SHAWBURY, England (23rd March 2012) — Smithers Rapra has announced a membership initiative that enables European clients with business interests in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites to access the company’s scientific and information products and services at preferred rates.
The initiative is a direct result of the acquisition of Pira International late in 2010. Pira has operated high value added membership services since its inception in 1930 Bringing together these membership management skills with Smithers Rapra research and testing capabilities creates a very powerful offering for clients in the polymer, plastics and rubber industries.
“We are always striving to form deeper long-term relationships with our clients. Smithers Rapra membership offers an excellent way to build closer relationships and bring our clients a more comprehensive package of services,” said Michael Hochschwender, President and CEO of The Smithers Group.
Smithers Rapra members will receive an assortment of benefits, including free technical consultancy, discounted testing and access to the more than 1 million research abstracts housed in the Polymer Library. Several major companies have already joined the membership programme.
For details of the programme, visit www.rapra.net/membership.