Quality & Accreditation
Upside Enterprises distributes HCL products exclusively in Australia and does not change or adapt the products in any way. HCL’s Quality System is registered with DNV.GL to the latest version of the international quality standard BS EN ISO 9001-2008 including clauses related to Design and Development activities.Every opportunity is taken to gain advantage from advances in technology and our systems are constantly being improved and refined.
Continuing investment in modern moulding machinery guarantees product consistency and allows a flexible approach to customer special requirements.
Product quality is constantly monitored and recorded using the latest SPC techniques. Customers are very welcome to examine this data.
Upside Enterprises is proud to have been associated with HCL since 1998. HCL Fasteners Ltd is a family owned business specializing in Polymer product manufacture. HCL began in 1994 with the acquisition by the company Chairman Howard Coles of the original double toothed Nylon hose Clamp the Herbie Clip. The Herbie ® Clip was and still is sold successfully along with its sister product the Ezyclik ® to OEM’s around the world.
Initially the manufacturing of the products was sub-contracted but in 1996 the decision was made by the then Engineering Director David Coles to bring the manufacture of the parts in House. Thus in 1996 HCL Fasteners established new premises near Bath in the south west of England.
The beginning of the 21st century saw HCL develop the Smart ® Band product and this became very successful in the offshore and marine industry because of its ease of use and non-corrosive benefits around this time Peter Coles (Sales Director) joined the company. The success of the early Smart ® Band snowballed into the development of stronger versions and the penetration specifically into the Oil & Gas industry gave birth to the Smart ® Tie & Smart ®Protector.
Over the past 10 years the company has changed beyond recognition and during this time HCL have established an office in Houston moved to a larger facility more than doubled their workforce , increased their manufacturing capacity and brought in house the manufacture of mold tools.
HCL pride themselves on their engineering capabilities and are committed to developing high quality, versatile, robust products that meet the needs of their clients.