• R&M Electrical Group

27 posts filed under Announcements, Press Release

21 Dec 2018 | Filed under: Announcements, Press Release

R&M Baku have moved

Our Caspian Division, established in 1998, have recently relocated and are now settled in their fantastic new offices where they will continue to provide technical expertise as well as a holistic solution for all our customers’ cable and electrical supply requirements in the region.

Our new office details are as followed –

Baku White City Office Building, 25 Nobel Ave, Baku AZ1025, Azerbaijan

Tel: ( 012) 447 18 04

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.”

19 Jan 2018 | Filed under: New Products, Press Release

Hawke Transit System at R&M Electrical

Hawke Transit System is a means of maintaining the integrity of a firewall, deck or bulkhead in which cables, pipes and other services pass.

Our unique colour-coding system enables post installation visual inspection and it also minimises the risk of mismatching incorrect block halves.

Each tolerant block has a built-in range of 4mm. This negates the need for any onsite modifications thus speeding up installation time.

Our wide range of rectangular and circular frames are suitable for use in a wide range of industries including;

  • Shipbuilding
  • Oil & Gas (Onshore/Offshore)
  • Petrochemical
  • Rail and Infrastructure
  • Pharmaceutical
  • MoD
  • Water Treatment Plants
  • Telecommunications
  • Nuclear
  • Offshore Wind

Certified by World leading class societies. ‘Avoid the risk.’

23 Oct 2015 | Filed under: Announcements, News, Press Release

R&M Solent Business Awards Company of the Year

soelnt business awardsR&M Electrical Group are thrilled to have been announced as The Company of the Year in the Solent Business Awards 2015.

The highest accolade in the awards “The Company of the Year” is sponsored by KPMG and recognises organisations who are clear leaders in their own industry, dedicated to supplying excellence in the products and services supplied, with a clear financial vision for the future and with an eye on both developments and innovations in their own
industry and the wider economy.

Solent Business Awards Company of the Year

“The accolade of receiving The Company of the Year at this years awards is tremendous for R&M.  It is the ultimate recognition of all of the hard work and dedication of the entire R&M work force over the Solent Business Awardspast years which has made us the industry leader that we are today.  The diversity of our business interests within our market segment and our willingness to seek out and embrace new challenges both within the home market and internationally is, we believe part of our success.  However, thanks has to predominantly go to all of our staff, suppliers and partners without whom we could never achieve this level of sustained achievement.”  William Crook – Managing Director.

Solent Business Awards Management Team of the Year

R&M’s management team were also very pleased to have come second in the category of “Management Team of the Year” at the Solent business Awards.  Pipped to the post by Onecom, the award recognised the vision, management and leadership of the R&M team and their skillful directorship that has led to the year on year sustained growth of the organisation.

Company of the Year

Attending last nights event, held at The Hilton, Ageas Bowl, from R&M were:

  • William Crook – Managing Director
  • Andrew Chandler – Sales Director
  • Timothy Coomer – Financial Director


22 Jun 2015 | Filed under: News, Press Release

South Coast Business Awards Nomination for R&M

south coast business awards 2

South Coast Business Awards 2015 have nominated R&M Electrical Group Ltd as one of 4 finalists in the Smith & Williamson Award for Best International Performance by a South Coast company.

This prestigious award recognises companies in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who have developed international trade over the past 3 years and is judged on increasing export activity, expansion of overseas operations, entrance into new international markets and overseas manufacturing.

Export Growth

R&M have increased our export activity over the past 3 years through both our Exports and Projects
Divisions.  Located in our head office in Southampton, UK, we distribute cable and electrical items globally to over 90 locations.  We offer both simple distribution services or a full project management facility, including technical specification, supply chain management and a technical documentation service.

Ideally located to service the marine industry our Marine Division have rapidly expanded to include Highlight-image05growth within the cruise sectors, and through establishing a stores facility in Palma, Mallorca with a view to servicing the luxury super yacht markets.

Overseas Operations & International Markets

R&M work closely with several international join venture partners based in the USA and Australia.  This has enabled us over the past few year to successfully develop oversea locations, strategically located to service our chosen market sectors.

This includes distribution facilities in the UAE (including Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Iraq, Mallorca and R&M owned divisions in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan – see our website division pages for full details.

“We were very pleased to be nominated for the South Coast Business Awards, and recognise the complement to our long-term commitment to the expansion of our overseas business interests.  We are always actively looking to develop international markets and have recently opened a joint venture undertaking in Singapore with a view to expanding operations into South East Asia, with other similar exciting plans in the pipe line these are truly exciting times for R&M!”  hints William Crook – Director.

The results of the South Coast Business Awards will be announced at a gala evening, hosted at the St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK on the 10th of July.



15 Jun 2015 | Filed under: Announcements, Press Release

R&M Named Assembler for Technor™

Technor logoR&M Assembly Division are pleased to announce that we have been appointed by Technor™ to assemble their range of Exd enclosures.

The range includes:

  •  Ex-d IIB, IIB+H2 enclosures featuring the EJB enclosure seriesTECHNOR GUB EXD ENCLOSURE
  • IIC Enclosures featuring the GUB enclosure series

And is available in a range of materials including copper free aluminium, cast iron and stainless steel.

To view the full story please visit our Assembly Division news stories or complete the Assembly Division contact pages for more information.





07 Jun 2015 | Filed under: Announcements, Press Release

R&M Appointed TKF Marine Cable Distributor

R&M Electrical Group are delighted to announce a new partnership agreement with BV Twentsche Kabelfabriek (TKF), whereby we have been appointed the official distributors of their marine cable in the UK, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Cyprus – all areas where R&M have strong ties to the marine industry.

To read the full article please visit our R&M Cable Division news pages




12 May 2015 | Filed under: Announcements, Press Release

R&M JV Singapore Office Open for Business

Wholesale Electric Asia3R&M Electrical Group Ltd is delighted to announce the official opening of offices in Singapore under our joint venture undertaking with Wholesale Electric of Houston, USA and CNW Electrical Wholesale and Energy Solutions of Brisbane, Australia.

This unique venture – Wholesale Electric Asia, Ptd.Ltd – unites three of the world’s largest independent electrical distributors (within their respective countries), with a common goal to expand operations into the South East Asia regions – including Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia.1.Entrance

Wholesale Electric Asia will focus on providing electrical and cable products for the oil, gas, petrochemical and industrial markets , featuring product ranges from the world’s leading manufacturers
in this area.

The facility will offer additional services in the form of project management and construction material management solutions, integrating  international supply chain and logistical solutions into one platform – CMMS, with Wholesale Electric Asia clients having full visibility of the project throughout its life time.

4.Overview1Contact details for our Singapore offices are:

Wholesale Electric Asia Pte Ltd, 211 Henderson Road #14-03, Singapore 159552

Tel: +65 6460 4395 or e-mail us on ow@wholesaleelectric.asia  for further information.