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Key Plant Automation Announcement - 4th October 2022

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Key Plant Automation Announcement - 4th October 2022


04 October 2022

Key Plant Automation Ltd is pleased to announce that Rapid Welding & industrial Supplies Ltd is now an official Key Plant distribution partner.

Rapid Welding & Industrial Supplies Ltd began trading as a welding distributor on 1st April 1990 based in Portchester in Portsmouth. As part of Key Plant Automation’s business strategy to further expand its distributor partner network, the agreement allows Rapid Welding to offer its customers Key Plant’s full range of weld automation, handling, positioning, and pipe fabrication equipment.

As a global leader manufacturer, Key Plant’s mission is to help companies worldwide compete at the highest level by maximising their welding and fabrication throughput with reliable, durable, and cost-effective equipment and turnkey solutions.

Rapid have been committed to the welding industry since 1990 and in this time major manufacturers have recognised their commitment and product loyalty. They have demonstrated their competence in welding distribution and after sales to be officially appointed as agents for all major suppliers, and their award-winning website is one of the most comprehensive you will find with over 50,000 products supplied to over 100 countries around the world. Rapid Welding’s objective is to supply top quality products with a customer service second to none. With a proven track record and experience, Rapid provides top quality products, quality advice and above all a quality service all at a fair price.

“The partnership with Rapid Welding helps to develop Key Plant’s strategy to drive revenue through on the ground direct representation globally and within the UK marketplace. Rapid Welding based on the south coast of England is the perfect choice and partner, through their expertise, knowledge, experience and customer base – both companies will provide an unrivalled working partnership to customers. I am personally looking forward to continuing my long-standing working relationship & partnership with Roy and his team.”                          
Ross McCrorie, Commercial Director at Key Plant Automation.

“Our collaboration will enhance our offering of bespoke material handling manipulation equipment from a British manufacturer along with turnkey packages from pipe stands to fully automated welding solutions.”    Roy Edwards, Managing Director at Rapid Welding   

Under the terms of the distribution agreement:

  • Rapid Welding will distribute Key Plant's full product catalogue of its weld automation, handling and positioning equipment range, along with Key Plant's end prep and pipe stands range.
  • Rapid Welding will provide sales, rental and service to customers requiring turnkey welding automation solutions.                                   

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