June 5, 2013
R&M’s Assembly Division are opening up their doors from 10.30 Friday the 7th of June, inviting customers and suppliers alike to come along and view the new bespoke premises they moved into earlier this month.
The day is being supported by Cooper Crouse Hinds (CEAG) who have provided their specially equipped product tour bus for the day, giving hands on demonstrations and advise to clients with regards to the wide range of products and services they are able to offer.
The new Assembly Division premises have been designed to comfortably house our machine and tool shop, along with our state of the art SMX 2500 3 Axis CNC/Manual Bed Mill, alongside an enlarged assembly area for our electrical engineers.
Up to the date modern equipped offices completes the re-location remit, allowing our design and quotation team to respond to customer requirements quickly and efficiently, offering both a competitive and high quality service.
“Moving into the new premises has allowed us to optimize the existing assets of our team, the layout of the machine and assembly areas facilitating a clean flow through of work, with the increased space allowing us to hold larger stocks in order for us to minimize response times to customer requirements. We are throwing our doors open to all of our customers to allow them to see the new premises and the potential that we know is there, just waiting to be taken advantage of” Neil Sherin (Assembly Division Manager).
For further information or to visit our new Assembly premises please contact us at:
Unit 15 Solent Industrial Estate
T: +44(0)1489 799 888
F: +44(0)2380 686 619
June 4, 2013
Tags: electrical installations, finder relays and timers, relay sockets
R&M’s Swansea Branch are delighted to be able to announce their new partnership with Finder – Europe’s leading manufacturer of relays and timers since 1954.
“The finder relays and timers range compliment the extensive range of industrial products that we currently hold in stock. We will be holding a large range of relays at our Swansea warehousing facility that will enable us to service our customer’s diverse needs in this area. We were very pleased to have been awarded this distributorship and look forward to going from strength to strength with the additional kudos being a Finder distributor will give us” Gary Jones (Area Manager).
Finder is Europe’s leading manufacturer of relays and timers, with a worldwide sales and distribution network. Founded in Italy in 1954 Finder has been supplying relays to the UK market since the early 1970’s, with its subsidiary, Finder Plc., established in 1993 and located in Stone, Staffordshire.
Since its conception Finder has worked exclusively in the field of relays and timers, with their high degree of specialization producing over 10,000 different products with one of the widest ranges available.
The company’s product range also includes interface modules for commercial electrical installations and a comprehensive range of relay sockets and accessories for industrial and residential markets.
Finder’s success is built on offering a high quality, competitive product but with the technical support customers require, through their dedicated technical division, on the ground sales team and a fully equipped analysis laboratory to support customers in the application of electromechanical and electronic timing components.
For further information or to request a quote please contact R&M Swansea on:
T: +44 (0) 1792 796 333
F: +44 (0) 1792 796 888
March 28, 2013
Tags: R&M Newsletter
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
Tags: Flush Floor Service Outlet System, Flush Floor Trunking, Trunking and accessories
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
Tags: Industrial Control products, Rittal UK
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 21, 2013
R&M’s main Southampton Branch are pleased to announce that they now hold stock of the Ovia (Lighting by Click) range of Fire-rated LED Downlighters – the Inceptor.
The Inceptor’s innovative design features unique technology – the flexi-driver – enabling it to be fitted into a recess of just 60mm, without losing its 90 minute fire rating properties.
“This is the ideal LED downlighter for R&M’s customers, the fitting is so versitile, offering both the LED technology they demand with a stylish and versatile design, whilst retaining its fire, air-flow and acoustic properties!” Marc Shortridge, Southampton Manager.
Further benefits offered by the Inceptor are:
- Fire, air-flow and acoustic rated
- Straight to mains in one quick, easy connection
- Part-L compliant
- Easy install into shallow ceiling voids
- Added fire-protection
- Suitable for bathrooms/wet rooms
- Suits any installation
- Wide spread of light – 35 degree beam angle
- No earth required
- Low energy – offering cost savings
- Building Regulations compliant
Contact our Southampton Branch today or click here for further information
T: 023 8023 1800 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 20, 2012
Now available at R&M Fixings and Supports the new Walraven BIS Rapid Rail® WM35 Fixing Rail.
Complimenting the rest of the RapidRail® range available from Walraven the WM35 is designed for fixing medium to heavy pipe and ductwork.
The RapidRail® range boasts various rail profiles and an extensive range of accessories designed to make the process of fixings pipe and ductwork simpler and faster – Insert, Lock, Done
With the large range of accessories being pre-assembled and delivered ready to use to the building site, cutting installation times by up to 40%.
The WM35 Fixing rail is compatible with many of the accessories already available in the range and is suitable to carry accessories of other brands of 38/40 rail profiles.
This innovative design includes:
- C profile for quick and easy fixing of medium to heavy pipe and ductwork
- Continuous perforation allowing for hanging on both sides
- The distance between the rail end and the first hole is always equal
- Continuous graduated centimeter scale on one side
- Material: Steel 1.0242
- RAL GZ-655/C certified
Contact us now for a quote on: email@example.com or Tel: 023 8038 6800
November 26, 2012
R&M were delighted to be announced the “Solent 250 Exporter of the Year” at Thursdays Solent 250 Annual Award Dinner held at Lainston House, near Winchester.
Now in its 3rd year, the Solent 250 Listing was set up by “The Business Magazine” to highlight the top 250 companies within the Solent Region, companies that have a global reputation and are lauded for their management excellence.
“The award came as a complete surprise on the night, which makes it especially valuable to R&M! We are particularly pleased to have been recognised by this prestigious award particularly as it is amongst our peers in the Solent area. Generally it has been a tough few years for a lot of companies in the region however, R&M’s quick response to the recession in improving business practises and the diversification of our business model has allowed us to grow throughout this difficult period” commented Brian Robinson (Group Chairman) “our thanks go to the whole of our management team and employees for making this happen and to all the customers and manufacturers who have supported us”.
R&M are pleased to have improved their ranking to that of 37 in the Solent 250 Listings, with strict criteria being used to be included:
- Private independent businesses
- Companies must be trading and have their headquarters in the Solent region
- Companies that are foreign owned or are listed on the Stock Exchange are excluded
To view the full Solent 250 listing click here
November 21, 2012
R&M are delighted to have recently launched their new Employee Benefits package using the online benefits management system from JLT – BenPal.
JLT’s (Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group PLc) BenPal system was chosen to unify the benefits currently offered to R&M’s employees into one single on line system, allowing employees to manage their options themselves using an interactive web based system, that is intuitive to use and empowers them to make their own decisions.
R&M originally started the exercise of looking at fulfilling our obligations under new Pension Auto Enrolment regulations, and wanted a system that would help manage this that was simple and easy to use. BenPal was chosen as this gave R&M the management tool required, with the additional benefit of pulling all of the current benefits offered to employees into one place in a simple to administer system, and enabling us to increase the benefit options being offered to R&M staff.
“The BenPal system has been a great success with our employees. It has allowed us to centralise the benefits offered to our staff making it easier to administer and has raised awareness of what is on offer to our staff. R&M’s ultimate goal was to increase the take up of its contributory pension scheme which is what BenPal has achieved – enrolment in the system has increased by 65%, which is more than we could have hoped for” Rachal Wilson (Commercial Manager)
November 16, 2012
The Rebuilding Sir Lanka 2013 calendar is now available – an unusual and exclusive gift, the calendar features images and illustrations of the children of Sri Lanka post tsunami
Registered charity; Rebuilding Sri Lanka, was established by a group of survivors in the wake of the tsunami disaster in 2004, with one of its founders and treasurer being R&M’s Finance Director – William Crook.
Initially set up to focus on emergency relief; housing, sanitation, livelihood, medical needs and getting children back to school, the charity has evolved and has built over 300 transitional homes, installed clean water supplies and built toilets in 50 different locations, funded a special needs school, restored the livelihoods of over 1000 families, established a children’s resource centre, built a village, two schools and an award winning library, 4 smaller libraries and an English language centre!
To help support the ongoing work of this great charity and to order your calendar please follow the link: www.rebuildingsrilanka.org.uk