Production certainty

DGS Group and Rapierstar have shared distribution expertise in a bid to maintain production as Brexit trade deal uncertainty looms.

DGS can provide supply assurances thanks to a long-term strategy of building deep stocks of up to six months for all its window and door hardware, including all the essential fasteners from supply chain partner Rapierstar.

The two companies have worked closely together to ensure fastener availability matches all hardware components, including DGS Elite, its exclusive European window and door hardware and its own UK-made friction stay range.

David Aucott, MD and owner of DGS, said: “With our on-time customer deliveries figure currently at 98.8%, our approach is definitely benefiting customers, but more importantly it means that we are in great shape to weather any Brexit storm.

“No fabricator wants the headache of stock shortages caused by pallets being delayed at Dover or elsewhere, or because there are simply not enough delivery drivers available at the moment, now that many are returning to their native countries. The good news for our customers is that DGS is set up to cope well with events on the horizon as we have all the components in stock for the full hardware system needed on all types of profile and we can deliver to their door with our own fleet of vehicles and drivers.

“Rapierstar plays a crucial role here too, ensuring that it is not a lack of fasteners that brings our customers’ production lines to a halt.”