About Us

Key Fasteners is a Unipart Rail Company since being acquired in early 2017. By being part of Unipart Rail, we are able to increase the range of products and services that we offer to existing and new customers in the UK and internationally to strengthen our market position and reputation. With common philosophies of striving for excellent customer service, using the latest innovations and being a market leader, both companies benefit from the synergies of being together in the same organisation.

Key Fasteners are an award winning, established business dedicated to customer service. By getting the right product to the right place at the right time, Key Fasteners takes the hassle out of procurement.

We have offices in Kent and Derby offering national coverage. We also offer international supply.

Key Fasteners work with blue chip manufacturers to ensure best product and price is achieved.

We encourage three way partnerships between us, our customers and suppliers enabling customers to utilise the manufacturers’ expertise and our stock and supply solutions.

Key Fasteners supply every fastener you could think of. All our products are traceable. We also supply a complete range of consumables including gloves, PPE, first aid, washroom, coveralls, adhesives and tapes.

We are ISO accredited and Link Up Approved. We are audited to safety critical supply standard by several of our customers.

Unipart Rail is the leading specialist provider of the supply chain services to the rail market in UK and international markets with offices in Australia and the Far East. The company is certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001 and BS 11000 for Quality Systems, Environmental Practices and Collaborative Working. For more details go to the main Unipart Rail website www.unipartrail.com

Unipart Rail is part of the Unipart Group which employs thousands of personnel worldwide and has an annual turnover of approximately £750 million. It is one of Europe's leading logistics companies and a widely-recognised pioneer in the field of supply chain excellence. Unipart Group has its headquarters in Oxford and provides services to a growing range of blue chip clients including Jaguar Land Rover, Sky, Sainsbury's and many other household names.


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" Key Rail suggested supplying all the parts needed for our bearing change project in kit form. Over thirty parts are pre-packed by Key Rail and delivered direct to site. Our fitters have all the parts they need to do the job right there. We have not had to set up stores, pick product or issue it, saving us time and money. "

Stores and services manager, South Eastern

" Bombardier has a long standing relationship with Key Rail. Our most recent, innovative project with Key Rail has been the supply of CCTV and Passenger Information Systems for 465 units. Bombardier orders the stock but it is delivered direct to Key Rail who then prepare kits and deliver them to site. We know Key rail are reliable and will deliver the right product on time. "

Commodity buyer, Bombardier

" Key has worked with us over the last year to develop a solution to our anti-graffiti film issues. They have set up a reliable process to assure the cost effective supply of all the pre cut film for our 455 and 458 units. This has enabled us to reduce overheads and put into effect more stringent controls and accountability procedures. "

Materials Manager, South West

" J. Lanfranco have been supplying slotted locknuts for use in the most extreme service conditions for 35 years. However, there has been a resistance to change within the rail industry and specified nuts have been insisted upon. When a particular specified nut was simply unavailable, Key Rail took the initiative and offered our ESL nuts as the perfect alternative for Bombardier. This "can do" approach solved a real problem. "

President, J. Lanfranco

" 3M has enjoyed a great working relationship with Key Rail for eight years now. When a train operator had an issue with leaking cabs on their 455 fleet I had no hesitation in recommending Key Rail to supply 3M product to solve the problem. "

Market Development Manager, 3M

" As discussed today, I asked my team to give me some feedback with regards to the twin systems we have in place, and also other ad hoc demands we have. Here are the comments I received. The transfer of 2bin supply from Anixter was very slick. No issues at all, very easy to deal with. The only feedback I have is positive, Key are always happy to help and do anything they can to assist me with any issues I have. "

Project Materials Manager, LSER Electrostar
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