SFS – global market leader for mechanical fastening systems


SFS is a global market leader for mechanical fastening systems and precision formed components.  The SFS Group operates in the Construction, Automotive, Electronics and Industrial segments. With its headquarters in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, the SFS Group have manufacturing and distribution companies at more than 70 locations in 25 countries around the world, employs over 8,000 people and has an annual turnover of £1bn


SFS is part of SFS’s Construction Division and is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of carbon and stainless steel fastening systems for metal and flat roofing, cladding and façade systems.  Additionally, SFS manufactures high quality hinges for residential and commercial markets. Based in Leeds, where fasteners have been manufactured for over 100 years, SFS UK can offer architects, designers, consulting engineers and contractors a proven commitment to product quality, innovation, bespoke technical solutions and efficient service.

Product Portfolio

Pitched Roofing and Cladding Fastener Systems

SFS Intec

SFS Ltd supplies the widest range of innovative, high performance, roofing and cladding self-drilling fastener systems in the UK. Products are CE compliant and can be locally powder-coated in a huge variety of colours to complement any building design whilst ensuring performance and longevity.  The range includes self-drilling fasteners,  blind rivets, accessories and installation tools for single and twin-skin cladding systems, standing seams, composite panels and metal and non-metal rainscreen panels.

Flat Roofing

SFS Intec

SFS’ fastening systems for single-ply membrane flat roofs are also developed and produced in-house. The range covers solutions for every application, plus installation tools that ensure correct fixing and increase productivity.  The new field-fastening system, isoweld® works with induction technology and is non-penetrating. Secure attachment is achieved through the welding of the membrane to a dedicated stress plate, independent of the membrane overlaps.  The complete system is rounded off with a comprehensive support package.  More than 3million m2 of flat roof membrane has been successfully installed with isoweld® to date.

Hinge Technology

SFS has been manufacturing high performance door and window hinges in Europe since 1980 and offers one of the industry’s most advanced hinge ranges to suit PVC-U, composite, timber and aluminium entrance doors and internal doors for both the residential and commercial sectors.

SFS Intec

Engineers at SFS develop solutions to meet the high expectations of final customers and architects, often bespoke to specific customer needs.  Our portfolio includes the following ranges:  the Dynamic 2D, 3D and Estetic 2D for both entrance and interior PVC-U, composite, aluminium or timber doors, the W-Tec 3D+ Concealed hinges created for designer interiors, the pivot CAB-R hinges, the ‘invisible’ CIR, the Easy 3D recessed hinge for entrance doors, the flush-mounted Just 3D and the JB-D® system for adjustable window installation in thermally insulated wall structures.

Accredited by the UK Police flagship initiative – Secured by Design – a scheme which focuses on crime prevention at the design, layout and construction stages of homes and commercial premises, our hinges also comply with other strict security accreditation standards such as PAS 024.

SFS Intec

While the high quality of our hinge range is valued by leading window and door producers, other key features such as their high load bearing, easy adjustment features and their “fit and forget” reliability are greatly appreciated by installers too.  Aesthetics is also a key range feature that is increasingly important for architects, fabricators and customers alike and so SFS intec’s range is available in a wide range of standard colours.

Specification Support

Whatever the phase of your project, SFS can offer assistance to determine the appropriate specification for fastening systems or hinges.  Solutions are to the individual project requirements and provide for long term security, functionality and real aesthetic appeal.  Our Specification experts can ensure that important specification issues such as corrosion risk, air tightness and meaningful warranties are fully addressed.  SFS offer RIBA accredited CPD seminars and our key products are listed within NBS Plus.

Technical Support

SFS Intec

Our experienced technical professionals can provide free advice on fastener and ancillary product selection that only the original manufacturer can truly provide.  We also offer technical documentation, site visits, pullout tests, wind load calculations and office and site-based training.

Customer and Supply Chain Services

Our Customer and Supply Chain Management teams aim for 100% customer satisfaction and will ensure you get the support you need during the selection, ordering and installation of SFS intec’s products.  Our e-portal service is also available for customers to track and trace orders, find all related documents including delivery status and delivery confirmation, plus SMS notification of on-site deliveries.