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01 Aug 2018 | Filed under: Events, News

R&M Fixings are back at The Offsite Construction Show

After the success of last years show, we are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at The OffSite Construction Show on the 20th – 21st November 2018, at ExCel Centre in London and we invite you to visit us on our stand – C20.

The OffSite Construction Show is designed to show case business involved in modular building and assembly away from the construction sites, and to promote the many benefits this brings.

R&M Pre-fabrication Services

We will be show casing the extensive pre-fabrication and modular fabrication services that we can provide at our large, bespoke premises based in Southampton. Our off-site fabrication services include trapezes, mounted distribution board assemblies for risers, electrical risers, and pre-fabricated modules and utility cupboards.

Build@Bracket

We will also be demonstrating our on-line pre-fabrication design tool – Build@Bracket which won the Electrical Industry Awards for “Innovative Industrial Product of the Year 2015. Build@Bracket is a free tool giving users the ability to design and build their own building services bracket. The design tool will then issue the design as a CAD drawing and a quotation – all within a couple of minutes and delivered directly to your in-box!

To register for the show please click here


03 Jul 2018 | Filed under: New Products

Gripple Fast Trak

Gripple Fast Trak is a quick installation trapeze bracket solution which removes labour intensive on-site activity associated with traditional suspension systems.

This pre-fabricated, off-site solution simplifies the process of installing building services. With the launch of Fast Trak, Gripple has extended that time saving simplicity to a trapeze bracket system which delivers all the flexibility of its wire rope counterparts.

The next installment in Gripple innovation, Fast Trak delivers significant cost and labour savings, carbon efficiencies and minimises health and safety concerns.

Features & Benefits

  • Quick – up to 6 times faster to install than traditional suspension systems
  • Safe – pre-fabricated system  which removes the need to cut threaded rod or channel on site.
  • Tool free – bracket can be moved up and down the tracks to accommodate changes in position during installation
  • Secure – safety locks ensure security once brackets and tracks are in place
  • Zero waste – tracks bend neatly under bracket
  • Space saver – can be multi-tiered to accommodate additional services
  • easy measurement – indicators at each end of the bracket can be used as a measurement guide when marking fixing points in to soffit
  • Neat and tidy – system can be ‘stacked’ on-site to reduce storage

Mounting Methods

  • Shot Fire
  • Drop-in Anchor
  • Concrete Screw
  • Wood Screw
  • Wedge Anchor

Please check load ratings of fixings as these may differ to the Fast Trak System SWL

If you would like a quotation to supply for your next project, please do not hesitate to get in touch with R&M’s Fixings & Supports Division

Tel: 023 8038 6800 or email fixings@rm-electrical.com


27 Jun 2018 | Filed under: Announcements

Official Presentation of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise to R&M Electrical Group

R&M Electrical Group were pleased to welcome Nigel Atkinson Esq, The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire to our offices in Southampton yesterday. The Lord-Lieutenant is HM The Queen’s personal representative in the County and is responsible for the organisation of all official Royal visits to Hampshire as well as the presentation of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Exporting products to more than 80 countries and being prepared to operate in difficult and hazardous locations has won R&M Electrical Group the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the International Trade category. We have now been officially presented with the award and we are proud to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

Group managing director William Crook said: “Winning the Queens Award for Enterprise is a terrific achievement and a great honour. It underlines the progress we have made on the international stage in the past decade. This was a really proud day for all the staff at R&M


27 Apr 2018 | Filed under: Announcements, News, Press Release

Global player in supplying electrical products wins coveted Queens Award for Enterprise

Exporting products to more than 80 countries and being prepared to operate in difficult and hazardous locations has won Southampton based R&M Electrical Group a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 in the International Trade category.

Now in its 52nd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. R&M will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.

Headquartered in Spring Road, Sholing, R&M Electrical Group Ltd has six UK based specialist distribution branches in Southampton; Bristol; Oxford; Swansea; Neyland and Aberdeen. R&M also has a branch in Baku Azerbaijan and subsidiaries in Kazakhstan, Miami, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Korea.

For more than 30 years the company has been specialising in the supply of marine, industrial, flameproof and hazardous area electrical equipment, and onshore/offshore power and instrumental cable packages.

A strategy of global alliance has been the key to R&M’s success in competing with the largest players in the world. R&M’s growth has been driven by the export market, which now accounts for around 50% of its annual turnover.

Group managing director William Crook said: “Winning the Queens Award for Enterprise is a terrific achievement and a great honour. It underlines the progress we have made on the international stage in the past decade.”

He added: “We accept it’s impossible for us to have a direct presence in many of the locations that our clients are looking to develop. So, in order to fulfil this requirement, we have strategic alliances with a number of independently owned companies in countries like Australia, Iraq, Singapore, Thailand, Korea and Japan.

Together we pool our collective resources, customer and supplier relationships and provide our clients with all-encompassing supply chain solutions geared specifically for multi-location projects. This has allowed us to demonstrate a strong combined financial footing and the wherewithal to target many of the multi-billion-dollar projects that the major oil and gas operators are developing. Our experience means that we are prepared to operate in most countries in the world and are not daunted by exporting to some locations perceived as being the ‘more difficult’.”

The directors of R&M Electrical Group

The directors of R&M Electrical Group: Seated left to right: Chairman Brian Robinson; Group Managing Director William Crook; standing (left to right) Richard Sherin, Group Commercial Director; David Robinson, UK Sales Director and Andrew Chandler, Group Sales Director. Missing from the photograph are Tim Coomer ,Finance Director, Andy Baggott Cables Director.

R&M cites six main areas which differentiate it from its competitors: service; partnering with the right manufacturers; competitive pricing; employing the right staff; systems integration and cataloguing.

Specialist divisions ensure that the company has less reliance on third party suppliers and has allowed it to capture a larger percentage of customers’ spend. Industry specialists focus solely on their core areas of expertise. Specialist divisions include: assembly, cable, fixings and containment, hazardous area, process and control, projects, exports, marine, lighting design and supply and more recently rail and data centres.

With saturation in the UK market, going forward R&M is focusing on developing new territories. Account managers and sales representatives have been appointed in Turkmenistan and India. In December 2016 the company secured it first overseas acquisition, Miami based Lumen Electrical Inc which was supplying lighting to the cruise line industry. R&M Lumen Electrical is now offering a complete electrical solution to the cruise sector including cable, switchgear and containment. Two of R&M’s longstanding marine specialists have relocated to drive this new venture forward and it’s already enjoying impressive success.

With a team of 165 employees, developing and retaining talented individuals has been crucial to R&M’s success. Mr Crook said: “We empower staff to take ownership and have an excellent team culture. Over 40% of our staff have been with the company for more than 10 years and take great pride in their work.”

One of the cornerstones of R&M’s growth has been respect for the environment and efficient use of resources permeate its strategic objectives, corporate mid-level targets and operational controls. As a result, R&M has reduced its carbon footprint year-by-year, lowering the consumption of energy and natural resources; focusing on reducing, reusing and recycling and connecting with its overseas branches via VOIP technology and reducing miles travelled.

Moving heavy cables in Iraq

Moving heavy cables in Iraq: R&M supplied electrical equipment and cable for the Zubair Oilfield Project in Basrah Iraq. Working alongside R&M’s JV Iraqi Partner SIraj Naybur the company was able to provide on-site material management solutions which included receiving and releasing over $20m of electrical equipment and cable to the construction teams working on the various project locations.

Mr Crook added: “Suffice to say we are fully aware of our responsibilities concerning our stakeholders and their requirements, which not only includes our customers and supply chain, but also the communities where we are located.”

Brian Robinson, R&M Group chairman, who founded the business in 1987, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by the Queen’s Awards. It’s a fitting testament to the commitment, hard work and expertise of our people around the world. Our greatest achievement has been the transformation of R&M from its humble beginnings as a UK based general electrical distributor to an internationally re-known specialist electrical distributor operating in many niche markets. This has been achieved by organic growth and self-financed from earnings. R&M has consistently ‘punched above its weight’ on the world stage.”


27 Apr 2018 | Filed under: Uncategorised

CEAG GHG 619 Distribution boards, designed and assembled at R&M Assembly

R&M Assembly Division is proud to announce the launch of CEAG GHG 619 Distribution boards, designed and assembled in house!

CEAG GHG 619 Distribution Board Details

Certification Information

  •  Certification Number PTB99ATEX1044
  •  Approved to II 2G Eex de IIC T4-T6
  •  Ingress Protection IP65
  •  Ambient Temperature Range -20ºC to +40ºC

Features 

  •  Chemical and impact resistant GRP enclosure
  •  Available in 4 sizes of enclosure
  •  For large boards the enclosures can be coupled together as required
  •  Utilises individually certified components such as MCB’s & RCD’s
  •  Individual circuits can be reset/isolated without shutting down the whole board
  •  Lift-up flap windows for easy re-setting of devices
  •  Both device and window are padlockable for individual circuit maintenance
  •  Incoming 20A, 40A, 80A & 125A isolators can be included
  •  Can be internally wired to terminals
  •  Can be mounted on a range of wall mounting or free standing frames

 

To find out more about Exe Distribution Boards from R&M Assembly Division or to receive a quotation, simply contact us at assembly@rm-electrical.com 


27 Apr 2018 | Filed under: Announcements

R&M Siraj Naybur opens its new office in JAFZA, Dubai, UAE


A joint venture between R&M Electrical Group (UK) and Siraj Naybur (Iraq)

With offices in Dubai, UAE and Basra, Iraq, R&M Siraj Naybur is able to source and supply electrical equipment to major oil and gas projects in the region. With a highly experienced international team R&M Siraj Naybur is able to offer a service and capability that is unique in the Middle East, if not the world.


R&M Siraj Naybur

Jafza View, Building 19, Suite 1305,
Downtown Jebel Ali, PO Box 282144, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 358 6570
Email: shiju.punnoose@rm-electrical.com
www.rm-electrical.com

Siraj Naybur

Abbasiya,
Basrah, Iraq
Tel: +964 7811125188
Email: d.adib@sniraq.com
www.sniraq.com


06 Apr 2018 | Filed under: Events

Infrarail 2018

R&M Electrical Group are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Infrarail 2018 from the 1-3 May at ExCel, London.

infarail header

Infrarail is the UK’s dedicated showcase for systems, equipment and services for the railway infrastructure market. The event boasts strong support from all organisations shaping the UK’s rail industry and will include a huge programme of informative and thought-provoking presentations, seminars and discussion forums.

You will find us along with our supply partners, Unistrut, on Stand C55. As well as highlighting our group products and services we will be launching some innovative cabling and associated electrical product solutions focused on fire safety.

It would be our pleasure to talk to you about upcoming projects and to explore any potential opportunities or collaborations that could create mutual success.

Download the Infrarail Exhibition Visitor Brochure


15 Feb 2018 | Filed under: Uncategorised

New R&M UK Sales Director – David Robinson

The board are pleased to announce the promotion of David Robinson to the position of UK Sales Director.  Reporting to the board David will have responsibility for the growth of the UK business.

William Crook, Group Managing Director said: “We are delighted that David will be joining the Board to further strengthen the skills and experience”.