Precision engineering component specialist R. A. Rodriguez has reached another milestone in its long commercial success. The company is now in its fortieth year of trading and is the British arm of an international organisation that was founded in the USA in 1929.
Whilst the R A Rodriguez product programme has grown substantially in recent years, Kaydon bearings remain the cornerstone of the business. Right from the very start, the company's name has been synonymous with precision bearing products and expert application engineering.
For its entire operational life in the UK, R A Rodriguez has enjoyed a high successful relationship with Kaydon. The result is echoed in a sales record that has seen year-on-year growth in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, with R A Rodriguez saying that the Reali-Slim and Ultra-Slim have become industry standards in many sectors.
Although still a key strand in the business, Kaydon is one of many product brands for which RA Rodriguez is now responsible. The most recent addition is drive specialist Framo Morat for which RA Rodriguez is already proving a highly successful representative. Sales are booming for these drives in the UK, taking the company into new application sectors such as theatre engineering and window actuation.
Today the RA Rodriguez products programme falls into five distinct product divisions: Bearing Products; Linear Products; Aerospace Products; Conveyor Products; and Gears and Allied Products. Over the years staff numbers have increased in line with growth in all these sectors; currently the team is eleven strong.