Rapid International: From home grown success to global leader
Craigavon Engineering (Rapid) was established in 1969 by the late Robert (Bertie) Pickering and Jim Lappin. The company originally manufactured agricultural equipment out of a humble domestic garage, not more than 7m x 4m. Later in the early 1970’s, Craigavon Engineering moved into larger premises and diversified into the manufacturing of plant and equipment for the ready mixed and precast concrete industries.
On commencement of exporting in 1984, Craigavon Engineering changed its name to ‘Rapid’.
Today, with a presence in more than twenty countries worldwide via a wide-reaching international dealer network, Rapid is a trusted partner to a variety of customers ranging from multinational construction groups to small concrete producers.
In 2019, the Rapid family expanded to include Rapid Power Generation and Rapid Truck Mixers.
Rapid Power Generation Ltd, formerly A1 Power Systems Ltd, manufacture generating sets from 10Kva – 2500Kva, at Rapid’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. With over 30 years of knowledge and experience in the world of diesel power generation, Rapid Power Generation cover all aspects of the generator industry.
Rapid Truck Mixers Ltd are suppliers of premium lightweight truck mixers. Using only the highest quality corrosive-resistant steel, Rapid truck mixers are ideal for both high and low slump concretes. Rapid truck mixers are manufactured using high quality componentry from premium brands such as, ZF, Bosch-Rexroth and Arcelor Mittal. A wide range of models and sizes are available.