Irish screen manufacturer Maximus has rebranded as RM Dungannon to become part of the RM (Rubble Master) Group in name.
The step follows the 2018 acquisition of Maximus by Austrian compact crusher manufacturer Rubble Master. The two sites, RM Dungannon as expert in the screening sector and RM headquarters at Linz as crushing specialist, are now united under one worldwide brand.
RM Group says that the tracked mobile screens that are produced in Dungannon perfectly complement the Rubble Master product range. It adds that the collaboration in recent years has had a positive impact on the sales figures for the group which showed a growth of 15% in 2019.
“Rubble Master has always promoted a company culture that brings people together - customers, suppliers and network partners," said Gerald Hanisch, founder and owner of Rubble Master. "In recent years this culture has enabled us to exchange knowledge with our location in Northern Ireland, develop and launch new products and expand our expertise in all areas."
RM Group says that a major focus was put on the restructuring of processes and market and product evaluation. In addition to customer benefits, the company says that many synergies have been employed over the years, such as shared suppliers and increased cooperation in innovation, product management and sales.
It adds that the initial partnership with Maximus has evolved much further and that, over the last two years, two centres of excellence have emerged - the production site in Northern Ireland for tracked mobile screens and the production site in Upper Austria for mobile crushers.
"We see the rebranding as the next logical step so that we appear on the market as a strong, full solution provider with one brand name - the RM Group," said Hanisch.
The company said that consistent branding as the RM Group is beneficial for its customers. "As a full solution provider, the product range will appear in the same yellow livery, further synergies will be utilised and the team will be brought together," it added.