About Arpel

Arpel Limited are the Midlands based fastening solutions specialists, established as Arpel Chilterns Limited in 1989. In April 2014, Steve Auld acquired the majority shareholding of the company and has since been committed to raise the profile of Arpel Ltd across the industry.

Steve says; ‘We at Arpel are constantly striving to ensure efforts are made so that customers find it easy to transact and communicate with us. The business is focused on offering good quality products that provide the opportunity for distributors to obtain strong gross margins. I am very proud that our staff are equipped to provide specialist product information and tool services to our customers; so people can rely on us for a full integrated service.’

Arpel specify in the distribution of rivets, rivet nuts, pin and collar lockbolts, and are also tooling specialists; the company have long standing relationships with tooling manufacturers FAR and Lobster. With strong supplier relationships, lasting for over 20 years, Arpel have developed an extensive stock range of rivet and rivet nut tools, as well as carrying a healthy stock of tool spares available for purchase. The company are proud to be able to provide specialist product information and tool services and also offer a tool hire service and are an approved tool repair/service hub, using original spares.

Why choose us?

Official Distributor

Arpel are official distributors for market leading manufacturer’s genuine products such as Lobster and FAR. Strong supplier relations mean we have a good understanding of the manufacturer’s in-house processes and we are able to provide full traceability of the sourced part for quality assurance.

Supplier Relations

Arpel have built strong relationships with major manufacturers spanning over 25 years. Consequently, our suppliers support our efforts in providing the best in distribution and service support to our customers.

Expert Knowledge

With over 25 years’ experience within the tooling and fastening industry, Arpel are able to provide both technical and engineering support for the application of our fastener range. The distributor development programme has seen Arpel become approved to provide technical support on tooling and nose assemblies for our customers. Arpel is also an approved service centre with the capability of servicing and repairing the air tool range, hydraulic rigs, tools and nose assemblies.


We are preferred by our customers due to our stock availability and our next day delivery service. Arpel offer a reliable supply to those who require rivets, rivet nuts, pin and collar lockbolts and all methods of application.