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R&M Exhibits at the Basra Oil & Gas Exhibition

December 6, 2013

R&M’s joint venture partner – Siraj Naybur – are exhibiting at the 4th Basra Oil & Gas International Conference & Exhibition.   We can be found on stand I56 from the 5th to the 8th of December 2013.

Basra Oil & Gas Exhibition

Officially supported by the Ministry of Oil in Iraq, the exhibition is held annually and is the largest Oil & Gas show in Iraq.basra stand

The Basra Oil & Gas Exhibition combines both conference and exhibition and is highly successful – attracting over 18,000 visitors from 35 countries in 2012, with its popularity set to increase in 2013!

Visitors to the exhibition are typically industry professionals from both the private and public sectors, and include representatives from various international ministries.  Both international and local representatives all have a keen interest in developing the vast oil and gas reserves within Iraq.

The conference additionally aims to allow specialists from the Oil and Gas arena to share their expertise, exchange ideas and experiences, update their knowledge and skills and discuss the latest progress and challenges facing the Petroleum Industry within Iraq.

Siraj Naybur

“We are very pleased to have been selected to exhibit at the Basra Oil & Gas Exhibition this year.  We are ideally placed in Basra to service this sector and feel that the show is the perfect platform to market the products and services we are able to offer.  We are able to offer hazardous area equipment from internationally renowned and respected manufacturers, which is what we will be promoting at the show”  Dina Adib (Co-owner & Director of Siraj Naybur).

Siraj Naybur is solely owned by Iraq nationals and distributes electrical equipment directly to the Oil and Gas sector from warehousing facilities located in Basra.

Iraq Oil Reserves

Iraq has been identified as having the 3rd largest proven oil and gas reserves in the world.  It is proven to have 143 billion barrels of oil and gas, with a further 214 billion barrels of estimated reserves.  Iraq currently has 79 oil and gas fields, with only 23 of them currently in production.

For further information contact Siraj Naybur on info@sniraq.com or visit our stand at the show.

MK Commando Industrial Plugs and Sockets

December 2, 2013

MK Commando plugs and socketsMK Commando industrial plugs and sockets are being updated, improved and revamped making this tough range of plugs and sockets even better!

The product range, with IP ratings of 44 and 67, are robustly designed with outstanding temperature performance and are resistant to most chemicals.

Over the next 12 months, starting with the 40 most popular products, the entire range is being updated with improved design and safety features.

MK Commando new features:

Quick Release Cable Clamp

Offering an improved locking mechanism applying pressure to the cable for the lifetime of the product

Ergonomic Design

Sharp edges are removed, improving cable protection and giving the user a comfortable grip for connecting and disconnecting the product

Easy Wiring

Terminals are clearly marked for ease of identification.  Earth terminals have two screws to ensure integrity of connection


Features like the calibrated contact sleeves with stainless steel springs and double earthing screws all mean that this plug or socket will perform better and longer in difficult conditions

Nickel plated pins – longer life and increased resistance to wear and high humidity

10 Year Warranty


MK COMMANDO“We are pleased to be able to offer the MK Commando range of plugs and sockets, they are ideal for our customer base who demand products that offer increased safety, are durable and are able to perform well in a wide range of challenging environments.    The additional bonus of this range is that they are quick and easy to install and reliable!”  Rik Walecki – Oxford Branch Manager.

The MK Commando range is ideal for use in industrial environments like workshops, factories and warehouses; or in the food and beverage industry. The range is also perfect for applications that require frequent connection and disconnection of power in public areas such as airports, hospitals and shopping malls where ingress of dirt or liquids could be a concern.

Contact your local branch today for more information, click on the link to our contact pages or e-mail us on sales@rm-electrical.com

New Product: MK USB Charging Module

November 25, 2013

The MK USB Charging Module is newly available from R&M Electrical.

This innovative product means that you no longer need to store and carry a variety of bulky adaptors, or rely on your PC or Laptop to charge your devices.  One USB cable will service your devices with a USB connection – keeping life simple and less complicated!

Benefits of the USB Charging Module:


  • Can be used with any device with a USB connection
  • Two 5V outlets – enabling two devices to be charged at the same time
  • Suitable for retrofit installations
  • Eliminates ugly trailing leads and adaptor plugs
  • Comes in Standard Euro Module design – with a selection of front plates available
  • Can be installed in any indoor environment – including homes, hotels, airports
  • Can be installed in transportation vehicles – airplane seats, train tables

Click here for full product details

“With the increasing reliance we all have on portable devices such as tablets, smartphones and MP3 Players, it is surprising the USB charging module was not launched earlier!  It is a very handy piece of equipment, simple design, easy to install, gets rid of all those trailing leads everywhere – and because it auto disconnects it is economical too!  It is a great addition to the MK range of products”  Rik Walecki – Oxford Branch Manager.

R&M’s Oxford branch is a preferred distributor for MK products and has a large stock holding at their premises in Horspath Industrial Estate, Cowley, with many items available for next day delivery.

Contact your local branch today for more information, click on the link to our contact pages or e-mail us on sales@rm-electrical.com

R&M Group News & Views

November 18, 2013

R&M Group News & Views – our regular customer newsletter is now available to down load by clicking on the link!  R&M Newsletter

Full of useful information on new products and services we are able to offer.

This our “Movember” newsletter also invites you to support R&M’s top management in their quest to raise funds for the Movember movement by not shaving for a month.  This internationally active campaign raises awareness for prostate and testicular cancer.

Also in our latest newsletter you can read all about the latest pre-fabrication online software, which will enable you in a few clicks to produce a CAD drawing and a quote for all of your pre-fabricated projects.

We also introduce you to the Schneider Acti9 range, and the Glamox TX65 area lighting, both time saving and revolutionary ranges.

Our joint venture in Iraq is highlighted in our popular “Meet the Team” section, where you can read all about Siraj Naybur and what they are able to offer our Iraq customers.

So click on the link to view our latest newsletter!  R&M Newsletter

If you are interested in any of the products or services mentioned you can also contact our sales team on sales@rm-electrical.com or complete one of our contacts pages.

New Product: Glamox TX65 Zone 1 and 2 LED Area Lighting

November 12, 2013




Glamox TX65 is now available at R&M Electricals Marine Division.

The Glamox TX65, LED Area Lighting is designed for installation and use in hazardous areas, zones 1 and 2 and is particularly suitable for installation in refineries, chemical & gas plants and pharmaceutical sites.

By using the latest LED technology the TX65 offers a virtually maintenance-free solution for all high and medium intensity lighting requirements.

Features of the Glamox TX65:GLAMOX tx65  AREA LIGHT

  • 5 year warranty
  • Designed for operating in hazardous area zones 1 & 2
  • Ambient operating temperature -50°C to +55°C
  • Ceiling or Pole mounted
  • Available in 1 and 2 module versions
  • Low maintenance – no flame path to maintain means a virtually maintenance free product.   Maintenance intervals may increase by ten times, when compared to a conventional solution
  • Low  energy consumption – consumes only 25% of energy compared to standard high pressure sodium equivalents

Glamox have designed a LED system with new IC driver technology to eradicate the traditional weaknesses inherent in the use of more conventional driver.  The result speaks for itself – with the long system lifetime and excellent heat management the IC driver technology has produced.

With this advanced driver technology the TX65 driver offers the benefits of:

  • Extremely long system lifetime  (100,000 hours at 45°C ambient temperature)
  • Highly improved system efficiency
  • Wide ambient temperature range]Flexible engineering, no inrush current
  • CCT:  5000 Kelvin
  • Available in 110V up to 254V
  • Available lumens:  1 module 3000, 4500 lm, 2 modules 6000, 9000lm
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“We are very pleased to have been awarded a distributorship for Glamox and its products.  They are a very innovative and forward thinking company, constantly coming up with design solutions for some of the world’s harshest environments.  The TX65 is a great example of one such product – innovative, of high quality and more than adequate to operate in the extreme locations our customers demand!”    Marc Shortridge (Manager)

For more information on this and other Glamox and Aqua Signal products please contact R&M Marine Division on marinedivison@rm-electrical.com, or click on the link and complete your contact information and requirements


November 7, 2013


R&M’s Portsmouth Branch Trade Day 2013 will be held this year on Wednesday 13th of November at their site in the historical Portsmouth Dock Yard.

Last held in 2011, this is a very popular event with both visitors and exhibitors – with well over 200 visitors attending last time.

PORTSMOUTH TRADE DAY 2013 .Visitors to the event will get the opportunity to speak directly to experts from some of the country’s leading manufacturers, with display stands and equipment available on the day – for a “hands on experience”.  Manufactures will also be demonstrating some of the new and innovative products they have launched in the market place  with visitors actively encouraged to participate and leave feed back on the day.

Some of the manufacturers exhibiting include; Cablofil, Ceenorm, Cembre, MK Novar, Osram, Zip Water Heaters, Craig & Derricott, Kopex, and Schneider,  with many others being available on the day.

In addition, some of R&M’s specialist divisions will be attending, including representatives from our Cable Division (who carry large stocks of cable in their bespoke warehousing facility in Bristol)  and from our  Assembly Division – dedicated to the assembly and modification of Enclosures destined for use in EExe [ia] hazardous and industrial areas.

“The success of our open day is due, in no small part, to having the manufacturers that are most relevant to our customers exhibiting. The day has a nice informal atmosphere where customers can discuss both technical and non-technical matters directly with the experts, at their leisure.  We also make the day fun by having various competitions, with refreshments being served throughout the day.” Sally Fieldsend (Manager)

To register your interest in attending the day, or to discuss who is exhibiting on the 13th please contact our Portsmouth Branch on  023 9285 1305 or e-mail them on Portsmouth@rm-electrical.com

New Products: Aqua Signal Marine Lighting

November 5, 2013

_logo_company_glamoxaquasignal_high_rez-222x26The Aqua Signal range of products are now available through their authorised distributor – R&M Electrical Group’s Marine Division, who are  based in Southampton.

Aqua Signal are a world leading manufacture of specialist lighting and illumination systems for the maritime sector.

Renowned for their innovative designs and technical expertise Aqua Signal product offering covers the whole spectrum of marine lighting, including:

  • Navigation lights and lanternsaqua signal 2
  • Exterior illumination
  • Interior illumination
  • Underwater illumination
  • Technical rooms lighting
  • Floodlights
  • Searchlights
  • Low location lighting
  • Lighting control systems
  • Hazardous area lighting

R&M are able to offer the full range of Aqua Signal products – specialising in navigation and search lights.  All of the Aqua Signal navigation lights are built to high specifications and to exceed some of the most stringent regulations in the marine industry.

Navigation Lights

Aqua Signal offer a wide range of navigation lamps, both with standard bulbs and LED lights.

From the series 20 (S20) lights for boats under 12m up to the series 55 (S55) and 70 (S70) lights for boats in excess of 20/50m.  They are also available in a wide range of mounts – including side, top and halyard mount.

“ Aqua Signal is a very significant distributorship for R&M, and we are delighted to have been appointed.  Their range of high quality products compliment’s perfectly the service we already offer our marine customers”  Marc Shortridge – Branch Manager.

With over 25 years experience of supplying this diverse market, R&M’s Marine Division are located in Southampton – just 1.5 miles from one of the busiest container ports in the UK and the largest Cruise Port in Europe.

We have access to excellent communication links which means that we can normally deliver to anywhere within the UK within 24 hours if required, with our distributing branches able to make same day deliveries if required.

Please contact our R&M Marine Division for the full range of Aqua Signal products we are able to offer on marinedivison@rm-electrical.com, or click on the link and complete your contact information and requirements.

R&M Team Movember 2013

November 1, 2013


Brave employees of R&M have joined millions of men worldwide to support Movember 2013 by selflessly foregoing shaving for the whole month of November!

Movember challenges men (or women if they are able!) to grow a moustache during the 30 days of November.

Co-workers, families, friends and colleagues are able to get involved and support their “Mo Men” by donating on line to the charity “Movember” who raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.

So far the R&M clean shaven  Movembers include Adam (leader of the pack) Brian (R&M Chairman), Richard (R&M Commercial Director), with other team members including – Kev Goodall, Jon Cooper, Marin Goodall, Bill Moffatt, Nick Robinson and Neil Sherin.

Set up in 2003 in Australia, Movember is a truly global movement, with participants in over 61 countries worldwide, raising over £92 million in 2012!

To support the R&M team please go to  their Movember Team Page   by clicking on the link - where you can also see their pre Movember state!

We will update you on their progress at the end of Movember – so watch this space!

New Product: Zip Energy Efficient Range

October 25, 2013

zip logoThe Zip Energy Efficient range of products are now available through R&M.

Zip instant boiling systems are known for their reliability, encompassing safety with energy efficiency, all wrapped up in a modern and stylish design.

The innovative design of Zip water heating products means that the energy saving sustainability technology used can reduce the operating cost of some instant boiling water systems by more than 50%.

Their water heaters contain inbuilt water filtration units twenty five times finer than water filtration of the past, purifying the water and providing crystal clear better-tasting water, boiling or chilled.

To complement their standard range of instant boiling systems, Zip have developed the Zip HydroTap, a fresh concept in instant boiling water systems, with an under-bench control cabinet delivering boiling and chilled filtered water through an electronically controlled tap on the sink.

Zip HydroTap®Sparkling HydroTap brochure cover

  • Instant boiling water
  • Instant chilled still filtered water
  • Instant chilled sparkling filtered water
  • Install at the sink or on a dedicated font and drip tray
  • Automatic and programmable energy saving modes for added efficiency



Features of the Zip standard water heating ranges include:

Zip Hydroboil Plus

  • Instant boiling water
  • Thermostatically controlled, twin chamber technology
  • Steam-heat-boost system – boiling water steam recycled to pre-heat incoming cold water
  • Power-pulse energy saving technology – applies full power only during heavy usage periods
  • Automatic sleep modes and programmable timers for added energy efficiency


Zip InLine

  • Instantaneous water heating – the most energy efficient way of heating water electrically
  • Bare wire technology using stainless steel elements directly immersed in the water flow path
  • No standing heat loss, only heats the water drawn off
  • Unlimited hot water supply
  • Tangible water savings


For more information contact your nearest R&M branch or e-mail us at sales@rm-electrical.com

R&M Neyland’s Brass Connections

October 22, 2013

R&M’s Neyland branch would like to congratulate the Goodwick Brass Band  for coming first in the National Championship of Great British (Second Section) on the 21st of September.

Based in Goodwick – West Wales – the band, sponsored by R&M Electrical Group, took on 18 of the country’s finest Brass Bands to win this prestigious competition.

Originally founded in the early part of the 20th Century, the band disbanded temporarily in 1935 and was reinvented in 1986, and has gone from strength to strength since that date, with the most recent achievement being the pinnacle of the 2013 calendar.

The 29 piece band competed at Cheltenham Racecourse, producing an exceptional performance of Kenneth Downie’s Purcell Variations, and were further honoured for their achievement by Pembrokeshire County Council at a reception earlier this month.

Goodwicks Brass Band personally thanked R&M for their support for this event:

“On behalf of the band I would like thank both yourself and R&M electrical for the kind sponsorship that you provided. Such a weekend is not cheap as there are 30 members of the band (plus officials).

Once again many thanks.”  Jonathan Crimmins on behalf of the Goodwick Brass Band.


R&M looks forward to the band achieving great things in 2014, when they will be competing in the National First Section – after being promoted earlier this year.

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