Company Ferrand & Frantz
Our first modern overhead crane
Nuclear reactor core loading gantry, Marcoule COGEMA
Destined for a promising future activity
REEL takes to the air
First refuelling machine
Spreading across the world
Diversification of know-hows
50th anniversary of REEL
Finishing and tests workstations for the A380, the giant of the skies
Offshore oil & gas
Together Towards Performance
We are ready!
We are ready.
2016 saw the 70th anniversary of Reel. 70 Years of innovation, know-how
and unique experience for your valuable projects.
REEL UK LIMITED
Platts Rd, Amblecote, Stourbridge
West Midlands DY8 4YR.
+44 (0) 1384 370318
Reel UK Limited, Suite 410 @ 401, Faraday Street,
Warrington WA3 6GA.
The company had written its history with the company Ferrand & Frantz which was built with Charles Frantz, founder of REEL and Pierre Ferrand.
The first seeds of innovation were sown by the completion of the first modern overhead crane to be commercialised under the REEL brand. “Rationnel Economique Esthétique Léger” – Rational, Economic, Elegant, Light
As this new source of energy becomes ‘REAL’ a new industry is born, the nuclear age opens new horizons for REEL in the future, with the completion of a loading gantry for an experimental reactor in Marcoule.
With the expansion of equipment for the nuclear industry, the creation of a maintenance activity becomes top priority, an activity which will, one day, become one of the company’s key selling points.
With the appearance of wide-bodied airplanes, REEL starts providing state- of-the-art maintenance equipment, suspended work platforms, mobile docks, etc. Making time savings of nearly 40% on aircraft maintenance operations.
With the completion of its first refuelling machine, REEL can truly be said to have entered the nuclear age.
The globalisation of the REEL Nuclear Division, with the supply of mast cranes for a Storage Centre in Sweden.
The market share held by standard equipment drops to a minimum, in comparison with the market for made-to-measure, automated, specialised equipment. The various know hows across the company undergo evolution.
REEL’s 50th birthday witnesses the globalisation of REEL, with an initial acquisition of COH, followed by NNSC. REEL multiplies its sites across the world, whilst remaining attached to its origins
REEL confirms its position to aeronautics constructors companies by completing three finishing & tests workstations for the A380.
REEL makes its mark on a new market through the integration of Imeca, a notable supplier in the pipeline laying market.
ALESA completes our expertise in the aluminium sector, along with NKM NOELL Special Cranes.
Perseverance, passion, commitment, a thirst for knowledge, listening... The human values that have forged the identity of our group and constitute our strength enable us to work hand-in-hand with industrial companies across the world.