Exclusive supply partner
8th January 2019
Fastener supplier RAPIERSTAR has become an exclusive supply partner for its to the Veka UK Group’s Technical Workshop in Burnley.
The workshop allows for indicative testing to be conducted on a wide range of customer window and door prototypes, as well as for Veka’s own new product developments. As the workshop’s exclusive partner for fasteners, Rapierstar now provides window and door screws for all the prototype windows built by its engineers, and it is providing technical guidance on fastener selection and application to any Veka customer.
Rapierstar has worked with Veka since 1998, providing technical advice to help address common fastener issues. This information is available in Rapierstar’s Recommended Fixing Manual (RFM) for Veka profile systems, which can be downloaded at www.rapierstar.com.
Veka MD Dave Jones said: “A window or door is only as good as its weakest link and all too often the importance of the humble screw is overlooked when testing for air and water tightness or enhanced security under PAS24. That’s why we ensure all our prototypes are built using the most suitable fasteners throughout, and we encourage our fabricators to adopt the same approach.
“Rapierstar’s support for our Technical Workshop helps us achieve consistency in our NPD programme and maximise the chances of testing success.”
Paul Balfe, Technical Consultant at Rapierstar, added: “We’re often approached by customers who are working on a new product for testing, or those who have experienced difficulty in achieving the performance required to pass a test, to investigate whether different fastener choices could make a difference. Supporting VEKA in this way is, therefore, a great way for fabricators to access our fastener advice and guidance at an early stage and avoid future – and potentially costly – setbacks.”