RMD KWIKFORM LAUNCHES GROUND SHORING BUSINESS
Today 21st November RMD Kwikform, the UK’s leading formwork and shoring supplier, has announced the launch of a new UK ground shoring division that will be open for business in January 2015.
The strategic move into the UK geotechnical sector will see RMD Kwikform offer a range of ground shoring systems, with a view to expand both the range and the business model to the global markets it serves.
Recently recruited to head up the new business is ground shoring veteran John Breen, who has over 17 years experience in the sector. In his new role as Commercial Director at RMD Kwikform, John has already helped to setup the logistics, equipment range offer and a new team to support the business.
Commenting on the official launch, Mike Follett, RMD Kwikform UK Managing Director, said: “This is a natural move for RMD Kwikform, the business has a solid reputation in the construction industry for both product innovation and engineering excellence. The shoring market is certainly in need of a new player and we have the capital investment behind us to deliver a top-to-bottom solution for customers, all of which is backed by specialist technical expertise, and a UK wide branch network.
With the launch of the new shoring business, we are also in a position to service the complete requirements of customers, from in the ground shoring to formwork and falsework, which will give the market a single supplier solution that it has long been waiting for.
RMD Kwikform’s new product solution will be available in January 2015, with expectations to introduce larger excavation systems in the second half of the year. These products will be supported by the RMD Kwikform engineering team, which has access to the latest 3D modelling techniques and capabilities to develop new ways of working, including virtual and augmented reality.
John Breen: “Our approach to the industry is all about enabling customers to plan, specify and develop safer methods of working, that improve productivity and reduce risk. This is why we will be embracing new materials and manufacturing techniques to bring innovative products and completely new systems to market.”
John, concludes: “We now have the team, the technology, the ingenuity of our designers and a new approach to customer support for the shoring sector, so the ultimate aim is to be the market leader in ground shoring systems in three to five years.”