OPAS was formed in 1889 by Mr.E.A.Opas as a wholesale supplier to the blind and awning trade. The core business was providing the blocks, pulleys, rings and fittings that were used to manufacture blinds and awnings for shops up and down the country. In the photo you can see a typical street view, in this case Shepherds Bush, London in 1931 and the awnings are likely to have been made using OPAS fittings.
The business prospered, branching out into every kind of textile and marine fitting, and despite the best efforts of the Reich which bombed OPAS twice during WW2, OPAS remained calm and carried on. The company was founded on the traditional values of reliability and service, and this ethos has been nurtured by John and David Ramus who took over OPAS in 1979.
As our catalogue and website illustrates, OPAS now offers a wider than ever range of products for the marquee, marine and textile industries. You are looking at probably the largest selection of textile and marine fasteners available anywhere in the UK.
We have unique relationships with the major manufacturers both here, across Europe and in the USA, with unparalleled access to new products and technical backup.
Search either by product name or OPAS code; prefix codes with 'No', for example No22RF
OPAS are accredited to ISO 9001:2008 for the stockholding and supply of hardware, fastenings and fittings to the industrial textile industry. We are also a very long standing member of MUTA, the trade association for temporary structures and technical textiles industries.
Our fasteners for the marine and automotive industries are specified to keep on working harsh environments. From car restoration and manufacture to sailmaking, TIR and all forms of canvas work, OPAS provide fasteners, tooling and professional advice.
Buy from OPAS and you can enjoy expert technical advice; no matter what your fastening needs are, we are always ready to discuss the best solution.