10 year IFI Rapierstar partnership drives service, quality and choice 10 February 2021

UK hardware distributor IFI is celebrating a decade as a supply partner for Rapierstar fasteners, which are used for window and door manufacturing and installation, as well as in timber and general construction.

IFI is the longest established trading division of Rapidrop Global and has been supplying products to window professionals for over 25 years. From its 30,000 square foot (2,787m2) national distribution centre in Peterborough, IFI delivers UK-wide on a next day delivery service.

Jason Hutchings, IFI national sales manager, comments: “IFI and Rapierstar have a shared ethos that is about going the extra mile for customers and that helps to explain why we have grown strongly together over that past decade. The Rapierstar brand has certainly helped us grow fastener and fixing sales year-on-year for 10 years and now makes us a key distributor for the brand in the UK.”

Mark Calpin, technical consultant at Rapierstar – who has worked continuously with IFI since he joined the company in 2010, added: “IFI continues to go from strength to strength because it invests time and resources in making sure it gives window and door manufacturers and installers a superior quality range of hardware across the board – of which fasteners are a crucial element. We will continue to support IFI at all levels and look forward to working together for the next ten years and beyond.”

As a specialist fastener supplier to the door and window industry, Rapierstar provides the widest range of products to distributors and fabricators of all the major profile systems.

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