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Sylvester Group: Holding stuff together since 1959

We supply the essential fasteners and fixing solutions that the manufacturing, installation and construction sectors rely on every day

About Our Company

We are a traditional company of specialists providing quality industrial fasteners and plastic fixing solutions to the manufacturing, installation and construction industries since 1959.   "We can be of service to you" - is a motto we've held dear since the 1970s. We don't just sell nuts and bolts; we are all about the human touch. Our customers benefit from over 270 years of combined industrial fastener knowledge. We want to understand your needs to ensure you get the best, most suitable products for your application or project, backed up with friendly customer service.  We are not about shifting boxes; although we do that very well, we're about building long-term customer partnerships. 

John Sylvester Group 1970s advertisment
An advert from the 1970s



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Our History

John Sylvester was an ambitious engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit who wanted to leave a mark on the world. He founded John Sylvester Engineering Company Ltd in 1959, which initially made and sold wrought iron gates, then bought and refurbished industrial machinery before moving to sell industrial fasteners and plastics. Together with his brother Arthur, who was also an engineer, they grew their business from one office in Bradford to six covering Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham & London.  Such was their commitment; they continued to work into their 80's. Their mission then, which stands true today, is...."To deliver superior value to customers and employees". This principle still guides our business activities today, and the second generation of the Sylvester family leads the company, supported by an excellent team, many of whom have been with us for decades.

The two founders of John Sylvester Engineering

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Group Head Office

John Sylvester Eng Co Ltd

Vulcan Street

Dudley Hill




John Sylvester (Fasteners and Plastics) Bradford

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Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

8:00 am – 5:30 pm


Bradford 01274 684040

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