Dedicated to a high-quality service 12 August 2022

UK-based SD Products Ltd is a third-generation family owned business with over 40 years of experience as a stockist distributor of specialist fasteners – supplying products across all industries. 

Founded in 1979 by Dennis Shipley, SD Products has grown from a small family business to one of the largest UK stockist distributors of specialist industrial fasteners and components, with clients all over the world. Since its inception,

SD Products has been dedicated to providing only the best quality of service in the industry. “Over the years as we changed and evolved to stay ahead of the competition, we have always strived to stay true to our core values – quality products at competitive prices – with service and supply requirements tailored to customers' needs,” comments the company.

SD currently offers over 13,000 unique fasteners and components on its website and frequently updates its catalogue with new ranges – the most recent of which is the new line of 316 A4 marine grade stainless steel lifting eye bolts, long lifting eye bolts, and eye nuts, which are now in stock and available in metric sizes M6 – M30.

“Eye bolts and nuts are commonly used in lifting equipment, cable and rope rigging or rigging attachments on boats or vehicles. They offer excellent corrosion resistance in salt-water environments, making them ideal for use in boating, sailing and other marine based applications.”

As well as this a line of 316 A4 stainless steel carabiner spring snap hooks has also been added to SD Products’ catalogue. These are easy to use and versatile connectors for light and heavy-duty applications, with spring loaded gate providing a quick and secure attachment. Depending on the size snap hooks can have a variety of uses – from key rings to straps, ropes and heavy chains. Anti-rust marine grade stainless steel ensures great longevity and reliability in outdoor applications.

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889


Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.