RMGroup UK (Rees Machinery Group) has become the first integrator in the UK to be accredited under the RIA/BARA Robot Integrators’ Certification Scheme.
The automated packaging machinery and service company was awarded certified status following a successful audit at their headquarters in Newtown (‘Y Drenewydd’), Wales. It required the integrator to meet a rigorous set of national and international standards to ensure business compliance and capability.
The certification scheme is the benchmark to assess robot integrators’ technical knowledge and safety practices. The UK scheme was born out of the need to standardise integrators’ quality and workmanship, plus recognise effective safety controls to help give companies a competitive edge.
Rosie Davies, director of RMGroup UK, said: “We are delighted to be the first integrator to achieve certification in the UK. It demonstrates RMGroup’s ability to deliver systems as per the required technical expectations. It also assures end users that our expert programming team has the skillset to undertake a variety of integration projects.”
Meanwhile, Jeremy Hadall, principal auditor for RIA (Robotic Industries Association) and BARA in the UK, said: “Integrators need to demonstrate that they are committed to providing the best service possible for their customers. The audit looks at the integrator’s technical approach, their project management processes, and how they ensure their system safety, service facilities and staff competencies all operate to the highest standards.