RMS Aluminium Systems Limited
The Directors of RMS Aluminium Systems Ltd identified a gap in the market in the manufacture of a range of specialised aluminium door/window products as well as the manufacture of their own curtain wall solutions. The aim was to introduce a range of products that were very much in demand throughout the construction market to be manufactured on-site that otherwise would have been bought in. Funding was sought under the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme via the Rural Business Investment Scheme towards the purchase of machinery that would allow the business to expand their product portfolio to allow them to supply to fitters as well as to their own approved list of sub-contract installers/fitters throughout the island of Ireland.
RMS Aluminium Systems Ltd is a recently established aluminium window/door solutions business within the construction industry. Specialising in aluminium products the company was initially established as a provider and installer of aluminium doors and windows within both the domestic and commercial sectors.
The company became incorporated as a Limited Company in November 2017 and trialled a range of products within the market to gauge the need and demand within the industry.
Realising an opportunity to manufacture their own range of aluminium solutions and supply and install these products throughout the Island of Ireland the business began their journey to expand its capacity.
RMS Aluminium Systems Ltd was awarded £39,000.00 to expand their product range to include the manufacture of commercial doors, fire escape doors, rotating doors bi-fold doors and lift and slide doors as well as introducing curtain walling systems.
Having now completed the project RMS Aluminium Systems Ltd are now able to deliver services within the high-end domestic market and manufacture a variety of products on-site that otherwise would have had to be bought in. As a result, this has enabled them as a business to extend their service offering and services across the island of Ireland and beyond. As a knock-on effect, the business now enables employees to develop their skills further, safeguards jobs, create new ones and is putting more money back into the local area.
Martin Cox Director of RMS Aluminium Systems Ltd advised, that they are delighted they made the move to seek funding through the Rural Business Investment Scheme to expand their business. The new machinery has made a difference to the business in terms of getting material through the factory at a much faster rate. This is key to the success of our business to manufacture a quality product and create a fast turnaround. In terms of lessons learnt he stated that it was important to ensure that the deadlines of the programme were met and that it was vitally important to keep in regular contact with the Project Officer on the rules and regulations of each stage of the process to ensure they were properly met.