Rumney Crane and Engineering Ltd was formed in April 1994 by the purchase of assets of Rumney Engineering, this company having gone into receivership in August 1993. A consortium of managers, employees and customers of the former company raised the funding of the purchase. The Group now has over 110 employees and a turnover of £8 million for the last financial year. Group activities incorporate the design, manufacture and installation of equipment for the steel industry, including electric overhead travelling cranes and upgrade of container cranes for ports around the World.
Since then, the new business has gone from strength to strength, purchasing the assets of Neil UK and John Curran Ltd in 1996. At this time, Neil UK became a division of Rumney Crane and Engineering whilst John Curran Ltd became the manufacturing division of the group. This has enabled Rumney’s capabilities to be augmented by John Curran Ltd’s ISO9001 accreditation, as well as its experienced workforce of machinists, fabricators, welders and electricians. Currently, this part of the company designs and manufactures aero engine test facilities and other equipment for the aerospace and defence sectors. During 1998, a new company – Rumney Engineering Waterford – was formed and offices established to enable the group to carry out work in Ireland. Despite these changes, both Rumney and Neil UK continue to operate and develop their own markets.