Trade Distribution

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

Artia – Cabinet and Furniture Hardware Systems

ARTIA is a specialist supplier for premium Cabinet Hardware Systems to the domestic cabinetmaking, joinery, shop & office fitting and furniture making industries.

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. In 2006, the Coventry Group successfully merged these companies under one umbrella and in 2007 this amalgamation became known as ARTIA across Australia & New Zealand.

With such an impressive pedigree ARTIA can look back on deep and long-standing relationships with both domestic and international premium suppliers to create a portfolio of products and solutions that is second to none.

ARTIA is proud to be national supplier across Australia and New Zealand for the Austrian premium movement systems brand Grass, promoting advanced drawer systems and furniture hinges. The Italian brand Sige is known in the industry as manufacturer of highly aspirational kitchen storage solutions while BMB Locks is a German precision locks specialist. A comprehensive range of industry-specific consumables and assembly fittings, together with a national footprint of five Distribution Centres completes ARTIA ‘s value proposition to the trade.

Key to our success is a traditional one-on-one personalised contact with our customers and business partners. We know that the relationships built up over many years are our most precious assets and we strive towards growing together.

To learn more about our product range, visit www.artia.com.au or make contact with one of our friendly Customer Contact Centre team members on 1800 008 591 in Australia, or 0800 267 625 in New Zealand.

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