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RMCS reinforces good business practices - Intrepreneurs SA Finalist the Radio 702 editorial
Some business owners are constantly striving to build their business – for Louis Aylward,
of "Rebar, Mesh & Construction Supplies (Pty) Ltd t/a RMCS", supplying and supporting
the rebar, formwork and construction industry, is his passion and business. He says that despite having
limited previous experience in this industry, he spotted a niche in the market and pursued it with gusto.
RMCS provides accessories and equipment to support the reinforced steel, formwork and construction industries.
This includes rebar cutters and benders, cover blocks to support rebar, knipex fixing pliers and automatic
rebar tying tools. Formwork assessories such as tie rods and nuts, swivel clamps, water stoppers, corner fillets
and ferrule tubing, amongst others, are also supplied.
Louis has been in business for over 38 years and spent most of his career in the software development
industry. Apart from other instrests, he decided to venture into the rebar, formwork and construction
accessory market, in the mid 2000's, when RMCS was established. RMCS grew from being a
startup business in the beginning to a serious rival to the cover block and formwork
accessories market. According to him, his success is built on the fact
that he can supply quality products backed up by excellent service and support.
Louis says he focuses on service delivery, as this is something all customers seek. RMCS is
particularly targeting reinforcing steel, formwork, scaffolding and construction companies
in Gauteng, as well as elsewhere in Southern Africa. Louis lists establishing
distributors throughout Southern Africa as one of his key strategies.
CASING SPACERS FOR TRENCHLESS CROSSINGS SOLD TO NMPP PROJECT
Construction group Group Five and its French joint venture partner Spiecapag
have landed a R2.5 billion contract from Transnet to build the R11.2 billion
new fuel pipeline between Durban and Gauteng.
RMCS sold their Casing spacers for Trenchless crossings to the SPIECAPAG /
Group Five Civil Engineering joint venture, for the first phase of the New
Multi-Product Pipeline (NMPP). These casing spacers are easy to install and
are designed to ensure that the necessary cathodic protection is provided
after installation. RMCS provideds a full range of casing spacers
as well as centralisers for installation on all sizes of oil and gas
pipelines. RMCS also supplies a wide range of products for the Oil & Gas
industry. These products have been used with great success on very large
projects around the world.
RECKLI WON THE DECORATIVE CONCRETE DIVISION AT THE WORLD OF CONCRETE
The World of Concrete has announced the winners for the Most Innovative Products of 2009
and we are pleased to announce that Nawkaw/RECKLI has won the decorative concrete division.
RMCS AUTOMATIC REBAR FIXING MACHINES SOLD ON GAUTRAIN PROJECT
Rebar & Mesh Conversion Supplies (Pty) Ltd sold the MAX RB655 automatics rebar tiers to
Peter Mellor Construction to help them to speed up their fixing on the bridges and
tunnels they are building for the Gautrain (Bombela) project.
THE RB395 Automatic Rebar Fixing machines have also been sold to the Bombela precast
yard in Midrand.
RMCS REBAR SAFETY CAPS PUT TO GOOD USE AT GAUTRAIN
Bombela and Concor are using our rebar safety caps at various locations on the
Gautrain project to protect workers from injuries which may be caused by
protruding rebar. A small price is being paid for the safety of the workers
when using our high-quality rebar safety caps.
PORTABLE DC-32WH, DBR-32WH AND DBD-25X MACHINES ARE CUTTING AND
BENDING ON SITE AT GAUTRAIN
Our DBR-32WH hand held rebar bender was bought to bend in-situ 32mm rebar on the
Gautrain project. Our DC-32mm rebar cutter is being used to cut up to 32mm rebar
on site at the Jean Avenue offramp in Centurion. Our portable DBD-25X rebar
bender is also utilied to bend up to 25mm rebar in Centurion.
TOP PRODUCTS UTILISED AT TOPFLOOR IN CAPE TOWN
Topfloor in Cape Town, the manufacturers of extruded hollowcore precast floors,
bought our robust and leading edge DIAMOND rebar cutters and benders to
improve productivity. Considerable savings will be achieved by cutting
rebar with our rebar cutters in stead of using grinders or acetylene torches.
STEELEDALE UTILISE ADVANCED TECHNOLGY TO IMPROVE REBAR INSTALLATION
AND SAVE CONTRACTORS TIME
Rebar & Mesh Conversion Supplies (Pty) Ltd sold the Spinmaster Classic to Steeledale Reinforcing
in Wadeville. Steeledale now have this innovative equipment at their Wadeville and Durban branches.
The SpinMaster fabricates non-welded rollmats to expedite placing rebar in horizontal reinforcing
applications. Because there is no welding, epoxy-coated, stainless and galvanized rebar, as well
as black rebar, can be spaced and prewired to the customer's exact specifications. Simply roll
them out and pour your slab!
Installation time is reduced up to 80% by simplifying material handling. Substantial labour
savings are realized by the use of rebar rollmats in concrete slabs, compared to the placing of
loose bars or standard welded mesh. The SpinMaster is a one-man operated machine for high capacity
production of rollmats in a non-welding process.
KRB MACHINERY ANNUAL CUSTOMER DAY A GREAT SUCCESS
The KRB Machinery 15th annual customer event day was once again a great success. The equipment
demonstrations in the factory in Wrightsville, Pensylvania, was attanded by a large group of people
from a number of states in the USA as well as countries such as Taiwan, Poland, Denmark, Mexico and
South Africa. The golf outing afterwards was enyoyed by all of the 110 customers and employees of
KRB who took part.
KRB Machinery are the manufacturers of state of the art equipment for rebar fabrication.
MEDUPI POWER STATION PROJECT TO BENEFIT FROM AUTOMATIC REBAR TYING
Rebar & Mesh Conversion Supplies (Pty) Ltd sold the MAX RB655 automatic rebar tiers to
Murray and Roberts Construction for the Medupi Power Station Project. The Medupi Power Station
will be the largest coal powered power station ever built in the world. A project of this
scale would normally take 10 years to built, but the aim is to complete the project in
54 months. The MAX RB655 automatic rebar tiers will definitely assist the fixing teams
to improve productivity and speed up the fixing.