R&B Switchgear Services has been awarded the Okken licence by Schneider Electric. R&B is one of three Schneider partners in the UK to have been awarded the licence, enabling them to manufacture bespoke equipment for sites running critical processes.

The Okken LV switchboard incorporates safety and protection systems, guaranteeing a safer operation and reduced maintenance costs.

The new licence will allow R&B to double the amount of work they do in the nuclear and power sectors, leading to a 20% increase in turnover.

Speaking of the license, managing director, Mark Beswick, said, “The achievement of receiving this licence is testament to the unwavering dedication of the entire team and our technical expertise.

“The Okken system is at the cutting edge of technology and will enable us to expand our portfolio of services and branch out into new sectors. In a market dominated by large multi-national organisations, it’s imperative that we’re able to incorporate the latest technological developments into the design of our products.”