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COVER STORY COMPREHENSIVE CABLING Marco’s wide range of range of cable management solutions have recently met the exact specification of an industrial conversion in Camberley. T hrough an ongoing drive to innovate and stay one step ahead of market demand, Marco has developed and today manufactures a complete and comprehensive product range. Customers are now able to meet all of their cable containment needs through Marco, including supporting accessories. The conversion of a vast 15,000 sqft industrial unit in Camberley for a pharmaceutical manufacturing business has seen contractor Jonathan Jones Electrical Services utilise a complete range of Marco’s cable containment products. Marco area sales manager, Luke Kellaher, has worked closely alongside JJES director, Jon Jones, during design and installation to ensure the exact specification was met and supplied. “We have worked with JJES on several schemes, however, this was the largest and perhaps most complex to-date,” says Luke. The warehouse was previously empty and required a full programme of works to convert the unit into a high-tech facility for the new tenant, Microgen Bioproducts. “With a two-storey office at the front of the building, the remaining space was to be converted into units with suspended ceilings and LED lighting throughout. “JJES has utilised Marco Elite 3 in all offices and labs with additional dado trunking in the offices at skirting height. Power poles were used in the centre of the laboratory space providing connectivity at a central point for the various work units. A further Marco specification, via the firm’s bench trunking, offered the perfect solution for all desktop cable containment. “Marco’s steel wire cable tray has also been utilised throughout, providing housing for both power and data cables. The contractor used a range of supporting accessories including brackets and quick- fit accessories. In total JJES used nearly 500m of steel wire cable tray and over 350m of uPVC trunking.” The 13-week project was delivered successfully, on time and within budget, providing a high-tech facility in terms of aesthetics and functionality. Jon Jones led the contracting team. He added, “I’ve been using Marco products at JJES for well over 10 years, having recognised the value from a very early stage. “There are several benefits of working with Marco, ranging from delivery – all products arrive on site within two days – to the standard and quality of the products themselves. “During this project, the products have been delivered on-site in phases, which helps us in terms of cash-flow, whilst also ensuring the site team are able to work in “Customers are now able to meet all of their cable containment needs through Marco, including supporting accessories.” a clean environment, without unnecessary obstacles in their way. We’re also able to source all of our cable containment needs from under one roof with Marco, guaranteeing a full specification in terms of both steel wire cable tray and uPVC trunking. “Both myself and the guys on-site undoubtedly prefer working with the Marco products. We particularly like the Elite 3 which offers greater data capacity and deeper bends than competitor products, which is particularly useful when walls aren’t flush. Having been a user of Marco products for some time, it’s great to see their product range grow as they continue to adapt to a changing market. The use of ancillary products and accessories speeds up the installation process through time efficiency and ease of use. I also believe their products to be great value and are cost effective. “The final benefit for us is the back- office support, we know that we are only ever a phone call away if we need to discuss an issue or secure more products under fairly quick timescales. For us, Marco is undoubtedly our cable containment supplier of choice. As a modern, customer facing business, they deliver at every level.” For further information, visit www.marcocm.com 16 | November2017 The conversion of a 15,000 sqft industrial unit in Camberley utilised a complete range of Marco’s cable containment products