Introducing Cemkem…The Home of Lithkem – the novel Lithium Carbonate replacement

Cemkem are manufacturers and distributors of additives for the dry bagged mortar and other cementitious industries. Operating from a purpose built 25,000 sqft building in Bury we, blend, bag, sachet and palletise dry admixtures for mortars and screeds.

 

 

Introducing Rakem…

Rakem Ltd, founded in 1996, is an agent and distributor for manufacturers who supply specialty raw material to the paper, coating, plastics, textile fibres, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

 

 

 

INTRODUCING MAKER INDUSTRIAL…

Maker Industrial is a toll manufacturer and custom blending operation, based in Bury, Lancashire. It specialises in the manufacture and packaging of water based pigmented solutions for paper, paint, adhesive and construction markets.

 

 

 

Manufacturers and distributors of additives for the dry bagged mortar and other cementitious industries.

 

 

Rakem Ltd, founded in 1996, is an agent and distributor for manufacturers who supply specialty raw material to the paper, coating, plastics, textile fibres, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

 

 

Maker Industrial is a toll manufacturer and custom blending operation, based in Bury, Lancashire. It specialises in the manufacture and packaging of water based pigmented solutions for the paper, paint, adhesive & construction markets.

About The Rakem Group

The Rakem Group comprises of three companies: Maker, Cemkem and Rakem Core Chemicals.

Rakem Ltd was founded in 1996, as an agent and distributor for manufacturers who supply specialty raw material to the paper, coatings, plastics, and textile fibers, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. It has quickly expanded into three companies, now also specialising in cement additives and custom toll manufacturing. 

It remains a family run business and, with over 100 years of combined experience, we are proud to offer customers tailor made advice and expertise.

It is our mission to be the business that treats customers, staff and shareholders with equal respect. It is our vision to be the number one choice for the customer and potential customer.

About The Rakem Group

The Rakem Group comprises of three companies: Maker, Cemkem and Rakem Core Chemicals.

Rakem Ltd was founded in 1996, as an agent and distributor for manufacturers who supply specialty raw material to the paper, coatings, plastics, and textile fibers, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. It has quickly expanded into three companies, now also specialising in cement additives and custom toll manufacturing. 

It remains a family run business and, with over 100 years of combined experience, we are proud to offer customers tailor made advice and expertise.

It is our mission to be the business that treats customers, staff and shareholders with equal respect. It is our vision to be the number one choice for the customer and potential customer.

Brexit Statement

The Rakem Group is a key supplier to many industries. We play a significant role in chemical processing, paint industry, textile fibres, paper, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, inks, cement industry amongst many others.

The majority of our products are produced in the UK for UK customers. Where we do import products and raw materials from mainland Europe and non-EU countries, it is via a well-established process and robust supply chain. We have a number of workstreams considering the various Brexit scenarios and looking at alternative supply options and associated contingency measures to ensure that we will be prepared. We have, in the main, always held and continue to hold significant levels of stock on site and do not work to just-in-time processes. Our relationship and experience with our EU and non-EU suppliers is very longstanding and it is this know-how and capability which will stand us in good stead.

We do not expect that shipping to the UK in a post-Brexit scenario would be significantly more challenging than what is required today when shipping from non-EU countries. However, we are working on plans to mitigate any potential delays in customs clearance when importing products from European countries after Brexit.

The government is currently advising that in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, all goods imported from the EU will be subject to the same requirements as third country goods, including the payment of duty.  The government will determine and publish the new duty rates prior to leaving the EU.  

As the majority of our products are produced and used in the UK, the associated impact of any additional costs related to the payment of tariffs/duties should only impact a relatively small number of our products. However, it will affect the market pricing of some products and the Rakem Group will also need to consider the effect of any exchange rate movements if there is a ‘no deal’ outcome.

Given our focus on UK production and supply, the Rakem Group is likely to be minimally affected by any changes to Freedom of People movement across UK borders that may occur as a result of Brexit. 

We understand that many customers have concerns. We will continue to review our position as more information is provided by the Government. 

At this stage there is no need to change your normal ordering pattern. If this advice changes we will inform you directly. 

Call us on: 0161 762 0044

Our Head Office and distribution facility is located in Manchester, United Kingdom. From this central location we also can provide make down facilities for slurries and blended products.

Visit us:

The Rakem Group Limited, Peel House, Wellington St, Bury, BL8 2BD.

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