CMD Celebrates 30 Years of successful growth in Rotherham

21st March 2014

LEADING South Yorkshire office solutions company CMD is celebrating its 30th Anniversary throughout 2014.

The Rotherham based company provides the technology to enhance workspaces; creating productive working environments with well-designed accessories and ergonomic solutions to 21st century technology challenges. CMD, who specialise in the design of ergonomic monitor arms, cable management solutions, energy management, power modules and office lighting control solutions, has a worldwide market. Established in Rotherham in 1984 and the subject of a management buyout in 2008, the company now turnsover £16m, employing over 170 people, and is proud of its roots in the town and the way in which it has continued to grow and prosper through the recession. CMD is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified, the globally recognised quality standards awarded to companies that meet a high standard for their internal business solutions and who meet and exceed environmental legislation and regulations. They also have many of their products certified by the British Standards Institution. CMD continues wherever possible to source local materials and expertise 72% of its suppliers are UK based companies, and only 12% of its purchasing goes outside the EU. As all its manufacture is carried out from its factory on the Eastwood Trading Estate in Rotherham, it does not depend on imports, so can offer an improved turnaround times for its clients. In addition to its Rotherham base, the company has a state-of-the-art showroom in Clerkenwell, London, along with an on-site design studio to provide a quick response to all client requirements and aid them in visualising what might be possible using the range of CMD products. With an increasing demand for its products internationally, the company now has distributors across the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Ireland. The past few months alone have seen CMD shortlisted for the Made In Sheffield and Sheffield Business awards, and it has also been Highly Commended in the Most Innovative Power Product category of the Electrical Times Awards. CMD were also one of the highest entrants in the Yorkshire Insider Growth 100 for 2012. In its 30th Anniversary year there are plans for celebration events in both Rotherham and London, reflecting the way CMD has continued to grow despite the economic crisis of the past few years. 'CMD is a market driven company that encourages and values the feedback provided by customers,' said Managing Director Steve Cole. CMD are already holders of the prestigious Made in Sheffield award which is recognised internationally as a mark of origin and quality, and, have recently been re-shortlisted for this and the Sheffield Business awards. They have also been named as Highly Commended in the Most Innovative Power Product category of the Electrical Times Awards. 'We are delighted to now be able to say that we have been trading successfully in the UK for 30 years. I put this down to constantly reading the market and adapting our products accordingly, alongside utilising the manufacturing skills and experience of people who live in and around our local community. We have proved this is a powerful combination!' 'The lessons we have learnt over the years have helped us to create a 'can do' culture supported by clearly defined vision and values, and a single promise to place our customers, our colleagues and our business at the heart of everything we do.' ​

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