Our Business Year 2018 at a Glance
Sissach, Switzerland, December 2018 – R&S is looking back on a successful year filled with many challenges and opportunities. Our comprehensive group portfolio has been extended, for example with special cast resin transformers for railway applications and DC disconnectors. New geographical markets were explored, such as the Nordics and parts of Asia. Furthermore, our market position in some key domestic markets could be strengthened due to the award of a number of important projects, one of which being the supply of 54 power transformers to the largest Polish network operator Tauron Dystrybucja.
Many more projects all around the world have kept us busy as well. For instance, the supply of high current connectors for Chinese high-speed trains or cast resin transformers for the Qatari infrastructure for the World Cup 2022. A special highlight was the «Supplier Award 2018», which Tesar was honored with from our key customer Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
2018 was also a year of change in all our companies. New and motivated people joined the R&S family with fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Team spirit and project work have significantly increased across the R&S Group which has lead to positive synergies, experience exchange and the further implementation of best practices. R&S has become a dynamic learning organization full of energy and embodied by a collaborative work climate.
The numerous exhibitions and events throughout 2018 were excellent platforms for our business experts to meet and connect with customers and partners. “Strong relationships and regular contacts with our customers and business partners are the kernel of our success”, says Mike Lauper, CEO R&S Group. “We look very much forward to some great events in 2019, amongst which include the Middle East Electricity in Dubai and the Hannover Fair in Germany. Even more important will be a tailored follow up on addressed customer needs and expectations with personal discussions and tailored solutions”.
Overall, 2018 was a successful year for R&S. The Group’s Management would like to express its sincere appreciation to all of our employees and partners who have helped shape our businesses.
R&S wishes everybody a peaceful and relaxing Festive Season and a perfect start in 2019. The companies are looking forward to another exciting and prosperous 2019 in close partnership with all our stakeholders.
R&S is a leading provider in selected niche markets for power products. With manufacturing facilities and offices in Europe and the Middle East as well as a wide partner network globally, the R&S Group offers distribution and power transformers, high and ultra-high voltage switching devices as well as certain products for railway electrification and high current connectors.