We take pride in helping people around the world hold it together by solving their fastener needs with our substantial inventory, unmatched technical expertise, and exceptional customer care.
The Olander Company, Inc. is a full line distributor of standard and metric fasteners, including commercial and specialty fasteners, precision hardware, electromechanical components, tools, adhesives, and wire management products. We have been proudly serving the Silicon Valley since 1962 and are proud to serve over 45 different countries as well.
The Olander Company carries an extensive in-house inventory with over 40,000 items in stock, including a broad inventory of Heli-Coil products, notably Nitronic 60 inserts. Due to the combination of our in-depth inventory and our technical expertise, we are able to service a vast variety of industries, including the semiconductor, medical device, aerospace, telecommunications, alternative energy, and robotics industries.
Keeping the satisfaction of our customers at the core of our business model, we are also proud to offer a Counter Sales/Will Call department, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs, as well as kitting, special orders, product application assistance, technical expertise, and same-day shipping.
The Olander Company, Inc. was founded in 1962 by Philip A. Olander. Phil was a World War II hero who served as an Engineer in the United States Army Air Corps, 303rd Bomb Group. After the B-17 bomber he served on was shot down, Phil was captured and became a prisoner of war in Germany (May 1944 to April 1945) but was one of the fortunate to return home.
Pictured above (back row, 1st from the left): S/Sgt Philip A. Olander (E-POW) S/Sgt. Philip A. Olander 1943
Upon his return home to California, Phil was inspired to create a business that solved many of the problems and frustrations that he had faced as an engineer and aircraft mechanic. In particular, he wanted to address the challenges and delays that often came with trying to order and obtain fasteners and other parts for maintenance and repairs. It is Phil’s inventory management theory, coupled with his commitment to taking care of his customers and his employees, that has propelled The Olander Company to its status as a global distributor of precision hardware.
The Company was led into the 21st century by Phil’s son, Ronald K. Olander, who is the current head of the company. Today, two of Phil’s granddaughters, Anna L. Olander and Erin Olander Hurd, are assisting their father, Ron, in leading The Olander Company.