CMD receives the BSI Kitemark for its new product Rotasoc

19th February 2013

The Kitemark is a UK product and service quality certification mark which is owned and operated by The British Standards Institution (BSI Group).

The Kitemark is most frequently used to identify products where safety is paramount, and for CMD this is no exception. Rotasoc has been a trusted product since its original launch over a decade ago and even with its manufacturing base now established in its new home of Rotherham, it has just received Kitemark recognisation. Did you know that the Kitemark was originally conceived in 1903 as a symbol to identify products manufactured to meet British Standards' specifications. 'Kitemark' came from the kite shape of the graphic device which was drawn up an uppercase B (for British) on its back, over an S (for standard), enclosed by two lines and as such is likely to be among the oldest product marks in the world still in regular use. Investing in the manufacturing and distribution of Rotasoc (CMD) in Yorkshire will provide a major boost to the local Yorkshire economy, generating up to £1m of sales in its initial year, with a forecast of a further £2m within the next few years and bringing more skilled-jobs to the local area. CMD, a leading British electrical manufacturer for commercial buildings; recently placed as the highest South Yorkshire entrant on Insider's Growth 100, an annual ranking of Yorkshire's fastest growing companies, secured the license to manufacture and sell Rotasoc®, the under desk modular power distribution system, which features 360° rotatable socket from its rival competitor Legrand. Speaking about the strengths of Yorkshire, Steve Cole, CMD's Managing Director commented: -The electrical manufacturing heritage that gave us our current standing is at times underestimated in the UK and in fact it's about tilting the playing field for those sectors like manufacturing where we have real advantages built on long standing expertise and high quality delivery. The UK has a long, proud industrial heritage, and we still have a great many world-beating companies today'.  He continues   with 'we should not be shy about talking up our success stories maximising their potential to capture high-growth opportunities and the decision to manufacture Rotasoc at CMD is a mark of the confidence in the local skills and workforce we have'. About Rotasoc The three main product types; standard power, low noise power (clean earth) and dual power (standard and low noise together), means that Rotasoc can be used in a variety of environments including those where an uninterrupted power supply is critical.  And like CMD's Betatrak system, the Rotasoc modules are colour coded and designed to prevent the three product types from being mixed when additional modules are attached.  The in-feed modules can be safely connected to the power supply prior to workstation installation, allowing circuits to be electrically tested, signed off and carpets laid before installation is completed.  The 16A systems can also be upgraded to a 32A system by simply changing the in-feed module and supply cables to 32A. Call 01709 829511 or visit for further details  About CMD (previously Form Fittings Ltd, Powerplan Systems Ltd, DPG Ltd)  Specialists in power distribution throughout the workplace CMD, is a leading manufacturer of power distribution, ergonomics and lighting control solutions. Its power track, floor boxes, grommets/hives and desk modules as well as extensive range of ergonomics are installed in high specification offices around the world. + 44 (0) 1709 829511/ CMD Marketing Department 13 February 2013 Press Contacts: Jenny Bell CMD, Ian Thompson CMD, Matthew Mosses CMD,  

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