20 years of expertise

Southern Bolts & Fasteners Ltd was started in 2000 by Elvin Knowler, who saw a need for local fastener shop. With over 40 years of experience in the fastener business, you can expect expert product knowledge, a huge selection of fasteners, and great service. Southern Bolts & Fasteners is a proud sponsor of Riverside Speedway and other motor sports in the Southland area. A family-run, locally owned business, we are dedicated to offering unbeatable customer service, including our signature same-day delivery service anywhere in New Zealand.


Meet the team

Elvin Knowler

Elvin first opened the doors at Southern Bolts & Fasteners in November 2000, he has a great passion for his company and is proud of how much the business has expanded over the last 20 years. After 20 years in business and 40 years’ worth of knowledge within the world of bolts, nuts & fasteners, Elvin has become an expert in the industry. From professional engineer to an at-home DIY-ER, Elvin is the man to see to ensure you have the most practical product for the job at hand. He says his job is very interesting because there’s something different going on every day.

Outside of work hours, Elvin enjoys spending time with his wife Sherrie and their family. Elvin enjoys riding his motorbike & socialising with his mates. Through the business, he sponsors various motorsports and shows his support by attending these events. He is most passionate about motorbike speedway, he says its great fun.

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Courtney has been brought up in to the world of nuts, bolts and fasteners and has worked at Southern Bolts & Fasteners at various stages throughout the last 15 years.

She works as a retail/office assistant and her product knowledge continues to grow. She enjoys getting to know more about the business her dad created and working alongside him.

Outside of work, Courtney enjoys spending time with her daughter Izabella, while preparing for the arrival of her second child. Courtney also enjoys catching up with her family and friends. Making the most of each day 🙂

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