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Let Us Be Your Trusted Partner for Specialty Fasteners

Olander has been helping companies hold it together since 1962. We offer the broad selection of specialty fasteners, easy ordering process, real-time inventory information, and speedy deliveries you deserve.

Our technical experts can manage your inventory levels for through our industry-leading VMI program. Many of our customers take advantage of VMI and kitting to get customized service that saves them time and money. With our help, you can spend less time hunting for parts and more time designing your most complex components or tackling your biggest production issues.

Olander is a proud member of the following organizations: 

Fastener Expertise & Value-Added Inventory

Olander’s technical experts and advisors have decades of experience sourcing, and building with, fasteners found on our website.

For over 60 years, we’ve worked to develop strong relationships with our supplies like Heli-Coil, Dodge, POP-Avdel, and more. With these strong partnerships we can ensure efficient, flawless deliveries as well as source hard-to-find or custom fasteners for our customers.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

On September 19, 2022, The Olander Company, Inc, officially qualified for ISO 9001:2015 certification, meeting quality standards set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Our certification requires that we adhere to a Quality Management System to ensure we consistently supply our customers with reliable fastener solutions. ISO certification also means that we follow documented processes to increase accuracy and minimize error.

Establishing this certification requires a great deal of dedication on the part of all employees at the Olander Company - an ongoing demonstration of leadership in the fastener industry. 

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Our Sunnyvale and Woodinville locations are offically ISO 9001:2015 certified. Our Rancho Cordova Company is currently not yet ISO certified.

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About Olander

The Olander family of companies are a full-line distributor of standard and metric fasteners, including commercial and specialty fasteners, precision hardware, electromechanical components, tools, adhesives, and wire management products. We started off serving Silicon Valley in 1962. Today, we have customers in more than 45 countries.

Companies in the semiconductor, medical device, aerospace, telecommunications, alternative energy, and robotics industries can find what they’re looking for within our in-house inventory of more than 70,000 items in stock. The list includes a broad inventory of Heli-Coil products such as Nitronic 60 inserts.

But we’re about more than just inventory. We’ll help you get the most out of your fasteners with our value-added services.


 Phil Olander in United States Army Air Corps uniform

We Were Founded on Service—and We’re Ready to Come Through for You

Our relentless focus on serving customers stems from our founder’s service to the country. Philip Olander was a World War II hero who served as an Engineer in the United States Army Air Corps, 303rd Bomb Group. After his B-17 bomber was shot down, Phil was captured and became a prisoner of war in Germany from May 1944 to April 1945.

Once he returned home to California, Phil was inspired to create a business that solved many of the problems and frustrations he had faced as an engineer and aircraft mechanic. He especially wanted to address the challenges and delays that often came with trying to order and obtain fasteners and other parts for maintenance and repairs.

Phil’s inventory management theory and commitment to taking care of people have propelled The Olander Company to its status as a global distributor of precision hardware.


Phil Olander with members of the United States Army Air Corps in front of plane
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