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New Contract: Griffon Hoverwork

R&M are pleased to announce we have been awarded a three year contract with Griffon Hovercraft to supply Electrical Consumables , Cable and Equipment.

The contract was signed in December 2010 after considerable negotiation and started in operation January 2011.

Griffon Hoverwork Ltd

Having recently moved their UK operation to Woolston, Southampton, just off of the M27 Griffon Hoverwork Ltd are set to increase their buisness globally.  Griffon  design and manufacture the largest range of amphibious, diesel-engined hovercraft available in the world today, from 6.80m to 33.7m in length with payloads ranging from 380kgs to 22.5 tonnes or 5 to 180 passengers.  All the craft can be offered in bespoke configurations to suit requirements, from passenger craft to “open well” decked cargo carrying craft.   Griffon Hoverwork have a total standard range of 12 craft with an ability to offer custom tailored designs with over 150 crafts in operation in over 35 countries world wide – from South America to the Arctic.

Griffons market sector is wide and covers Commercial, Military, Paramilitary, and Rescue – from their airport rescue craft and engineering support through to ice rescue and mobile medical clinic crafts.

Their ability to design and manfucature customer bespoke projects has led them to recently completing a  Hover Cover for the pitch at the  Bangabandhu National Stadium in Bangladesh, in time for the Cricket World Cup!

R&M’s Southampton branch are managing the Griffon Hoverwork Contract, offering a just in time service by holding stock for priority items on this prestigious contract, with the additional service of offering the supply of “one off” items.

An additional service offered by R&M Southampton is the constant review of the contracted items to ensure Griffon Hoverwork are kept up todate with new or alternative technologies, maximising the product quality R&M are able to offer as an on-going process.

For further details or to discuss how we can manage your supply contract contact [email protected]

New Product: Fischer FAZ II Anchor Bolt

R&M Fixings & Supports Ltd now stocks the Fischer High Performance FAZ II range of Anchor Bolts.

Key Features of this bolt are:

  • Highest tensile and shear loads, that means: more safety with fewer total fixing points and thus lower costs
  • Can be used in extremely thin concrete panels, starting at 8cm thickness
  • Smalles edge distances and axial spacings for more application options
  • Low driving-in energy, small tightening distance and thus extremely handy for installation work
  • High steel ductility enables subsequent alignment using a hammer
  • Installation friendly, since only a few revolutions are necessary to apply the torque
  • Push through and pre-positioned installation

“This is a wonderfully designed bolt which can be used in both cracked and non-cracked concrete.  Its high tensile and sheer load ratings means the installation has fewer fixing points – thus saving money all round!  It is perfect for use with extremely thin panels (8 cm) and can be aligned after installation” Nick Dyer-Smith (Director)

New Service: Pre-Fabricated Modular Manufacturing

R&M Fixings & Supports Ltd have joined forces with MEP Solutions, who are a market leader in modular mechanical and electrical services engineering and specialists in integrated prefabricated solutions to the construction and building services industries.

Our new service offers you the design and manufacture of insulated and pressure tested prefabricated multi-service modules including and not limited to – pipework, duct-work, medical gases and all electrical services.

R&M’s pre-fabrication service offers a complete build solution and technical support from conception through to completion offering a flexible and practical approach for our clients.

Our manufacturing facility applies the latest prefabrication design and innovation expertise in the production of the highest quality mechanical and electrical modules for both the new build and refurbishment projects.

Our engineering function provides expert technical and tendering support to our clients with full 2D and 3D drawing co-ordination support.  We operate the latest industry design Auto CAD software which works in synergy with the patented bespoke modularisation software developed in-house by MEP.

The results of using pre-fabricated modules are a reduction in capital costs, construction time and defects with the added benefit of enhanced predictabillity, productivity, quality and a reduction in the need for skilled labourers.

Contact R&M Fixings for information on our pre-fabrication requirements on 023 8038 6800 or [email protected]

R&M Improves Sales & Customer Intelligence through sales-i

Sales-i, the sales & customer intelligence service for office-based and front-line sales people, has today announced its increasing success at R&M Electrical, the largest independent electrical distributors in the UK.  R&M Electrical first signed up to the on-demand sales and customer intelligence service in summer 2010 and today over 60 of its internal and field-based sales force are actively using and benefitting from the system.

 With more than 250 staff and a turnover of £50 to £60 Million, R&M Electrical provides a range of products and services to a worldwide customer base. The company is a member of ANEW (largest independent buying group in the UK).  It has overseas branches in the Caspian Region and the middle east, multiple branches in the South of England and South Wales and a number of specialist divisions in the UK namely its Exports Division, Projects Division and Assembly Division based at the Southampton Head office, R&M Fixings & Support based in Southampton and R&M Cables Division based in Bristol.  Managing sales and contact across this diverse and very large base of customers is a huge challenge and one that R&M is tackling using sales-i.

 Alistair Skyrme, manager of R&M Electricals Exports division has been instrumental in overseeing sales-i’s introduction into the business. “Having close visibility and contact with our clients is key to our success – knowing who they are and what their role is whilst keeping a high touch rate, and staying high on their radar.  All of this is time consuming and difficult without a system designed to do that very job.” Alistair continues, “sales-i was designed from the ground up for sales people and sales management. It helps cut to the chase when making sales calls and streamlines and accelerates the sales process. Moreover it gives us great visibility of our customer contact activity and call cycles. The combination of sales and customer intelligence makes it a great choice for R&M.”

New Product: Ceag nLLK 10 Ex-Light Fittings

Now available through our Assembly Division – the new CEAG range of nLLK 10 Ex-Light Fittings.

Combining latest lighting engineering with the specialist requirements of harsh and hazardous environments these luminaires are certified for use in Zone 2 gas Ex-areas and Zone 22 dust EX-areas.

Additional benefits offered by this range are:

  • Energy savings
  • Cost Efficient Installation
  • High Safety
  • Easy Maintenance
  • High Degree of Protection IP66

Click here for more information and technical specifications or contact our assembly division on 023 8068 6618. assembly

New Service: Quality “Marker” Printing

R&M’s Assembly Division have innovatively expanded their “stable” of services by taking delivery of the cutting edge, high tech marker printer – the Weidmuller “PrintJet PRO”.

The PrintJet PRO is the benchmark for industrial printing, and is renowned for producing markers with high definition print quality with superior smudge and scratch resistance. The cutting edge technology encapsulated within the PrintJet PRO will enable R&M to reliably produce high quality, small or large volume markers to our customer’s exact specifications.

“The innovative technology within the PrintJet PRO gives us the flexibility to produce both colour and monochrome markers that are of the highest quality but with the additional advantage of the flexibility of allowing us to produce large batches at short notice – if so desired by our customer! The Assembly Division has built its reputation on quality of product and the flexible service it is able to offer its customers – and as such the PrintJet PRO compliments our ethos perfectly!” Neil Sherin (Assembly Division Manager).

Contact R&M Assembly Division today for all your marker requirements, we are able to offer a reliable, quality, bespoke service at competitive prices, tailored to your personal requirements! [email protected], Tel: 023 8068 6618

R&M Sponsors MacMillan Cancer Support

R&M are proud to support Philippa Jenkins from our Dubai division (R&M Wholesale Electric LLC) who is taking part in the gruelling Abu Dhabi Triathlon 2011 on the 12th of March in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The annual Abu Dhabi Triathlon attracts both top athletes and amateur competitors from all over the world with all participants having to compete in the three stages of swimming, cycling and running that make up a triathlon.

The Abu Dhabi Triathlon offers the competitors three courses to choose from.  These range from a “Sprint” involving a 750m swim, a 50km cycle ride followed by a 5km run (not my idea of a traditional sprint!) up to a “Long” course where the anti is upped to a 3km swim, followed by a 200km cycle ride, finishing in a 20km run. 

The course itself starts off at the Emirates Palace, winds its way around Abu Dhabi taking in the highlights of this beautiful city, and finishes at the world renowned “Corniche”.

For more information and to help Philippa in achieving her ambitious target of raising £5000 for Macmillan Cancer please click here 

Everyone at R&M wishes Philippa good luck for the 12th of March!

New Products: Fire Performance Cable Accessories

R&M Cables have launched a new product range of Fire Performance Cable Accessories.

These products have been designed for ease of installation but without compromising on quality!

Included in the range are:

  • Red Nylon Cable Ties
  • Low smoke and Fume Coated P Clips and Saddles
  • Stainless Steel Ball Lock Ties
  • Cable Tie Tensioners and Cutters
  • Nylon IP68 Skintop Glands

Contact our Cables Division today for a competitive quote!  (01179 824 402, [email protected])