Trade membership could be a huge lift for Romica
EYE ON GLOBAL MARKETS: From left, Bob Turner, Sarah Turner and Adam Springall, of Romica, Beverley.
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 11 May 2017
A BEVERLEY engineering services company is bidding to increase its presence across a range of sectors and unlock new markets after being granted membership of a global trade body.
Romica Engineering is one of the world’s leading designers, consultants, manufacturers and suppliers of lifting, handling, pulling equipment and systems.
The company, which employs about 70 people, has now been granted membership of The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) following a technical audit of its operations.
Romica owner and managing director Bob Turner said: “Gaining membership of LEEA is important to us as a business.
“It indicates our determination to play a leading role in the sector across the globe.
“We have world-class facilities, standards, and services that we can offer to both new and existing markets.
“The high standards we have set have helped us gain the trust of our clients; we listen to their needs and work with them to deliver bespoke solutions to their problems.
“Membership of LEEA with all its resources, knowledge and support will help us continue to deliver for our clients across a range of sectors as we look to further target non-marine markets.”
WORLD CLASS: Inside Romica’s Beverley factory.
The business, based in Beck View, established a manufacturing hub in Romania 13 years ago, and also has facilities and contacts in Turkey, China, South Korea, Australia and the US.
Its products are widely used within the offshore, marine, renewables, ports and terminals, oil and gas and oceanographic sectors, with about 80 per cent of its sales are overseas.
LEEA has played a key role in the overhead lifting industry for more than 70 years, from training and standards setting through to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems.
Carl Richmond, business development director at Romica, said gaining LEEA membership was part of Romica’s overall strategy to diversify its customer base.
He said: “LEEA is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry.
“We believe it will help us to open up a new network of valuable industry contacts.”