Our Story

Upat S.A. (Pty) Ltd, a 100% South African owned business, commenced trading in 1983 as the sole Southern African distributor of the Upat range of construction fasteners (anchor bolts, chemical anchors, nylon plugs etc.)

At the outset, Upat S.A. (Pty) Ltd was committed to the building industry with not only a range of anchor bolts but rotary hammer drilling machines, tungsten tipped masonry drill bits, powder actuated tools and allied building and construction products.

The aim was to supply a range of top quality products at market related prices. This philosophy resulted in Upat S.A. (Pty) Ltd, within ten years of commencing business, becoming one of the market leaders in the industry in Southern Africa.

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.

What Upat SA Does

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Timeous Deliveries

With branches in all major commercial centres around South Africa and thanks to our fleet of vehicles nationwide Upat ensures speedy delivery of stocked items.

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Technical Back-Up

In addition to technical sales guidance, Upat offers qualified Engineering services for on-site testing and application advice.

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On-Site Training

Upat offers free on-site training to all external operators of Upat products.

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In-House Training Facilities

Our fully equipped training centre ensures customers can sit in on regular and thorough training sessions on all new and existing products.

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Tool Repairs

Qualified technicians are able to repair all tools at Head Office.

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All power tools come with a full service warranty valid for one year from date of purchase.

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Professional Counter Sales

Should contractors or end-users wish to buy directly from our offices, our professional counter sales representatives will be able to offer advice on the best possible product needed for your application.

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All stock is received and warehoused at the Upat Head Office in Johannesburg. As a result, the company has developed intricate operational systems to handle all logistical queries.


Upat can therefore offer something for every aspect of your building cycle that is guaranteed to be of the best quality. We also provide you with technical support and expertise too; so if you choose Upat as your supplier of choice, we will help you BUILD THE BIGGER PICTURE.

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We represent the German brand STABILA, which provides the most extensive range of measuring tools, laser distancers and professional spirit levels.


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As the official South African agent for fischer we provide an extensive and technically superior range of fixings and installation systems including: nylon plugs, steel anchors, chemical anchors, screws, pipe clamps, special application fixings, gas nail guns and powder actuated gun tools.


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Milwaukee, AEG and Eibenstock Power Tools and a host of power tool accessories make up our OPENING brand. Upat SA (Pty) Ltd provides expert drilling and percussion drilling machines; rotary, combi and demolition hammers; hand-held coring machines, rigs, barrels and blades; and a vast range drill bits and accessories.


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All projects need to be finished and this is where CLOSE comes in. The fixture or opening will need to be closed and sealed. Specialist Fire Protection systems, PU foams, sealants and adhesives, as well as industrial-strength vacuum cleaners form part of our CLOSE product offering.