Clearview National April 2019 - Issue 209 - Page 72

HARDWAREEXTRA Hardware made easy » » EPWIN WINDOW SYSTEMS’ hardware brand Safeware has just announced an impressive 12% growth in year-on- year turnover. Paul Hinds, National Sales Manager for Safeware, commented: “Safeware makes ordering hardware easy. In a world where everyone’s increasingly short of time, it’s a big bonus for our customers. The strength of this offering is reflected in our growing sales figures as more customers tap into the benefits that Safeware delivers.” Whilst the headline achievement is obvious, what sits behind that growth is important. Because Safeware is an Epwin Window Systems brand, fabricators can order their profile and hardware on the same order and have them arrive on the same delivery. It streamlines their administration, accounting and goods inwards processes and saves valuable time. Equally as important is system compatibility. When fabricators order from Safeware they can be confident that all products are compatible with Epwin Window Systems’ brands Profile 22, Spectus and Swish for total peace of mind. The range includes branded locks, hinges, handles, stays, cylinders, vents and furniture at all price points for all Epwin Window Systems’ product variations. Every item in the range offers exceptional reliability, quality, aesthetics and value. When correctly specified, they also comply with Document Q, hold the Secured by Design accreditation and all relevant BSI Kitemarks for complete peace of mind. Safeware maintains high stock levels at its Telford distribution warehouse and offers rapid delivery so there’s no need to worry about product availability or delays to schedules. And there is dedicated specialist hardware support on hand if fabricators have any queries at any stage. After rapid year-on-year growth, 2019 shows no sign of slowing down. Paul commented: “The Safeware business is a key part of the Epwin Window Systems offer, and we’re continually evaluating the products we offer to ensure we meet the current and future demands of our customers. There are some exciting additions to our product range to come during 2019 which will give Safeware new opportunities to further grow its hardware sales”. In short, if you want a hardware partner that adds value, Safeware is the answer. And as its sales growth shows, it’s something increasing numbers of Epwin Window Systems’ fabricators are recognising. FASTENER FOCUS COMPLETES SUPPLY CHAIN » » TRADE CUSTOMERS OF Stevenswood are benefiting from assured fastener quality in both the manufacture and installation of windows and doors thanks to a total supply chain partnership with Rapierstar. Having supplied a wide range of its high performance StarPVCU® screws to Stevenswood’s window and door manufacturing operation Polyframe for more than three years, Rapierstar is now supplying its StarFix® range of plug-free masonry screws and StarTurn® universal timber screws to the company’s rapidly expanding network of trade counters. This gives Stevenswood customers complete assurance that only superior quality fasteners are used in the manufacture of the windows and doors supplied by Polyframe and for installation, thus eliminating fastener risk across the board. Stevenswood has grown to become one of the UK market leaders in the trade sector. Its Polyframe manufacturing business produces all its windows, doors and conservatories using Rapierstar branded fasteners. These 72 » A PR 2019 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M are available to order at its 37-strong trade counter network, along with a considerable range of building products and consumables for installers, including Rapierstar screws, roofline products, silicone sealants, tools and ancillaries. Elaine Baird, Head of Marketing at Stevenswood said: “We’ve always insisted on the highest quality components and raw materials in our manufacturing businesses, which is why we rely on Rapierstar for their range of StarPVCU carbon steel and stainless steel fasteners. Our decision to stock frame fixings and timber screws extends the fabrication quality into installation, giving our trade customers total supply chain assurance and another major benefit by choosing Stevenswood.” Paul McAuley, Rapierstar’s Technical Sales Manager for Ireland & Scotland, adds, “We’re delighted to be the key supply chain partner to Stevenswood for the full range of screws. With our range of frame fixings and wood screws now available at all its trade counters, Stevenswood customers are now in the unique position to get total consistency from the best available fasteners from a single source.” As the UK’s largest supplier of fasteners to the fenestration sector with over one billion fasteners held in stock at its bonded warehouse in Cheshire, Rapierstar’s expertise in new product development, sourcing, international trade, logistics and distribution ensures it can offer excellent reliability as a supply chain partner, with its current on time in full performance standing at 99.5%.