Climate change, are we doing enough?

How is R&B Industrial contributing to reducing the impact on the changing climate?


Climate change is rapidly becoming the most important single issue that has consequences for every living species on our planet and with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releasing their report in October 2018; its key message is that we have 12 years to limit global warming to not exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures. The observed increase for the decade 2006 to 2015 alone was 0.87°C. To do this, we must reach & sustain net zero anthropogenic emissions & quickly.

Given our species dependency of fossil fuels, this seems like an impossible task and it will take a communal effort not seen since the 2nd world war to stand any chance of succeeding.

R&B Industrial has long acknowledged the need to decarbonise our operations and be mindful of how we use our resources. In the past 5 years we have installed a 20kW/hr array of solar panels to our factory roof which generates more than our annual consumption of electricity. We have converted all of the factory and office lighting to ultra-efficient LEDs & fitted an efficient heat recovery ventilation system.

We are aware that this alone is not enough and are striving to identify other areas where we can save energy & reduce our material consumption.    solar panel office

Transport is our highest source of emission, so to address this, we are in the process of procuring a battery electric van. Four of our staff either walk, cycle or use electric vehicles to travel to work.

Our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions don’t stop at our premises. With the launch of our patented SmartAIR technology, we are now helping our customers to reduce their electricity consumption whilst maintaining the highest level of control of exposure to hazardous materials in the workplace. Many of these systems recover the initial cost within 2 years and are saving many megawatt/hrs of energy.

If you would like advice on how to reduce your Local Exhaust Ventilation’s or dust extraction system’s energy consumption whilst not compromising on its effectiveness, contact us on the above telephone number or email address.  

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Office opening times for the Christmas and New Year period!

Please find below our festive period opening times for our office:


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Festive Gift from us to you

Be Prepared this Christmas Holiday with our Discount Code!

As the Christmas holiday is near approaching and your winter shut down looms, why not prepare yourself and make a start in pre ordering your filters to guarantee enough delivery time.

R & B would like to spread the festivities and offer a discount code PREPARE4XMAS to help and encourage you to be organised for this busy time of year.

On ordering filters and dependant on which product you require, lead times could vary from a few days to a number of weeks.

Our expertise in this field can support in making the right choices in which product is best for your application.

We have a diverse range of filter medias available, each would benefit different processes to ensure the best outcome for you.

As a company we can offer competitive prices for the following types of filters:

-          Cartridge Filters

-          Panel Filters

-          HEPA Filters

-          Sock Filters

We are ready to take any enquiries you have. Email your details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01264 351844

W Exhibition Success!

We recently attended, for the first time, a National show for professionals in the joinery and furniture industry at the W Exhibition in Birmingham at the NEC.

After months of a collective effort from everyone here we were ready to travel from our central office in Hampshire, armed with smiles and copious amount of information on what we offer as R & B industrial and our SmartAIR® System.

With impressive stands from across the board we were excited to share the floor with the most prominent leaders of the industry to experienced tradesmen for us to share our growing knowledge in dust and fume extraction systems.

As our SmartAIR® is a new product we were really pleased to share the benefits with the attendees. This newly designed system offers numerous advantages which include; guaranteed control of airflow to be extracted, maximising efficiency and ensuring optimum control of exposure to hazardous substances. With fantastic results in being cost effective – reducing your energy costs per annum up to 50% of the installed system price. SmartAIR® has grown to be an award-winning success and has previously been a finalist in the CIBSE ‘Energy Efficient Product or Innovation’ award and also won the Innovation award for SHAPA in 2018.

Overall it was a great experience to showcase our developed products and to network with new and existing business contacts. We were also delighted to be selected as one of the finalists for the Elements of Innovation Award this year for the system, with great competition from the other selected qualifiers.

Overall it was a great experience to showcase our developed products and to network with new and existing business contacts!

SmartAIR® Shortlisted for Industry Award

This week we were lucky enough to find out we have been selected to be finalists for the Elements of Innovation Award, which is taking place at this year’s W Exhibition at the end of the Month 30th September to 3rd October 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham.

This is an exciting opportunity for everyone at R&B, bringing our developed SmartAIR® System to another higher acknowledgment throughout the industry.

The Elements of Innovation Award provides a chance for new revolutionary products on the market to be showcased and be judged by a carefully selected panel who specialise in key areas of the furniture, design and manufacturing trade.

The finalists will have a chance in winning an esteemed Gold, Silver and Bronze award who will form the first winners of this new and fast-growing recognition.

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