Scotland's Abacus Agents ramps up Rapierstar fastener range

Scotland-based Abacus Agents, specialist distributor to the glass and glazing and door and window sector, has significantly expanded its range of Rapierstar fastener options.

Abacus Agents operates out of branches in Dundee and Glasgow, largely serving customers across Scotland and the north of England, focused on products that cover all aspects of glass and glazing, as well as door and window manufacturing, installation and repair.

Abacus Agents’ range of Rapierstar fasteners for joiners, window and door manufacturers and installers, which already includes StarPVCU window screws, StarTurn woodscrews – including in stainless steel – and StarPin polymer headed pins and nails, has now boosted with StarFix plug-free frame fixings and additional specialist fixings such as baypole screws.

“We’ve built our success on being responsive, flexible and restricting our range to a narrow range of suppliers," said Bob Sturrock, Abacus Agents MD. "This means we can offer a complete range of products for all areas of the glass and glazing industries, and high quality fixings that enable our customers to achieve the best result have to be part of this mix. Our existing range of Rapierstar fasteners has always proved extremely popular, which speaks volumes, so expanding this means customers can take full advantage of all that this quality fastener brand offers.”

Paul McAuley, Technical Consultant at Rapierstar, added: “We’re delighted that Abacus Agents has introduced an expanded range of Rapierstar fasteners and look forward to supporting their team and their customers to get the most out of our products. There is a strong demand throughout Scotland’s window and door sector for high quality fixings, so it is fantastic that Abacus Agents are now making it easier for fabricators and installers to access these products.”

Earlier this year, Rapierstar invested in a new 2,500 sq ft Learning Development Centre to help boost technical skills for its customers and supply chain partners. At the top end of 2019, the firm upgraded to ISO 9001.