Rapierstar is providing specialist technical guidance and products to profine UK, as part of a package of services for its new training and product development centre at its Nottinghamshire factory. The international profile manufacturer has been continuously investing in their established UK window & door systems, KÖMMERLING C70 & O70, Premiline 80 patio, Legend, Vertical Slider and Warmcore, since it acquired their new site in 2020.
By creating a new facility for in-house product development that offers training for personnel, as well as for customers, the centre has strengthened profine UK’s technical capabilities, whilst also establishing itself as a leading UK based PVC extruder.
The 1,700 sq. ft training and development centre will incorporate a wide range of specialist equipment that will enable profine’s technical team to develop the highest performing window and door products using its various systems.
As part of our support, Rapierstar has also helped in the development of profine UK’s new advanced flush sash window for KÖMMERLING C70 & O70 system. This next generation system delivers high standards of security and thermal performance, in addition to strong visual appeal, with a superior build quality that Rapierstar fasteners have assisted with.
Rapierstar is supporting all profine’s Technical Managers too by supplying them with fully equipped screw cases, complete with the full suite of StarPVCU fasteners. These provide the engineers with all the fasteners they need to assist customers during their visits to factories and hardware fit-ups .
Phil Brown, profine UK’s R&D Manager said:
“Our new centre is expertly equipped to be a valuable facility for the development of products, whether it is a new concept or improving an existing product. Ultimately it will help us ensure our products will meet the high standards that our customers have come to expect.
“Rapierstar’s fastener expertise has been extremely important to us, both in terms of setting up the centre and their ongoing support with product development. We want to ensure we specify the correct fasteners with our products and Rapierstar’s technical specialists have helped us to do that. Rapierstar have such a wide variety of fasteners in their range, that they can cover every type of application.”
Rapierstar’s Technical Consultant, Mark Calpin, who has worked closely with Phil and the profine UK team since it established the UK extrusion facility, added:
“We’re delighted to be able to provide specialist advice and products to Phil and his colleagues to use within their new facility, as well as screw cases for the technical team to use when they visit their fabricators.
“Given that product quality and performance are maximised when the right suite of fasteners is used throughout the window or door assembly, providing the complete range of StarPVCU fasteners for use in the training and development centre will help profine to achieve consistency and ensure their systems stay at the forefront of the market.”