History of our company


We are STAS. This is our story.


STAS sees the light of day

Rien and André Stas found STAS picture hanging systems BV in the Netherlands.


The first award

After having introduced the STAS smartspring hook in 1998, STAS goes on to win the gold medal at the 1999 “Inventor Exchange” in Geneva. It would be the first of many awards.


The first step abroad

A careful step across the border: STAS Belgium is founded.


The product range keeps growing

After successful introductions of the signature STAS smartspring, STAS cobra and STAS zipper, the next step is STAS multirail: a hanging system with integrated lighting.


Conquering the world

The STAS website is launched in 14 languages. We are now officially an international business.


Unleashing online potential

The first STAS webshop is a fact. Many more would follow worldwide, including a STAS UK webshop.


Twenty years of hanging systems

16 webshops, 58 websites, catering to 56 countries with over 20 types of hanging systems.


What our clients say

  • "The advantage in nursing homes is that drill holes don’t need to be mended and rooms don’t need to be repapered. Rooms are ready very quickly for new occupancy.”

    Hans van der Meulen | The Netherlands

  • “I am very happy with how easy it was to install the system, how streamlined it looks and the incredible flexibility it gives me to hang and display my most valued art collection.”

    Customer online store | USA

  • “This morning we put the finishing touches to mounting the rails in our church. We would like to thank you for the great cooperation, the pleasant communication and the exquisite finish of the assembly.”

    Liam Jones | United Kingdom

  • “We love the way we can rearrange the art on our walls in the blink of an eye. And it looks classy too.”

    Peggy Hart | USA

  • “We love how easy it is to add and move art around using this system. Visually, the rail and cords are very unobtrusive, and the system has been great to use with plaster walls.”

    Customer online store | USA

  • “The rails blend in with our interior. We can’t believe we’ve ever done without.”

    Jim Peaches | USA