About Us

Industry Leading Mixing Technology

Since 1969 Rapid has pioneered game changing mixing technology. Recognised as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of equipment for the concrete, construction and environmental industries, Rapid is the manufacturer of choice for many of the major global concrete and construction groups.

Home Grown Success to Global Leader

Craigavon Engineering (Rapid) was established in 1969  by the late Robert (Bertie) Pickering and Jim Lappin. The company originally manufactured agricultural equipment out of a humble domestic garage, not more than 7m x 4m.  Later in the early 1970’s, Craigavon Engineering moved into larger premises and diversified into the manufacturing of plant and equipment for the ready mixed and pre cast concrete industries.

On commencement of exporting in 1984, the Craigavon Engineering name was dropped and the company became known as ‘Rapid’.

Today, with a presence in more than twenty countries worldwide via an ever expanding international dealer network, Rapid is a trusted partner to a wide variety of customers ranging from multinational construction groups to small concrete producers.

Helpful

We really care about our customers, ensuring that their feedback is heard and acted upon. We’re proud to develop products that are driven by the needs of our customers, products that don’t overpromise and under deliver.

High-Tech

We’re always at the cutting edge of design, Rapid’s products are designed by our team of highly qualified engineers using the latest 3d design software. We’re never happier than when we’re innovating. It’s our goal to make great products, using premium in house equipment, that delivers on its promises.

Heroic

We go the extra mile before and after your purchase. With a service and support team of highly qualified technical operatives and service engineers, we will ensure that all your after sales requirements are met with total professionalism and quality. We carry a large stock of all our Rapid genuine spare parts and can offer a same day dispatch on most items.

The Right Tools for the Job

Each machine is produced in our 50,000 square foot purpose built factory. We take great pride in our manufacturing capabilities, which incorporates lean manufacturing, and have the latest equipment, including:

·         Kaltenbach KBS620 DG/T Drill & Saw Line
·         Esab Suprarex SXE-P 3500 Plasma
·         Ermaksan HGD3100X13 Guillotine
·         LVD PPEB 220 Press
·         Excel AHS30/04 Plate Rolls
·         Akyapak APK100 Section Rolls
·         Colchester Combi K2 Lathe
·         Colchester Combi 4000 Lathe
·         Richmond VMC1020 Mill
·         Hodge Clemo shot-blasting room and Dalby paint booth

We only use high quality components from internationally recognised brands. This ensures we have a strong international network of distributors, reducing lead times and offering superior customer support. As required by the ‘Construction Products Regulation (CPR)’, Rapid has achieved CE Certification for Structural Steel (BS EN 1090-1).

Key Facts

50,000 SQ FT

MANUFACTURING
FACILITY

46

YEARS OF INDUSTRY LEADING
MIXING TECHNOLOGY

30

EXPORT MARKETS
WORLDWIDE

100%

GREEN ENERGY
POWERED FACILITY

1000

INSTALLATIONS
WORLDWIDE