Rapierstar has passed another major milestone on its path to record growth, by exceeding more than £100,000 of dispatches in a single day for the first time.
David Furness, group managing director says: “When you consider the tiny unit price of a screw, £100,000 worth of screws is a huge volume to sell and dispatch in just one day. It’s a milestone we’ve reached ahead of our target and reflects what we are seeing in the market, with fabricators seeking to improve efficiency with a supply chain they can depend on.
“Our £100,000 record was broken with lots of normal customer orders, individually picked and dispatched from our central warehouse and did not include pre-ordered, direct delivery containers, that create even larger daily sales figures!”
The company, which is the fastener supplier of choice for 4 in every 5 fabricators, is on track for sales growth of 25% this year as it responds to a customer base increasingly seeking the highest quality screws delivered on time in the shortest lead times. Rapierstar has invested more than £5m in increased stockholding and in the infrastructure of its 100,000 sq. ft. Cheshire bonded warehouse and distribution centre, and customer order volumes are certainly responding.
Rapierstar now holds a stock of more than one billion fasteners at its bonded warehouse near Macclesfield, which ensures fabricators and installers across the UK and Ireland can benefit from access to a complete product range, competitively priced and delivered next day. This service is backed by industry-leading technical support which helps customers select the right fasteners for a specific application. The Rapierstar team has a collective experience in the fastener market of more than 150 years, supported further by their in-house R&D and technical centre.
David adds: “Your supply chain is only as strong as the weakest link, so we’ve set ourselves up to ensure fastener supply is not the cause of production delays or – even worse – customers having to substitute the correct fasteners for ones that are unsuitable and could be detrimental to the finished window or a door’s integrity. The fact that we’re now delivering orders in full, error free, on more than 99.4% of occasions demonstrates the success of our approach.”