Posts Tagged ‘RMD Power and Cooling’

RMD targets growth with renewed focus on power protection

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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RMD Ltd has announced that it is energetically aiming to double its turnover within three years by capitalising on its profitable power protection specialism.

Formerly known as RMD Power and Cooling, the business has also rebranded and launched a re-designed corporate identity and website to reflect its new strategic direction.

The Alloa-based company plans to drive growth through its core business – the supply, installation and maintenance of power protection systems. While it will continue to offer IT facility solutions it will no longer prioritise the large scale datacentre design and build projects which have been a key focus in recent years.

David Purvis to power operations at RMD

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016



One of the UK’s leading data centre infrastructure specialists has appointed a new head of operations to support the company’s growth in 2016 and beyond.

Alloa-based RMD has strengthened its management team with the recruitment of David Purvis, who joins from infrared sensor specialist Pyreos where he was senior director of global sales.

With a background in engineering and over 20 years of sales and customer support experience, David Purvis will be responsible for planning and controlling change at RMD as well as working closely with external marketing, design and PR consultants.

RMD Power & Cooling appoints Gavin Maxwell as Managing Director

Monday, March 18th, 2013
Demand for datacentre power and cooling products expected to rise steadily over next few

RMD Power & Cooling has appointed Gavin Maxwell as its new Managing Director.
With more than 14 years experience with the company in a variety of roles including sales
manager, office manager and operations director, Maxwell has played a key role in the
development of RMD from a small electrical distributor to the UK’s leading independent
supplier of integrated power and cooling solutions for datacentres.
Maxwell takes over from outgoing MD and owner of RMD Power and Cooling, John
Smykala, who will continue to play a key leadership role in the company as Business
Development Director. As the market continues to expand, Smykala will now focus on
opening up new business opportunities for the rapidly growing company.
Gavin Maxwell says: “Thanks to John’s vision and hard work, I’m taking over a company
that’s in great shape with a bright future. Demand for our core products – power and cooling
systems – has increased steadily in recent years and all the indications suggest that this will
continue throughout the rest of this decade.
“Power outages and fluctuations are expected to increase in frequency over the next few
years so many more organisations and businesses of all sizes are looking at installing or
upgrading their own UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). Likewise, we expect the cooling
side of our business to grow even further as companies continue to upgrade, consolidate or
merge their aging datacentre operations.
Maxwell continues: “I’ve gained an indepth overview of our business and our customers
over the past 14 years so feel confident taking on the role of MD. My aim is to keep the ship
steady, continue with the same vision that has brought us success to date and to keep up-
to-date with new technologies and solutions that can bring value to our customers. I enjoy
being customer-facing so I’ll be maintaining personal contact with our client base to ensure
that our products and services remain closely in tune with their business needs.”
RMD Power & Cooling is based in Alloa, Scotland.

Data Centre Power Efficiency Critical To Scotland’s Economic Future

Friday, March 1st, 2013
Half-day seminar in Edinburgh will focus on ‘future-proofing’ Scottish data centres against risingenergy costs and power outages.

Rising energy costs and the increasing prospect of regular power outages pose major threats to thehealth of Scotland’s data centres, including those of critical public sector organisations, according tothe organisers of Data Centre Scotland 2013.

A half-day seminar in Edinburgh on 6 March, the event will draw together Scotland’s data centreprofessionals for a series of keynote presentations and breakout sessions focused on providingstrategic insight and practical advice on how to make data centres of all sizes energy efficient.

Hosted by RMD Power and Cooling in partnership with ScotlandIS and APC by Schneider Electric, theseminar will provide expertise on how to create a 21st century data centre that is legally compliant,cost-effective and energy-efficient.

Gavin Maxwell, MD, RMD Power and Cooling, says: “As modern life becomes ever more dependenton data centres, energy consumption has become an increasingly important economic, social andpolitical issue for data centre professionals.”
“Powering the data centre has also become an environmental and corporate responsibility issue: Inrecent months alone, Microsoft has committed to go carbon neutral at its data centres, Facebookhas announced that it will only use renewable energy when building new data centres and Googlehas also pledged to move away from coal powered data centres.”

“Set against a backdrop of rising energy prices and the increasing prospect of regular power outagesin the future, it’s clear that those managing data centres in Scotland are facing a number of majorbusiness challenges. This event explores practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint whiledecreasing operating costs and securing your business critical systems.”

Keynote speakers include Chris Ingle of IDC, who’ll outline winning strategies for the data centre in2013 and beyond, and Phil Worms of Iomart, who’ll offer his first-hand perspective on the realityof data centres ‘going green’. Other speakers include Adeel Amin of RMD Power and Cooling,who’ll offer advice on optimising availability, capacity and energy efficiency through infrastructuremanagement, and Dushyantha Goonawardhane of APC by Schneider Electric, who’ll present on howto maximise data centre efficiency through the use of indirect evaporative cooling.

Data Centre Scotland 2013 takes place at the Apex Hotel, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, on Wednesday6th March 2013 (1:30pm – 7:00pm). Tickets cost £20 plus VAT for ScotlandIS members and £30 plusVAT for non members.

The seminar’s organisers and attendees will tweet about the event using the hashtag#DCScotland2013.

RMD Power and Cooling to exhibit at Data Centre World Expo

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

RMD Power & Cooling will be exhibiting at this year’s Data Centre World Conference and Expo at London’s Olympia.

The event is the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for data centre managers, professionals, distributors and channel partners. Running from 29 February – 1 March, Data Centre World is free to attend and highlights will include speakers from Microsoft, IBM and Interxion and APC by Schneider Electric.

This year RMD will be showcasing cutting edge Data Centre Infrastructrure Management (DCIM) software designed to improve efficiency and simplify the management of your data centre. StruxureWare for Data Centres Suite is a management software suite designed to address all aspects of the data centre physical infrastructure needed to maximise availability and efficiency. It empowers data centre managers by giving them access to all the data and tools they need to operate data centers that are more reliable, efficient, productive, safe and green

To find out more about these innovative products and to meet the RMD software team for a live demonstration, register for your free place and visit Stand E 40 on the day.

RMD Power & Cooling is an independent specialist in integrated power and cooling solutions.  From server rooms to cutting edge data centres, RMD is one of only a handful of UK companies with the ability and accreditation to supply, install and maintain power and cooling.

RMD provides UPS; rack and cooling solutions; generators; security; environmental and power monitoring; fire protection and management. RMD is also one of only a handful of UK companies accredited to supply and implement APC by Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare(R) Management Software portfolio.

As an independent, RMD is not tied to one manufacturer so can always offer the best solution for every client.

For more information contact Lauren Cormack.

Hot Tin Roof to generate buzz around power experts

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Power and cooling experts RMD have appointed Hot Tin Roof to run a PR campaign aimed at raising awareness of the long-established company.

Having started life in 1932 as a small electrical shop in Glasgow, RMD is now one of the few UK companies that can design, supply, install and maintain power and cooling for cutting edge data centres.

Today RMD continues to innovate in the public and private sector, for global brands as well as the SME.

Among its clients, RMD counts critical services like NATS (air traffic control), the Blood Transfusion Service, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue and Thames Valley Police. It has also carried out work for online retailer Amazon, Cairn Energy and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Hot Tin Roof has been brought in to improve brand-recognition and build reputation for RMD in the public and private sector, positioning the company for a period of rapid growth.

Sarah Lee, Hot Tin Roof Director says: “RMD is one of Scotland’s fastest growing businesses and RMD’s uninterrupted power supply keeps Britain logged on and working. Power cuts and terrorist strikes threaten the security of data centres and make RMD an essential service for UK industry. RMD is a sleeping giant, with no brand awareness and we hope to change that over the coming months as we deliver a sustained and effective PR strategy.”

RMD is the latest in a string of technology clients to bring Hot Tin Roof on board. Last month, the Edinburgh-based agency announced it would be working with online personal finance company Money Dashboard. Hot Tin Roof’s hi-tech portfolio also includes usability consultants User Vision, and FreeAgent Central the online accounting service.

Sarah Lee adds: “We have a strong track-record in the technology sector and it is great to work with an established company like RMD alongside smaller start-ups. We are increasingly specialising in technology and are seeing significant growth in this sector at a very difficult time.”

For more information, contact Sarah Lee.

As featured in The Drum.

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