Picture Above: (L-R) Paul McAuley, Rapierstar Technical Sales Manager for Ireland & Scotland, with Graham Barnstaple, Polyframe Shift Production Manager.
Trade customers of Stevenswood are benefiting from assured fastener quality in both the manufacture and installation of windows and doors thanks to a total supply chain partnership with Rapierstar.
Having supplied a wide range of its high performance StarPVCU® screws to Stevenswood’s window and door manufacturing operation Polyframe for more than three years, Rapierstar is now supplying its StarFix® range of plug-free masonry screws and StarTurn® universal timber screws to the company’s rapidly expanding network of trade counters. This gives Stevenswood customers complete assurance that only superior quality fasteners are used in the manufacture of the windows and doors supplied by Polyframe and for installation, thus eliminating fastener risk across the board.
Stevenswood has grown to become one of the UK market leaders in the trade sector. Its Polyframe manufacturing business produces all its windows, doors and conservatories using Rapierstar branded fasteners. These are available to order at its 37-strong trade counter network, along with a considerable range of building products and consumables for installers, including Rapierstar screws, roofline products, silicone sealants, tools and ancillaries.
Elaine Baird, Head of Marketing at Stevenswood said: “We’ve always insisted on the highest quality components and raw materials in our manufacturing businesses, which is why we rely on Rapierstar for their range of StarPVCU carbon steel and stainless steel fasteners. Our decision to stock frame fixings and timber screws extends the fabrication quality into installation, giving our trade customers total supply chain assurance and another major benefit by choosing Stevenswood.”
Paul McAuley, Rapierstar’s Technical Sales Manager for Ireland & Scotland, adds, “We’re delighted to be the key supply chain partner to Stevenswood for the full range of screws. With our range of frame fixings and wood screws now available at all its trade counters, Stevenswood customers are now in the unique position to get total consistency from the best available fasteners from a single source.”
As the UK’s largest supplier of fasteners to the fenestration sector with over one billion fasteners held in stock at its bonded warehouse in Cheshire, Rapierstar plays a key role in enabling fabricators to maintain high volumes of production and deliver consistently high quality finished windows and doors. Its expertise in new product development, sourcing, international trade, logistics and distribution ensures it can offer excellent reliability as a supply chain partner, with its current on time in full performance standing at 99.5%.
Find out more about Rapierstar at www.rapierstar.com.