RMD Australia celebrated 50 years of supporting the construction industry in Australia in 2003.
RMD Australia commenced trading in Australia in the early 1950s when work began on a project at Woomera in the outback of South Australia.
From these humble beginnings RMD Australia has become a major force in the construction industry in Australia having worked on many notable projects over the years, such as the Snowy Mountain River Scheme, in the early years, and the Stadium Australia construction for the Sydney Olympic Games in more recent times.
By working on these and countless other civil and commercial projects over the years, RMD Australia has built a solid reputation as a company that can deliver good solutions for any project where access, formwork or shoring capabilities are required.
Over the last 50 years the industry has experienced major changes. Examples include the change to Australian Standards, the introduction of Occupational Health and Safety regulations and the influence of the Quality Assurance regime.
Customers now impose tighter project time constraints in combination with a requirement for yet better service levels and a constantly improving product range.
RMD Australia has performed well within this ever-changing industry; and by responding successfully to these changes; the company has emerged as one of the leaders in the provision of access, formwork and shoring solutions.
Innovative solutions are provided at the right price, the right quality and to programme.
The products that RMD Australia sells and hires have changed significantly over the years.
The simple formwork, scaffolding and shoring products of yesteryear have evolved into more sophisticated and cost-efficient products that cope with a diversity of requirements.
One recent example of a new product launch is Reflex, which was introduced to the market to meet the demand for a simple-to-use formwork panel that is easily adjusted to construct curved concrete walls. Another recent introduction was Airodek: a high productivity soffit system.
Furthermore there has been a marked increase in the number of support systems available to RMD’s customers, and their effectiveness has been enhanced with the growth of technology.
Starting with details of a customer’s project requirements, RMD Australia’s Engineering staff prepare detailed design drawings for both standard RMD equipment and specially fabricated formwork.
The Engineering team also provides design calculations to support proposals, and for submission to relevant statutory authorities and departments.
RMD Australia’s commitment to maintaining its significant role in the industry is exemplified by the recent refurbishment of a number of its branch facilities around the nation.
Other than the construction of a new head office in Adelaide, notable changes are the recent relocation of the Melbourne business to purpose-built facilities, and the present plans for a similar exercise for the Sydney branch.