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Earnest Machine Adds Unbrako Socket Products

Earnest Machine Adds Unbrako Socket Products
May 22
12:51 2019

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ROCKY RIVER, OH — Earnest Machine is pleased to announce it is now the master distributor of high performance Unbrako Socket Products to North America.

The new partnership is a strong fit as it couples Unbrako’s Premium Socket Products with Earnest Machine’s industry leading distribution performance of 99.13%.

“With Earnest Machine’s industry-leading distribution performance metrics, we’re confident that this partnership will help us win in the market, and will also provide a new product line to Earnest’s customers,” said Bill Boak, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Unbrako.

The company’s partnership with Earnest Machine makes it easier to acquire product in the Midwest and Eastern regions, where it is most sought, as it will be shipped out of both of Earnest’s distribution centers in Indianapolis and Atlanta. “One hurdle this joint arrangement overcomes is expanding the distribution footprint outside the west coast where the product is currently warehoused,” said Boak. “Our arrangement with Earnest gets the product to the locations where it’s most used quickly and cost-effectively.”

Unbrako’s Premium fastener product exceeds most industry specifications, provides a more complete size range, and includes value-added attributes such as forged heads, rolled threads, and e-code lot code headmarkings, all of which were considered when Earnest decided to partner with Unbrako.

“This is an exceptional product that we will offer at a competitive price and we feel carrying this product will help our customers be more successful, “said Kirk Zehnder, CEO of Earnest Machine. “Both brands are synonymous with quality and endurance in the marketplace. Unbrako’s quality fasteners paired with Earnest’s best in class customer service is going to drive our customers’ success.”

Unbrako Socket Products will be made available for purchase from Earnest beginning August 1, 2019, however both Unbrako and Earnest Machine are encouraging distributors to begin a dialogue now to discuss creating custom socket programs.



Earnest Machine was founded in 1948 and is a global importer, distributor, and manufacturer of large diameter and hard-to-find fasteners for the agriculture, construction equipment, heavy transportation, and mining industries. Earnest maintains warehouses, sales offices, and manufacturing centers in Cleveland, OH, and Wolverhampton, England, as well as warehouses in Atlanta, GA, and Indianapolis, IN. With a distribution performance rate of 99.13%, Earnest Machine works to get customers the right part, in the right quantity, on-time, every time.


Established in 1911, Unbrako is the World Leader in advancing bolted joint technology and meeting the needs of industry for stronger, better performing fasteners. Acquired by the Deepak Fasteners Group in 2008, Unbrako has grown multi-fold with warehouse facilities and sales offices in Los Angeles (USA), Birmingham (United Kingdom), Shannon (Ireland) and Brisbane (Australia). With our focus on quality, reliability and technical expertise, Unbrako does not compromise, and neither should you.

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