April 17, 2013
R&M and the globally renowned Mennekes are pleased to announce a new trading agreement nominating R&M as an authorised International Distributor for the Mennekes range of products.
Boasting a work force of over 800 employees worldwide, and a presence in over 90 countries, Mennekes are a leading manufacturer of standardised industrial plugs and sockets.
Manufactured in Germany, Mennekes products are recognised for their high quality and are certified to national and international standards, with their range comprising of over 11,000 items:
- Standard CEE Industrial Plugs & Sockets
- Sockets with and without Switches
- Plug & Socket devises for containers and for camping
- Customer specific devises
“Obtaining such a prestigious distributorship as this one is a great opportunity for R&M. The Mennekes ethos of “highest quality, reliability and safety, power of innovation, marketability and sustainability of our action” is the perfect fit for R&M; we are renowned for supplying high quality products throughout the world, tailored to meet our customers’ requirements – with our products going into some of the most demanding environments in the world. We believe that Mennekes and their products are more than up to meeting this challenge!” Martin Goodall – Exports Manager.
Mennekes were originally founded in 1935 as a small electrical engineering workshop by Aloys Mennekes. Remaining a family run business, Mennekes has grown from its humble beginnings to a truly global company with 13 subsidiaries and more than 63 sales companies and agencies throughout the world.
For more information on their products or to request a quote please contact our Exports Department at Exports@rm-electrical.com or telephone +44(0)2380 685 668
March 28, 2013
In this, R&M’s March News Letter, we celebrate 25 years in the business!
Click on the link to access our newsletter to learn about the conception of R&M in a one room business unit in Southampton – with wall paper pasting tables and deck chairs for office furniture – through to the multi-million, global company it is today!
This issue of the newsletter also includes interviews with our longest standing employee, Simon Lush, reminiscing about the early days and what it was like to work for R&M back in the days of Cynthia Payne, Margaret Thatcher, and the year Hilda Ogden made her last appearance in Coronation Street
“… we started out with one tiny office and a cupboard …. I turned up on that first day to find that Brian had thoughtfully provided office furniture seemingly from his garden shed ….”
We also take the opportunity to celebrate all of R&M’s achievements through out its 25th Anniversay year, which includes the winning of “The Exporter of the Year Award” , the opening of two new divisions in the UK – a lighting and a marine division, and the newly launched joint venture with our Iraqi partner – Siraj Naybur.
To read more Click on the link – and read all about R&M’s 25th Year!
March 18, 2013
R&M’s Fixings & Supports Division are pleased to announce that they are now distributing the RMS Flush Floor Service Outlet System, designed for the distribution of and access to power, voice and data services in screeded floors, particularly where flexibility in the positioning of service outlets is required.
“The advantage of using Flush Floor Trunking in screeded flooring is to do with the flexibility it offers! The use of this type of trunking offers our customers the ability to re-wire and move outlet points without having to disturb the floor screed. The overall and long term easy access to the trunking and the cabling/wiring it contains means that our customers get reduced overall system costs when compared to standard trunking!” Nick Dyer-Smith (Director).
The RMS Flush Floor Service Outlet System consists of three main elements:
- A service compartment trunking together with a comprehensive range of accessories.
- A Flush Floor Outlet module which lies within the body of the trunking and can be located at any position along the length of the trunking run.
- A wide range of power, voice and data socket plates
The Trunking and accessories are manufactured in self-coloured pre-galvanised steel. The trunking is supplied in two metre lengths, with three or four compartments as standard. Each trunking length has four separately fixed lids each 500mm long which when installed lie level with the surface of the surrounding screed. A comprehensive range of junctions, riser bends and sealing ends are available for use with the trunking.
Available now from R&M Fixings & Supports, contact us on email@example.com , or phone 023 8038 6800 today for a quote.
Please click click on the link for full product information
March 13, 2013
R&M are pleased to announce that their Swansea branch have been selected as one of the finalists for the Rittal UK Alliance Network Branch of the Year 2012. Swansea are one of eight prestigious finalists competing for the award, with the winner being announced in the March Alliance Newsletter.
Rittal is the world’s leading supplier for future-orientated enclosures and housing technologies, they are also system suppliers for IT systems, electronic packaging, system climate controls, communication systems and power distribution.
With over 10,000 committed staff, 11 high tech production facilities and 70 branches in 5 different continents, Rittal is one of the largest system suppliers in the world. As a global player Rittal boasts many years of experience in international markets. Their ultra-modern technology, such as their fully automated welding, assembly and packaging lines enables them to guarantee high quality products at affordable prices.
R&M Swansea specializes in the supply of Hazardous Area and Industrial Control products. The branch is a main distributor for Rittal products, selling their innovative enclosures both nationally and internationally.
“We are very proud to have been nominated as one of the finalists in the Rittal Alliance Network Branch of the Year Award. We have been a key distributor of Rittal products for many years, helping to develop their brand presence in the area for the benefit of both parties. We look forward to continuing our alliance with Rittal throughout 2013!” Gary Sullivan – Branch Manager.
Rittal will evaluate each finalist in order to decide on a winner. This decision will be based on what activities the different finalists have done to promote Rittal throughout 2012.
The official presentation to the winner of the award will take place at the HMI Exhibition in Hanover, Germany in April.
February 28, 2013
Confused by the vast amount of information and myths surrounding LED lighting? Or just want to know more about what is available and the benefits of using LED Lighting? Then this is the Breakfast Morning for you!
Held in conjunction with Collingwood Lighting – this LED breakfast morning will allow you hands on access to both LED products and experts in the field of LED lighting and design.
So if you want to explore the benefits of LED Lighting ;
- Energy Efficiency
- Cost Effective
- Long Life Span
- Compact Fast Switching
- Safe – Low Voltage
- Environmental Friendly
Drop into our Southampton Branch situated close to the Saints football stadium (address below), on the 14th of March 7.30am to 1.00pm, we will be very pleased to see you!
R&M Electrical Group Ltd, Unit 1, Central Trading Estate, Marine Parade, Southampton, SO14 5JP
Tel: 023 8023 1800 Fax: 023 8023 1818 Email: Southampton@rm-electrical.com
February 14, 2013
R&M are pleased to announce that they are now able to offer a lighting design, consultancy and supply service for amenity lighting, industrial and commercial lighting (internal and external) and also for hazardous area applications. From large complex lighting systems through to small commercial lighting contracts R&M Electrical offers a holistic service covering consultancy, lighting scheme design, product specification and procurement to meet the requirements of any new construction or refurbishment project.
R&M specialize in producing energy efficient, eco-friendly lighting and control solutions that are innovative, visually stunning and effortlessly functional. We guarantee a personal service tailored to each individual project, creating solutions that are easy to maintain and cost-effective.
R&M’s lighting schematics strive to reduce the environmental impact of the design, focusing on energy efficiency, minimizing light pollution and trespass, working with leading manufacturers who are at the forefront of lighting design. R&M are not affiliated to one particular manufacturer allowing us to provide lighting solutions specifically tailored to our customer requirements.
R&M’s lighting engineers use a variety of specialist lighting design packages to model and simulate lighting installations prior to specification. Thus ensuring our designs fully comply with legislation and industry guidance (if not exceeding requirements), and allowing our customers to visualize the final effect.
Please contact our Lighting Division for more information on: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 (0) 7525 401507
January 17, 2013
R&M Electrical Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Diplock who joins our Assembly Division as a Sales Engineer.
R&M’s Assembly Division is dedicated to the assembly of enclosures destined for use in EExe hazardous and industrial areas and Roger has been employed to focus on the Distribution Board side of the business.
“We have been searching for a considerable time for the right person to appoint as our assembly Sales Engineer, and we are very excited to have been able to attract Roger to this position. His past experience and technical expertise in this field will make him an invaluable asset to us, and a very important “fit” in the R&M Assembly team” Neil Sherin (Assembly Division Manager).
Roger originally joined the Royal Navy on leaving school, and served with them for 8 years both at home and overseas.
Since leaving the Navy Roger has worked within a wide range of industries and “served his time” at all levels, working on all aspects of projects from conception through to delivery and support.
For the past 15 years Roger has been employed in Commercial and Technical Sales for both International Manufacturers and National Distributors, working for the Telemecanique arm of Schneider and as a Branch Manager for Routeco, to name just a few.
Married with one son Roger likes to keep active – counting golf, swimming and walking as just a few of his hobbies!
To contact Roger Diplock or the rest of the assembly team please call 023 8068 6618 or e mail on email@example.com
December 31, 2012
R&M Fixings & Supports Ltd are now in partnership with Sikla Support Systems – offering time saving solutions for M&E Contractors.
Framo 80 –
- Non-welded secondary steelwork frame system
- Thread forming shake proof fastening
- High torsion resistance
- Weight saving benefits – only 6.4kg per meter
- 3D carcass construction
- Easily adjustable connection components
The Sikla Framo 80 is a multi-functional support system for the modular construction of framing solutions. Framo 80 allows multi-directional connection possibilities, with a strong, flexible light weight frame and carcass assemblies making it the ideal system for use in building, industrial and plant constructions.
With only a few components of this system, all common frame and carcass constructions can be achieved, with maximum installation efficiency being achieved with simple thread-forming shake proof connections.
The Framo 80 does away with the need for:
- Hot-works or hot-works facilities
- Specifically qualified staff
- External structural design and engineering
- Special tools or equipment
- Paint shop or galvanizers
To full the full product catalogue please click here
To view case studies please click here
or contact our sales team on firstname.lastname@example.org
023 8038 6800
December 21, 2012
R&M are pleased to announce the promotion of William Crook to R&M Electrical’s “Group Managing Director”.
William has been with R&M since 1992 and was initially employed to set up the Groups operating and finance systems. He was promoted in 1997 to Finance Director where he has successfully overseen the continued expansion of R&M Electrical Group both within the UK and overseas markets.
Reporting directly to the Chairman, Williams’s new appointment will take effect as of the 1st of January and will give him overall responsibility along with his fellow directors for ensuring that the group continues to enjoy structured growth whilst maintaining its strong financial footing.
“I am delighted with my new role and look forward to taking on the fresh challenges it will inevitably involve. R&M are a progressive, forward thinking company and I believe exciting times with regards to developing new and existing markets are ahead!” said William Crook on his appointment as Group Managing Director.
Further changes within the R&M management structure are to take place with the appointment of Andrew Chandler as Group Sales Director, with responsibility for Sales and Marketing across the group, and Richard Sherin as Group Commercial Director who has taken on the additional responsibilities for supplier development and negotiation.
December 17, 2012
Hager claims to be the first manufacturer in the UK to offer a dimming solution that can recognise new loads. The new range of dimmers has a lamp learning function, which allows it to detect and control different lamps including dimmable CFLs and LEDs.
The new dimmers will allow installers to propose a dimming a solution that does not depend on the load technology that the customer will connect. It also allows the end customer to change the lamp type without having to call the installer for
Says Steve Dyson, product manager for Hager: “People are used to dimming their lighting, but, since the withdrawal of the incandescent lamp, this has simply not been possible with a number of the alternative light sources.
“The current situation is that the installer needs to refer to the lamp manufacturer to find out what dimmer they can use with a dimmable CFL or LED. This is unnecessarily complicated and also leads to a problem when the lamp needs replacing. Our solution is a one or two module control device that is fitted in the electrical distribution board. This means that any wiring accessory with a retractive switch can be used for dimming, so the choice for the end user is not limited.”
For more information on this and other Hager products please contact R&M Southampton Branch on:
t: 02380 231800 f: 02380 231818 e: email@example.com