Founded in 1992 as Architectural Supplies Limited, the company has consistently specialised in the design, development and supply of technically advanced fastener solutions. In 2002 the Rapierstar branded range was introduced in the UK which, in turn, led to the development of other ‘star’ specialist ranges. In 2003 the StarTurn brand name became a UK registered trademark. To better identify the company with its new products, the company name was changed in 2005 to Rapier Star Limited. In the same year the Rapierstar brand became a registered trademark throughout the EU.
In 2010 the company acquired a new 8000m2 Head Office and Distribution Centre near Congleton, Cheshire. This is supported by offices and distribution in Belfast and Norwich. Each premises is situated close to major transport links, making it quick and easy for customers to call upon the considerable expertise of Rapierstar’s knowledge and expertise.
More than superior fasteners
Rapierstar have continued to develop staff, put better business processes in place and continue to place great emphasis on training and development. In 2015, ISO 9001:2008 re-accreditation was achieved with no non-compliances, which means the company enters its 15th year of recognition. Rapierstar have also been recognised as Investors in People and the standard is acknowledged as a journey of continuous improvement and on-going development. In assessment, Rapierstar have evidenced that they go beyond the awards core standard. Both prestigious awards demonstrate that Rapierstar are committed to continual business development and quality customer service.
Latest innovative building products include PROSHIELD™, a water repellent environmentally friendly masonry treatment that is quick and easy to apply. It penetrates to provide breathable, invisible protection from damaging water ingress, maintaining masonry appearance whilst reducing maintenance costs. PROSHIELD™ can improve the thermal efficiency of an exposed dwelling wall on average by 25%. – without expensive and feature changing additions, such as cladding and other intrusive insulation systems.