Isaberg Rapid AB is a leading fastening specialist with business & partners in 120 countries all over the world. They manufacture and market fastening tools for office, building & construction, industry, home decor and advanced stapling units for printers and document handling systems. Isaberg Rapid AB is proud to work with the whole value chain, starting with R&D, manufacturing and distribution, ending with a close partnership with distributors and retail to market its products that are named with the Rapid brand.
Isaberg Rapid AB is a part of the Esselte Corporation with 6000 employees worldwide and a turnover of more than €700 million.
Tradition, Innovation & Design
All the way since 1936 Rapid has constantly improved the process of developing, manufacturing and marketing stapling and fastening. This has made us a specialist company on a global market.
Today we are present in 120 countries and Rapid is a strong brand within the Esselte Corporation. Rapid works in three business areas; OFFICE - staplers and hole punches in the office and at home, TOOLS – professional tools for building & construction as well as devoted repair and decoration at home, and finally INSIDE SOLUTIONS – insert stapling units for copiers and printers.
The Rapid brand stands on a solid foundation based on our three core values, expressed in everything we do; Tradition, Design & Innovation. Our ability to quickly respond and attend to our customers needs and the fact that we have control over the whole chain from development to sales, has made us market leader. The market leadership is consolidated in our quality control made possible by having our own manufacturing and also by our devoted partners and distributors.
Rapid works for you in Research & Development, Production, Distribution, Marketing & Sales.
We make your day efficient.
Rapid launches Powercurve technologytm – reducing the force required in staple guns by up to 65%
Rapid, the European market leader today launches a radical development in force reduction for manual staple guns. The patented technology called Powercurvetm reduces the force required to ‘fire’ a staple gun by up to 65% and also uses physiotherapist inspired technology to fundamentally change the way power is used.
New products launched today with a range of Powercurve mechanisms inside require as little as 35N to ‘fire’ compared with a maximum of 100N in traditional staple guns this is a reduction of 65%.
Powercurve technologytm was developed in conjunction with physiotherapist Lotta Runeson who has carried out a number of studies into the muscles in the arm and how they are used in the manual stapling action. Her findings will be published in an academic paper later this year. The studies noted how much force was required to fire a traditional staple gun using both absolute measures of force and the Borg Scale, which rates physical tasks from 0 (at rest) to 10 (the most physical effort you can give).