CMP Products Targets Russian Growth with Moscow Office

Leading cable gland and cable cleat manufacturer, CMP Products is cementing its presence in the Russian market, with the launch of a Moscow-based company, alongside a new Russian website and suite of Russian literature.

CMP Products LLC in Moscow is set to strengthen the manufacturer’s 10 year-position within Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), with direct distribution to customers, allowing CMP to adapt more flexibly to the needs and demands of the market.

Opening in early 2017, the Russian office will initially stock a range of hazardous area cable glands, such as the world-renowned Triton T3CDS, E1F-series and A2F-series; the location will also hold CMP’s full range of cable cleats.

Harvard Technology commended in Lux Emergency Award


Harvard Technology, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of energy saving lighting solutions, has been commended in the ‘Emergency Lighting Product of the Year’ category at the Lux Awards 2016 for the EyeNut Combined Emergency driver.

Harvard Technology’s EyeNut Combined Emergency driver allows users to retrofit automated emergency luminaire testing into large, multi-site estates for the first time – with results accessible from anywhere in the world via the cloud-based EyeNut system. 

The benefits of infrared heating  

Since the introduction of ESOS, companies have become increasingly more conscious about lowering their carbon footprint and sourcing sustainable ways to make their buildings more energy efficient, whilst trying to keep expenses to a minimum.  One of the biggest users of energy in a commercial building and, in turn, money, is a heating system.  Here, Michael Fereday at Rexel advises on the best way to cut the annual heating bill by switching to far infrared heating. 

Selling battery storage successfully

Battery Storage

While there is no doubt about the fact that battery energy storage has a huge part to play in the UK’s future energy mix, the issue of miss-selling poses a stumbling block. With this in mind, the recommendation for installers looking to diversify into this abundant opportunity is to do their research, treat every customer on a ‘case-by-case’ basis and, ultimately, ensure full transparency. Here, Michael Fereday at Rexel Energy Solutions advises on how to sell storage successfully.

As the battery energy storage market expands, there is an increased responsibility for suppliers to provide honest and correct information to each customer in order to avoid the issue of miss-selling. 

Rexel announces contract with mccarthy and stone

McCarty & Stone

Leading electrical distributor, Rexel UK is pleased to announce it has signed a significant contract with the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, to supply all of its lighting and electrical equipment.

The three year supply contract will provide lighting and wiring accessories to all new McCarthy and Stone Retirement Living, Assisted Living and OrtusHomes developments across the UK.  As part of the partnership, Rexel will continuously provide the latest energy -efficient product innovation that will be beneficial in the developments’ shared areas and apartments to ensure they are provided with the most innovative and cost effective devices the market has to offer.

Scientific breakthrough reveals unprecedented alternative to battery power storage

• Major scientific breakthrough research has discovered new materials offering an alternative to battery power and proven to be between 1,000-10,000 times more powerful than the existing battery alternative - a supercapacitor.

• The new technology is believed to have the potential for electric cars to travel to similar distances as petrol cars without the need to stop for lengthy re-charging breaks of between 6-8 hours, and instead re-charge fully in the time it takes to fill a regular car with petrol. 

Oh what a night at powerBall 2016

Oh what a night at powerBall 2016

The Electrical Industries Trading Company in support of the Charity is thrilled to announce that the most prestigious event in the electrical industry -  powerBall 2016 was a tremendous success raising over £450,000.


Over 800 guests across the sector enjoyed the spectacular entertainment from the headline act of the night- the legendary Jersey Boys. The four boys from New Jersey took guests on a journey through the history of pop music featuring their top 10 worldwide hits including Beggin, Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Big Girls Don’t Cry.

Hundreds of guests danced the night away to the world-class music of Earth Lights Boogie Band and enjoyed the entertainment from the UK’s leading comic – Bob Mills.

Introducing ULTRAD: the world’s first smart, self-programmable electric radiator

ULTRAD, smart self-programmable electric radiator,



Haverland introduces a new energy efficient and quick to install electric radiator with unique self-programming and learning capability.

Haverland, a leading manufacturer of electric radiators and heating solutions, has launched the world’s first smart, self-programmable electric radiator. The groundbreaking ULTRAD combines unique sensor technology with impressive energy efficiency to deliver maximum control and comfort for users with minimal hassle for installers.

Crompton, one of the leading players in the Indian lighting market, announces partnership with Gooee

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals (CGCEL), India’s leading supplier of consumer electrical goods, lighting and lighting automation systems, has teamed up with Gooee, the UK based creator of the world’s first full-stack operating platform connecting lighting manufacturers and their customers to the IoT.

Under the terms of the agreement, Crompton will become Gooee’s launch partner in India and will be able to use Gooee’s innovative new lighting ecosystem to provide additional functionality and value to customer lighting and IoT solutions.

A new chapter for Minitran:


New divisions and new ventures

Following the appointment of highly regarded energy management specialist and former CEO of Unite, Simon Terry as Minitran CEO, the company is now offering energy management solutions using the latest energy monitoring hardware and software technology, under the division ‘Estate Technology’. 

In a time of increased energy demands, businesses are constantly seeking the best methods to reduce energy and increase efficiency. Estate Technology’s experts deliver a wide range of energy management services & technology suitable for any business irrelevant of size or industry.

Apprentices are a cornerstone of success, says business owner

Andrew Lowe Middle and the Orton Group Team

A Wombourne-based firm specialising in electrical and mechanical design, installation, and maintenance has evidenced its commitment to the next generation by creating new employment opportunities for local youngsters.

Orton Group has worked in partnership with electrical and plumbing training provider, JTL and Total People, to offer apprenticeships to five aspiring individuals, Michael Woolley, Alan Wedge, Joshua Joyce, Scott James, and Thomas Hammond.

Safety Boot Ratings – What Do They Mean?


At first glance, safety boot ratings might resemble a meaningless stream of letters and numbers, chosen at random by the shoe manufacturers to make their products look more important.

But safety footwear standards are not to be taken lightly. Your employers are legally required to ensure that the shoes you wear offer adequate protection for the job at hand. Safety ratings are designed to effectively communicate the sort of protection the shoes offer -whether it’s heat resistant, penetration resistant, electrical resistant, or otherwise.