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Rapid Industrial Fasteners have been a pioneer in the fastening and fixings industry since 1980 and today is a leading UK importer and supplier of fasteners, turned components, forged parts and masonry and concrete fixing systems. Daily deliveries serviced throughout the West Midlands using our own delivery fleet. Nationwide next day delivery service using our contracted carriers. Palletised bulk deliveries and direct to site catered for. Rapid Industrial Fasteners operate a Quality Management System accredited by SGS to ISO9001-2015, fully maintaining quality and customer led focus throughout all our processes.

We are an approved CFA distributor (Construction Fastener Association) and have team members who are CFA approved testers. We are extremely proud of our on-site Test Certification procedures helping support valued customers. Rapid Industrial Fasteners have developed a variety of effective VMI/Kanban systems to a variety of market sectors, providing seamless and ‘hassle’ free supply. Rapid Industrial Fasteners are proud to be preferred distributors of leading trusted brands including FISCHER, QUIKDRIVE, EUROFAST, ZIPCLIP, SOUDAL, SCELL-IT, ABRACS, complementing our extensive fastener stocks – 300+ tonnes.

Working in close partnership with our key UK and overseas suppliers, Rapid Industrial Fasteners have created an all-inclusive supply package to customers in our 6 defined market sectors. We also have the ability to manufacture to bespoke, custom drawings/requirements and where volume and lead-time permits, deliver significant savings from our audited Asian manufacturing partners. Our manufacturing partners produce, package and supply to the very exacting and demanding requirements set out in the Rapid ‘Specification Data Sheet’, which is available to our clients as required.

Rapid Industrial Fasteners can supply a full range of material test certification with our products including 3.1b, PSW level 3, COSH and certificate of conformity’s. We also stock a range of CE bolting assemblies to EN15048 in both zinc plated and galvanised and can supply with accompanying CE Test Certification. Rapid Industrial Fasteners are members of the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors (BIAFD), ensuring we keep abreast of the ever changing global market environment. Fixing and fastener application knowledge at Rapid Industrial Fasteners is paramount. We boast some of the most experienced industry specialists within the UK. The senior management team share years of fixings & fastener experience and foster a culture that encourages and promotes product knowledge throughout the company.

Key Benefits

  • Over 150 years practical experience in construction, manufacturing, commercial and industrial.
  • Formed in 1980, Rapid is now one of the largest independent distributors in the United Kingdom.
  • Over 37 years of organic growth through achievement rather than acquisition.
  • Still a privately owned family business – making for speedy, flexible decisions.
  • A genuine philosophy to hold stock so that our clients can reduce inventory levels.
  • ISO9001 approved.
  • CFA approved distributor AND tester.
  • VMI/KANBAN systems offering advantages over our competitors systems.
  • 96% of all orders delivered within 24 hours for standardised products.
  • 24-hour Technical Advice service for enrolled customers.
  • Over 35 years of specialist knowledge importing & exporting fasteners around the world.
  • A culture that develops knowledge of our products and their use – to our customers benefit.
  • Fast reliable service.

Mission

“Rapid Industrial Fasteners are dedicated to delivering a fastener service based on quality, service and price into all market sectors”

To provide all industries with quality products, delivered with integrity and premium service.

  • Service: personal and efficient service – real people on the phone who understand all corners of a variety of industries and trades.
  • Stock: extensive stock range on hand to meet immediate requirements.
  • Range: a huge selection of fasteners and fixings, trade supplies, professional trades hardware and accessories for virtually every application.
  • Delivery: speedy deliveries anywhere.
  • Quality: premium-quality products with the backup of world class leading manufacturers and brands.
  • Prices: competitive trade pricing for all approved customers.
  • Support: advice on product applications and onsite support from experienced staff.
  • Special products: special items manufactured to order.
  • New products: frequent additions to our range that help all industries get the job done. We're always looking to make the customer's job easy, with an eye on developments and innovations in the fasteners space.
  • Deals: Combined purchase offers and bonus deals monthly.

Pre-and post-purchase, the RAPID team is available with advice and support for your fastening needs.

We are available to field enquiries any time between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Or you can email us any time at all.

Our Products

Rapid Industrial Fasteners Limited insist on stocking only the worlds most tried and tested brands to compliment our expertly sourced RAPIDFAST items. The reputation of these brands forms part of Rapid Industrial Fasteners reputation. Our key stocked brands include Fischer Fixings, Zip-Clip, Soudal, Eurofast and Scell-It.

Stock availability is at the cornerstone of Rapid Industrial Fasteners service policy, ensuring we can consistently offer same day and next day services to our valued customers. Rapid’s trading volumes allow us to offer competitive pricing to all levels of demand. Our carefully selected quality range is the smart choice for AUTOMOTIVE, WELDING & FABRICATION, ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING, CONSTRUCTION, TIMBER and MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL (M&E) requirements.

Dont use inferior products, for the best quality fasteners and fixing solutions, thinking of FASTeners.... think RAPID specialists in fixings, experts in all things fastening.

History of Fasteners

Fasteners and fixings including bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, anchors and nails may seem like down-to-earth products. Investigation reveals a lot more behind these insignificant fasteners. Without fasteners and fixings, all of the products used in daily life would fall apart.

Fasteners are one of the most common elements used in mechanical machine construction and design, they hold everything together; from screws in phones and electronic items to TV and washing machine and on a larger scale power stations and the majority of vehicle types from the car to off-highway vehicles.

Fixings have a longer history starting with nails, the precursor to the rivet. Solid rivets propelled the industrial revolution; ships, bridges, trains and skyscrapers would not have been possible without the solid rivet. From early history through to the 21st-century fasteners have become common objects used throughout the world. Modern fasteners are sophisticated products and the route to them becoming mass-produced articles has a long and in depth history.

Quality

Rapid Industrial Fasteners are renowned for our quality and reliability. It is the policy of Rapid Industrial Fasteners to meet customer requirements and enhance their satisfaction with our products and overall service by operating all of our processes under controlled conditions. Quality is an integral part of our business model where all quality management processes are adhered to. Rapid Industrial Fasteners have been successful in implementing a new quality system which has brought us in accordance with the new ISO 9001:2015. This includes a front end dash board screen as shown below. The front end dash board screen that has been created enables us to access all parts of our quality system and this also will enable us to show any of our customers if requested the working processes within the company.

Backed up by the accreditation of ISO9001:2015, we have identified the need to service industry with dedicated quality products. Rapid Industrial Fasteners have been involved in the construction market since opening in 1980, and the directors have been involved in this market since 1968. Over this time our expertise has also attracted the attention of some major players in the construction and manufacturing industry, thanks to our in-house and auxiliary capabilities with respect to the manufacture of stud bolts, anchor bolts, hold down bolt assemblies and customised fastener solutions.  RAPID Industrial clients have already been involved in some of the UK’s most prestigious projects, from the Thames South Bank refurbishment to the rebuilding of Birmingham New Street Central Station. And even before the launch of our new web site Rapid has already become a trusted partner for some of the biggest manufacturing and fabrication companies in the UK.

Est. 1980

Over 37 years of organic growth through achievement rather than acquisition.

Service

Personal and efficient service – real people on the phone who understand all corners of a variety of industries and trades.

Quality

Premium-quality products with the backup many leading manufacturers and brands.

Stock

Extensive stock range on hand to meet immediate requirements.