is second to none — from traditional cabinet and kitchen hardware through to hospitality furniture and office chair componentry — while still maintaining that old-fashioned one-on-one contact with our clients, our most precious asset.

We strongly believe the relationships built up over many years between our combined companies and their customers are the cornerstone of our present business structure. These relationships are highly cherished and we will continue to nurture these now and into the future, ensuring we grow together.

To access or order any of our catalogues contact one of our Customer Service teams on 1800 008 591 in Australia, or in New Zealand on 0800 267 625.


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