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One of Ireland’s leading hardware distributors to the window and door industry, Fortus Hardware, is partnering with Rapierstar to ensure its fabricator and installer customers can depend on a secure, reliable supply of high quality fasteners to keep their businesses on track.

Part of the Profast Group, which has been distributing a wide range of essential products to the industrial and construction sectors for more than 30 years, Fortus Hardware works with many of Ireland’s windowmakers, large and small.

It has developed a portfolio of quality products from the fenestration industry’s major brands, including ERA and Maco, and now through its supply partnership with Rapierstar it has added a renowned fastener brand too.

Employing 12 people at its 25,000 sq. ft HQ, warehouse and distribution centre in Belfast, Fortus is ideally located to supply manufacturers and installers across the whole of Ireland with next day deliveries. Through its highly experienced team, the company strives to provide outstanding technical support to help customers achieve their quality and productivity goals, whether they are using PVC-U, aluminium or timber systems, and their strong partnerships with major brands like Rapierstar gives access to additional expertise as required.

Philip Gregg, Managing Director of Fortus Hardware, said:

“Partnering with Rapierstar is a great fit for our business and our customers as their team shares our approach. Like us, they have always focused on being a solutions provider, rather than just being a sales outlet, supported through an experienced and technically knowledgeable team, backed with first class customer service.

“Rapierstar adds great value to what we do both in terms of the performance of their fasteners and, importantly, the guarantee of supply. In the past two years, the window and door industry has been severely impacted by supply chain difficulties, so it is more important than ever that we do everything we can to give fabricators and installers access to the best availability of products. For fasteners, we think there is no more reliable choice than Rapierstar.”

Rapierstar’s Technical Consultant, Paul McAuley, added:

“It is no surprise that the vast majority of Ireland’s window and door manufacturers work with Fortus in some capacity, as Philip and the team have an excellent approach to what they do. We are really pleased to have formalised our fastener supply partnership with them, a move that gives their customers easy access to our deep UK-held stocks of the complete Rapierstar range, plus specialist support should they ever need it.”

As the UK and Ireland’s leading specialist fastener supplier to the door and window industry, Rapierstar provides a wide range of products to distributors and fabricators of all the major profile systems. We hold more than one billion items in stock at our 100,000 sq. ft warehouse and distribution centre in Cheshire and our team of technical consultants works closely with customers to help them optimise the quality of finished products, productivity and safely.

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