News.

10/06/2020

ARE YOU A MANUFACTURER OR SUPPLIER OF SANITISER STATIONS AND STANDS, LOOKING FOR A UK based SUBCONTRACT SHEET METAL FABRICATOR? We have capacity to fulfil YOUR HIGH-VOLUME DEMAND.

 

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis Rack’s Sanitiser collection is now available.

 

Manufactured in the UK on short lead-times. Demand is high and growing by the day with companies ensuring their premises comply with the latest Government advice.  

 

Sanitiser Stands are ideal for all environments offering the perfect visual reminder to sanitise hands on entering and exiting a building whether it be Education, Hotels, Restaurants, Gyms or indeed Office settings. Durable and long-lasting with no fixing required so it can be easily moved to suit the setting!

 

We can tailor our service/products to you and can manufacture your sanitiser stations or any other healthcare products you require and in large volumes. 

08/06/2020

New! twentytwenty

 

Rack is pleased to launch the new twentytwenty range

twentytwenty is a modular grid based shelving/storage system that facilitates the mass personalisation of interior spaces.

The work place is evolving; the demand for adaptable, flexible spaces is greater than ever with more emphasis on creativity, collaboration and well being. Open plan offices, for all their benefits, are now required to do more and work harder. The need for furniture solutions to offer differing work zones, breakout spaces, social spaces and biophilic elements has never been so important. Coupled with less demand for physical storage space, there is great potential for a furniture system that offers all of these elements.

Utilising a small number of standard components twentytwenty can be configured in an infinite number of ways giving architects, designers and specifiers the flexibility to define and organise the workplace in a highly bespoke and individualised manner, and users the opportunity to personalise their space.

Should you wish to develop something unique and bespoke to you, please contact us. 

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For more information please contact sales@racksystems.co.uk

30/04/2020

NEW! SOLO SCREENS - COVID 19 RETURNS
• Increased height for increased protection
• Retro-fittable to existing installations
• Installation will not damage work surface
• 5/8mm clear perspex with flame polished edges

30/04/2020

NEW! SOLO SCREENS - COVID 19 TOPPERS
• Tool-free installation 
• Compatible with AERO/COSY/LOOP/ECHO/TRIO/HALO
• Removable without trace
• 5mm clear perspex with flame polished edges

29/04/2020

I am delighted to announce that it is Rack’s intention to ‘re-open’ on Monday 4th May for ‘business as usual’.

 

Since ceasing production of office furniture products on Friday 3rd April in order to concentrate on the production of hospital beds, Rack has produced 3500 beds.

 

This has been a herculean team undertaking of which I am extremely proud, and my gratitude goes out to Rack’s entire workforce who, without exception, have stepped up and played their part at this time of national crisis.

 

However, I am delighted to have been recently advised (by people close to the heart of NHS procurement) that demand for emergency hospital beds is now expected to be at the lower end of the initial forecasts, and hence, orders have slowed as social distancing measures take effect.

 

In addition to this, and whilst cognisant that the lockdown has only just been extended, Rack’s directors are firmly of the opinion that the government will start to ease lockdown measures week commencing 11th May and that Rack should plan accordingly.

 

I am therefore pleased to confirm that, following fulfilment of Rack’s last order for hospital beds on Friday 24th April, the factory will be re-configured through W/C 27th April and gradually turned back over to the production of office furniture; with ‘full service’ being resumed the following week.

 

Consequently, if you have any queries about the status of orders placed prior to the lockdown, or new orders that you wish to discuss/place, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

We look forward to hearing from you soon.  Stay safe.

 

Richard Field

Managing Director

27/03/2020

COVID-19 UPDATE from Rack Systems

27/03/2020

Following a collapse in orders for office furniture components, it is no longer financially viable for Rack to remain open. Consequently, as of 5:00pm tonight Rack will progressively cease production of all office furniture related products and dedicate the company’s entire productive capacity to the manufacture of hospital beds required by the NHS for the emergency treatment of Covid-19 patients.

 

All outstanding orders scheduled for delivery next week will be completed and delivered as planned, however, thereafter the factory will be ‘closed’ until Monday 20th April, whereupon the directors will review the situation.

 

During this time all office staff will be redirected to other duties and the offices will effectively be shut. The three directors will be available on their mobiles and contactable by email, however, I would ask that you only contact us if your enquiry is absolutely ‘essential’, or to keep us updated us as to the status of your business.

 

The decision to ‘close’ the factory has not been taken lightly and we understand the implications this will potentially have on our customers businesses, however, in light of the national crisis posed by Covid 19 we would ask for your and understanding and forbearance at this time.

 

Stay safe and see you on the other side.

17/02/2020

New! Sollis Booth

 

Rack is pleased to launch the new Sollis Booth range. Designed as a response to the changing demand of the office furniture environment, sollis offers an unparalleled level of quality, value and craftsmanship; brought together into one simple, beautiful offering. Sollis can be specified as a high back booth, for occupancies of two, four and six; or as a high back sofa, in single, double and triple seat units and also as a range of workstations.

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For more information please contact sales@racksystems.co.uk

10/01/2020

New SALVAGNINI P2lean Panel Bender

To enhance Rack’s sheet metal working capabilities and capacity, and in line with Rack’s policy of continuous investment, Rack is pleased to announce it has taken delivery of Salvagnini P2 Lean panel bender.

This compact automated panel bender configures tooling and manipulates components automatically, thus greatly reducing setup times and improving overall productivity. The P2Lean also increases both the complexity and range of bend profiles Rack can now produce, thereby substantially expanding the design possibilities for future products.

Long coveted by Rack’s MD, ever since he first saw one 25 years ago, the Salvagnini’s arrival and commissioning represents the passing of another major milestone for the company.

22/08/2019

More good news.

 

Following Rack’s recent inclusion in the London Stock Exchange’s publication ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019’, Rack has now been notified that it has also achieved a respectable 85th place in the ‘Growth 100 Awards 2019’ for the Yorkshire region.......not bad for a company wholly dedicated to making desk legs !!

 

The senior management would like to thank all of Rack’s customers and suppliers for their custom and support over the years and without whom growth would have been impossible, however, they would particularly like to say an especially big thank you to everyone who works at Rack. It is their hard work and dedication that is being acknowledged in these reports and awards....... guys you should be very proud of yourselves.

 

Thank you to all concerned........now get back to work !!

13/08/2019

1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019

 

We are delighted to announce that Rack has been included in the publication ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019’.

 

Produced by The London Stock Exchange Group the report highlights and celebrates the importance of independent SME’s to the British economy and goes on to name the top performing companies within their Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Groupings.

 

To qualify companies must be registered and active within the UK and have revenues of between £6m - £250m. Investment vehicles and funds are excluded. Financial performance is based upon average annual turnover growth rates calculated over a three year period (based on four sets of accounts), with the calculations weighted to favour latest-year growth. Eligible companies are then separated into their SIC groupings and ranked to identify those companies that have most outperformed their sector averages.

 

Rack is delighted to have been included within this prestigious report and the senior management would like to thank everyone at Rack for their hard work and commitment over many years. It is their collective efforts and dedication that got Rack to where it is today. A big thank you to all concerned.

www.1000companies.com

30/07/2019

New! Splinta Sit High Bench

 

Rack is pleased to launch the new Splinta Sit High Bench. Available in either component form or as a whole bench, the Splinta Sit High Bench has been designed to suite with the existing range of Splinta Sit products; and to be used with the Splinta Poseur Connekt table system. With a choice of four upholstery styles: plain, plain with button top and the new sewn border top with optional buttons, the Splinta Sit High Bench makes the perfect addition to the Splinta Sit family of products. 

30/07/2019

New! Sewn Border Top for Splinta Sit products

 

Rack is pleased to launch a new style of upholstered seat pad, compatible with all of its Splinta Sit products. The new sewn border top has a decorative stitched border and allows a much broader range of fabrics to be used than before. Available with or without matching buttons, the new top makes a striking addition to the range and further enhances the Splinta Sit portfolio of products.

21/07/2019

New CLOOS Qirox Robotic Welding Cell

Rack is pleased to announce the installation and commissioning of its third robotic welding cell.

 

The new CLOOS Qirox Compact Cell 1.1 offers improved capabilities, performing both MIG and TIG welding, and will increase production capacity within the department. 

21/07/2019

Introducing the new Premium Flip Top Wear Strip

  • Specifically designed and engineered to improve the performance and aesthetics of the premium flip top table mechanism.

  • Installed in the factory, this new part replaces the adhesive strip providing a smoother  and more secure running surface for the sprung locking pin. 

28/04/2019

Sit Stand EV - Bom and Code Change

To improve the logistics of ordering, we are making some extensive changes to the Product Codes and Bills of Materials (BOMs) of our flagship EV Sit Stand Range.

This means you will have more control over specific components that you want and less likelihood of overlooking a part you really need (missing Fittings Kits should be a thing of the past!).

Please contact us (sales@racksystems.co.uk) for access to our updated Product Information Packs for eDesk EV and eBench EV, which now include the following:-

  • Product Code Updates

  • Component Price Adjustments (neutral overall cost change)

  • Appropriate changes to BOMs (Reckoner included to assist)

  • Optional New Top-hat Covers 

Request information.

28/04/2019

Sit Stand Screen Guide Launched

 

Rack is pleased to launch the Complete Sit Stand Screen Guide. This useful document now contains all information relating to the range of screen available for our Sit Stand benches.

  • Includes the New fully upholstered AERO screen, in new funky shapes

  • On AERO choose from Wave, Quad, Trap & Straight designs

  • Includes TRIO, HALO, LOOP, ECHO & COSY

  • Extended choice of Band Y stock fabrics available on COSY& AERO screens 

  • All screens work with the EV, KD & Lite Sit/Stand platforms with the appropriate bracketry

Request information.

08/04/2019

Due to continued expansion Rack Systems currently has vacancies for individuals with the following skills:

  • Welding

  • Sheet Metal Working

  • Upholstery / Sewing Skills

  • Powder Coating

  • Fork Lift Drivers

  • Shop-Floor Operatives (Packing)

Based in Kirkbymoorside and specialising in the design and manufacture of office furniture related products, Rack offers competitive rates of pay in a modern, clean and friendly working environment.

To apply online visit the Rack Systems website www.racksystems.co.uk or telephone us on 01751 432647 and ask to speak to Caylam.

30/01/2019

Aero Screen Range Launched

 

Rack is proud to introduce AERO. AERO is a perfectly designed range of contemporary, fully upholstered, fabric covered frameless screens, blending tradition and innovation at a highly competitive price, whilst remaining aesthetically clean & simple.

 

A combination of keen pricing, superior build quality and considered design ensures that AERO screens represent excellent value for money, whilst remaining appropriate for use within the widest range of office interiors.

Request information.

05/11/2018

New Website Launched!

Rack is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. Having been in the pipeline for some time, the new website has a fresher, cleaner look and now includes additional features and content. Image galleries have been updated, showing more of our capabilities and product offerings, as well as some new video content showing our purpose built factory complex. 

As well as the desktop site, we now have fully compatible mobile and tablet versions.

01/11/2018

Splinta Poseur Connekt Launched

 

Rack is pleased to announce the introduction of Splinta Poseur Connekt. Poseur Connekt is a sophisticated, modular, standing height meeting table system designed to facilitates the creation of both small or very large standing height meeting tables. Splinta Connekt is the latest addition to Rack’s successful Splinta range which marries the strength, stability and modularity of steel with the unique character of natural oak legs.

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18/07/2018

New Morbidelli CNC Delivered

To keep up with demand for Rack’s screening products and enhance Rack’s overall wooden panel machining capabilities, Rack is delighted to announce it has taken delivery of a second SCM/Morbidelli M100 5 axis CNC machine. 

This second machine doubles Rack’s panel processing capacity and thereby ensures that growing demand does not adversely affect Rack’s screen production lead times.

22/06/2018

Rack's Founder and Chairman Passes Away

Rack is very sad to announce the death of its founder and chairman Derek Field.

Derek founded Rack Systems Ltd in his mid fifties, following his retirement from the computer industry, and remained involved right up until shortly before his death from cancer on 23rd June 2018.

Under Derek’s stewardship Rack grew from a struggling start-up into a successful multi-million pound enterprise employing over 100 people.

Derek was intensely proud of his creation and mindful of his responsibilities and his business ethos and values continue to under-pin everything the management team does. 

09/04/2018

2nd Powder Plant Commissioned

After ‘years’ of planning and months of building work and disruption Rack is pleased to announce that it’s second online powder coating plant is now finally installed and fully operational. The new plant immediately doubles Rack’s powder coating capacity and increases flexibility with regards to colour changes and customer choice.

28/03/2018

Its official we are finally at Wits End!

 

The new road signs are up and so it is finally official, Rack is at Wits End !!

 

A little frivolity never hurt anyone!

17/12/2017

Moved into our new offices

 

This week Rack started moving into its new offices.......it would have happened sooner if it wasn’t for the metal-work suppliers crappy lead-time!! 

09/11/2017

New machinery being installed

The installation of new machinery has begun. The addition of a second Trumpf tube laser and Amada flat-bed laser with tower loading system will greatly enhance Rack’s overall capacity and once commissioned will allow Rack to decommission and move its other key pieces of machinery without adversely affecting production. The machinery moving process is scheduled to be concluded by Christmas at which point Rack’s new factory is anticipated to be fully operational.

08/10/2017

New factory handover!

Rack is pleased to announce that its’ new factory was officially handed over by the builder (Transcore) on time and on budget. This latest 25,000 sq ft addition paves the way for a host of new machines to be delivered, secures Rack’s future growth plans and means Rack’s factory complex now totals over 60,000 sq ft.

30/08/2017

New factory almost finished!

The new factory build is progressing well with handover scheduled for October as planned.

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