History

Our story so far...

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Tamlex

The very first manufacturing facility opens in Halesfield, Telford

1969

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1974

RPP is established as a specialist wiring accessory manufacturer

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Centaur

Production and development of extruded uPVC conduit and trunking systems continues to expand

1981

Centaur
Centaur bankable CUs

1986

Patent application is approved for the new generation of bankable DIN type consumer units

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Centaur

Centaur move to their new 50,000 sqft factory in Redditch

1987

Proteus
Consumer Factory - catalogue

1988

Proteus Industrial Division (Telford) and Proteus Consumer Unit Division (Redditch) are established in two new factories

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Proteus

Manufacture of miniature circuit breakers begins in Redditch, this being the most technically challenging project ever undertaken by the company

1994

Tamlex
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1997

Fully automated and bespoke production lines are built for the manufacture of switch and socket boxes in Telford

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Proteus

The new 100A Type A RCD conforming and tested to BSEN61008 is designed and developed by the R&D team

1999

Proteus
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2000

Proteus Industrial design and develop the new PRO2000 LV switchboard which is entirely manufactured and assembled at their Telford site

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Tamlex

High speed fully automated rolling lines installed at Tamlex producing both cable trunking and cable tray

2004

Proteus
PC

2008

The Industrial Division in Telford Invest in a new state of the art powder coating paint plant

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Centaur

A new extrusion line is installed and commissioned as part of a comprehensive plant & equipment upgrade programme

2010

1. M2 Logo - Red
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2012

M2 launch their XS range of consumer units incorporating the unique patented dual terminal isolator

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Tamlex

Installation of a new CNC punching machine enabling greater flexibility along with increased speed and efficiency

2013

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2014

Centaur design the meridian mid range, 3 compartment trunking system

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1. M2 Logo - Red

The M2 Decorative range of wiring accessories is released, available in 5 different plate finishes

2015

Tamlex
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2016

Tamlex add a new 3m CNC brake press utilising the industries latest steel bending technology

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M2 begin a two year project to research and develop a range of arc fault detection devices

2017

Proteus
Amada CNC Laser machine

2019

Proteus Industrial install a high speed CNC laser machine to meet the increasing demand for steel components

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Centaur

Centaur commission an extensive upgrade to their onsite uPVC compounding and mixing facility

2020

1. M2 Logo - Red
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2021

M2 release their Contemporary premium quality stainless steel face plates with a full range of traditional grid inserts

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Proteus EV is made with a extensive range of products for the consumer division and the industrial with O-PEN technology

2022

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2023

M2 & RPP combine to bring new ranges and new packaging under one brand.