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Inside the Abcell factory in Birmingham, where Rapierstar window and door screws are used throughout.

Rapidly growing window, door and glazed extension manufacturer Abcell has strengthened its supply partnership with Rapierstar to ensure it can deliver consistently high quality finished products across its expanded range.

The company, which recently added Deceuninck PVCu windows and doors plus Truedor composite doors to its portfolio, has established a unique position in the market through a product range that supports forward-thinking installers serving a changing residential market.

Pre-pandemic, Abcell’s Guardian Warm Roof, Ultraframe conservatory roof and windows and doors manufactured using Warmcore and AluK aluminium systems, were already bucking the trend as volumes increased across its customer base.

Now, Abcell’s expanded product range has been supported further by a huge programme of investment in state-of-the-art machinery across its four separate production lines. This investment included the commissioning of a highly advanced SBA-4 PVC-U Profile Machining Centre from Haffner in 2021 which gives Abcell the versatility required to serve a varied installer base.

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The capabilities of its new machinery to achieve precision and reduce the margin for error goes hand in hand with its fastener strategy, which Abcell’s Operations Director Neville Gleed believes is crucial to providing quality finished products to customers.

“We’ve brought together some of the industry’s most advanced new systems under one roof, but these have to be manufactured and assembled to the highest standards to ensure end-customers see the maximum benefit,” said Neville. “Fasteners play a crucial role in this, which is why we work closely with Rapierstar. It is reassuring to know that they can supply us with every component we need across our product range, and their comprehensive technical support is invaluable in helping our operatives stay safe and achieve a high quality of manufacture.”

Rapierstar’s Technical Consultant, Mark Calpin, added: “Abcell’s commitment to quality is clearly a key factor in its success, and we are delighted to be able to provide the right fasteners for their growing range of products. With the fastener playing a fundamental structural role in the assembly of roofs, windows, doors and curtain walling, each needs to be carefully considered to make sure it is the correct grade of steel, size and design to ensure the finished product delivers on its promise – which is exactly what Abcell do.”

Rapierstar’s technical team, based at its Cheshire HQ and research and development (R&D) centre, has a combined experience of more than 150 years in fastener design and development. With a 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse and distribution centre near Macclesfield, where more than one billion items are held in stock, Rapierstar works with fabricators and installers across the UK and Ireland to provide a complete product range, competitively priced and delivered next day.

To find out more about Rapierstar call 01260 223311 or contact us.

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