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British edge-protection system enters US market

Aluma Systems North American Forming & Shoring has signed a US$35m agreement to distribute a British-made edge-protection system.

Rapid-EPS chairman David Brine Above: Rapid-EPS chairman David Brine

Aluma – which is part of the BrandSafway group - will be the exclusive US distribution partner for Rapid-EPS’s Rapid Edge Protection System under the five-year agreement.

Rapid-EPS was founded in 2011 by David Brine and Peter Hewson who developed the concept of making an edge protection system with a telescopic post that would be considerably faster and easier to erect than the existing drill and fix systems. The company’s Rapid Post and Edge Protection products have enabled it to grow by 50% year on year, now operating from a 50,000 square foot factory and warehouse in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and employing 50 staff. The company recently made a £500,000 (US$647,000) investment in a bespoke robotic production line to enable it to increase capacity.

Rapid–EPS chairman David Brine said: “We are excited to enter into this agreement with the leading commercial access, forming and shoring company in the United States. The values of the two companies are closely aligned and, working together, we believe we will be able to provide the highest quality and most cost- effective edge protection on jobsites across the United States.”

Sol Solomou, president of Americas forming and shoring for Aluma Systems, said: “We believe that a strong partnership between Rapid–EPS and Aluma will add value to our customer base. Engineered edge protection systems are increasingly recognised by the construction industry as a cost-effective means to improve job site safety. Combining Rapid–EPS edge protection with commercial access, forming and shoring products and labour services, Aluma will be able to offer even more comprehensive and complete solutions to our customer base.”



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This article was published on 5 Sep 2017 (last updated on 5 Sep 2017).

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