In terms of turnover and incoming orders, R. A. Rodriguez has reported that 2014 was an exceptional year. Both of these values were up by 25% on the previous year and the company has also confirmed it carries forward a record number of open orders into 2015.
The business growth has been across all of the technology groups served by R. A. Rodriguez. Traditional transmission sales, particularly in the field of bearings, continue to be buoyant and the company’s own brand of turntable bearings is also proving popular.
Automation systems are also fuelling growth and this is significant because it demonstrates the increasing importance of engineering consultancy in the development of R. A. Rodriguez as a business. Indeed the company has underpinned its expansion in the field with the appointment of additional application engineers and this trend is expected to continue.
The ability to offer bespoke gear systems is another contributor to the company’s success in 2014. Indeed gears in general have become a very important part of the R. A. Rodriguez product programme.
The company is now the master distributor for KHK stock gears throughout Europe and is growing its distributor network in all European markets. And in the home market the R. A. Rodriguez on-line gear shop, which went live in Autumn last year, is already showing an early return on investment.
Posted March 2015