Official fischer agents in South Africa
Upat S.A. (Pty) Ltd, the official agent of fischer in Southern Africa, is a 100% South African owned company. It commenced trading in May 1983 as the sole Southern African distributor of the German Upat GmbH & Co. product range.
In 1992 Upat GmbH & Co. of Germany was purchased by their biggest competitor in Europe, the world famous German company fischer. Ten years later, fischer Germany decided on a single brand strategy and absorbed all Upat items into their own product base.
In South Africa, full and final integration was realised in 2003, when Upat SA bought out the local fischer agency. This move not only coincided with international strategy but also enabled Upat SA access to retail clientele which began in Gauteng and was immediately rolled out into all the other major centres in South Africa.
Local production of metal anchors, in conjunction with a licensee agreement with fischer Germany, commenced in the late 1980's.