Building Our Business
In 1992, the world-leader in fixing and fastening solutions, fischer, also of Germany, purchased Upat GmbH and Co. and commenced with the integration of the fischer and Upat product ranges. This full and final integration was realised in 2003 and since then Upat S.A. (Pty) Ltd has been supplying the fischer range of products.
Today, Upat officially represents several International companies in Southern Africa. Such as: STABILA market leader in spirit levels, measuring equipment and latterly construction lasers; Eibenstock German Engineered diamond coring and associated products; Starmix specialised vacuum cleaners for industrial use and Milwaukee, leaders in portable heavy-duty power tools for the professional user.
As the business grew, Upat S.A. (Pty) Ltd opened branches in the following centres : Johannesburg Head Office, Pretoria, Nelspruit, Durban, Cape Town, with distributors in Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Polokwane and George. Additionally, exports are done to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania.
The head office in Johannesburg is in its' own building of five stories, including a basement/factory level and the company occupies 4500 square metres in total.