Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation: Fastmount’s Journey

June 5, 2024

Welcome to a special celebration at Fastmount as we mark a significant milestone—our 20th anniversary! For two decades, we’ve been at the forefront of creating innovative mounting solutions that have set new standards in quality, reliability, and versatility. Here’s a look back at our journey and the key moments that have defined our path and shaped our success.

2004: The Beginning

Fastmount was founded with a simple yet ambitious vision: to create a revolutionary mounting system that would offer unprecedented ease of use and reliability. With a focus on quality and innovation, Founding Director Greg Kelly embarked on that mission, laying the foundation for what would make Fastmount a global leader in mounting solutions.

2004: First Product Launch

Soon after the Fastmount panel mounting system was developed the first two products were launched – the PC-M1B and PC-F1A clip set from the Standard range. These quickly gained recognition for the innovative design and functionality, and set the stage for future innovations.

PC-01 clip set

2005: Fastmount is Recognised as Intellectual Property

This year marked a massive milestone for the company – our first IP was granted on the Standard Range of hidden panel fasteners.

2007-2010: Expanding Horizons

By 2010, Fastmount had expanded its product range and several distributors came on board worldwide, including Italy, Taiwan, France, Netherlands and the UK. Our commitment to meeting the diverse needs of our customers drove us to continuously innovate and improve our offerings.

2013: Our Product Portfolio Grew

The year of 2013 saw yet another expansion in our offerings with the release of the Very Low Profile range.

2017: Global Expansion

Fastmount’s footprint expanded globally, with our products being adopted by professionals in over 40 countries. Our international growth was a testament to the universal appeal and reliability of our solutions.

2020: Adapting to New Challenges

The year 2020 brought unprecedented challenges, but at Fastmount, we saw it as an opportunity to innovate and adapt. We introduced new products designed to meet the evolving needs of our customers, reinforcing our commitment to staying ahead of the curve.

2021: We Become Part of Nautical Group Holdings

Fastmount is acquired by Oriens Capital, New Zealand-based private equity firm, renewing our focus on growth and innovation. We become part of the Nautical Holdings Group family alongside Railblaza and NTD Plastics.

2021-2022: Award-Winning Innovations

After many years in development, the Stratlock® Rail System was released in 2021 and began to collect a number of prestigious achievements. These including the Australian Good Design Award, an Iconic Award for Innovative Architecture by the German Design Council, and a Bronze Award at the Best Design Awards by the Designers Institute of New Zealand. This recognition validated our efforts and fueled our passion for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in mounting solutions.

2023: In-House Production Begins

Supported by capital investment, all of Fastmount’s production moves in-house to NTD Plastics in Napier, New Zealand – also part of the NGH group.

2024: Celebrating 20 Years

Today we are proud of our rich history and celebrate 130 million clips sold worldwide, 36 patents granted or pending and 40 distributors in 50 countries.

After 20 years of success, we reflect on the journey that has brought us here. From our humble beginnings to becoming a global leader, our success is a result of relentless innovation, unwavering quality, and the trust and support of our customers and distributors.

Looking Ahead

As we celebrate this milestone, we’re more excited than ever about the future. Our mission remains the same: to provide the best mounting solutions that combine quality, innovation, and ease of use. We’re planning to expand our product range, explore new markets, and continue delivering exceptional solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients.

Thank You for Being Part of Our Journey

We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has been part of the Fastmount journey. Your trust, support, and partnership have been instrumental in our success. Here’s to the next 20 years!

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