Storage Equipment Manufactures' Association

Clients should demand only the best of products and service from their storage equipment suppliers.

The Redditch Partitions & Storage Co. Ltd., takes the issues of product quality, integrity and safety in use very seriously. To reinforce our commitment were an active member of the Storage and Handling Equipment Distributors Association (SHEDA) since the organisations inception in the early 1980’s.

After nearly 30 years as an independent organisation, SHEDA merged with the Storage Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (SEMA) the British trade association of the storage equipment industry. SEMA is committed to promoting and extending the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied by its members.

The SEMA Distributor Group (SDG) was launched in September 2011 to bring together distributor members of the storage industry who want to, collectively, raise standards. Qualifying companies are eligible to be appointed as a SEMA Distributor Company (SDC). SDC membership indicates that the distributor is dedicated to the supply of quality storage equipment. The company must demonstrate a high level of commitment to safety standards, work to industry codes of practice and will be regulated by a random audit.

Statement – Luke J. Egan – Managing Director - The Redditch Partitions & Storage Co. Ltd

"We want our clients to know that there is a clear distinction between SDG members and the rest of the storage distributor industry. SDG accredited members are investing both financially and with their time to promote and adhere to the best levels of service and quality.

It is an old cliché but never more true. Our members are only as good as our suppliers. Together our group will use its collective influence to create better dialogue with manufacturers on service issues.

Clients deserve only the best of products and service from their storage equipment suppliers and we are passionate about raising standards."

About the Storage Equipment Manufacturers' Association.

SEMA is the British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry. An organisation committed to promoting and extending the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied by its members.

The aims of the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association are to:

  1. Consider everything relevant to the Storage Equipment Industry.
  2. Benefit the industry through the distribution of technical advice and information on trading opportunities.
  3. Establish and publish technical standards for all types of storage equipment.
  4. Represent the Storage Equipment Industry in discussions with UK Government departments and Local Authorities. SEMA is a Member of the British Materials Handling Federation (BMHF) and actively influences the Federation Europeene De La Manutention (FEM Section X, the European Handling Industries Federation which seeks to establish common policies, particularly technical, amongst national storage equipment associations.
  5. Ensure that standards adopted by public and professional bodies are in accordance with the interests of the Industry.
  6. Encourage co-operation between our individual members.
  7. Maintain, above all else, the integrity of the Association.

Quality Assurance

  1. Every Member of SEMA has achieved or is committed to achieving certification to BS EN ISO 9000 in interface with a Quality Assessment Schedule (QAS 2000) dealing with the specific requirements of design, manufacture and installation of the principal products supplied by the Association Members.
  2. QAS 2000, developed in conjunction with BSI and other leading authorities and organisations from the storage industry (including designers, manufacturers, distributors and regulatory bodies), specifies the relevant codes of practice and standards for the industry.
  3. The documentation and regular assessment required for compliance with QAS 2000 assures the provision of a QUALITY product or system designed, produced and delivered in a systematic and well-managed way.
  4. Benefits to the customer are:
  5. Quality storage equipment products and systems that meet customers' requirements.
  6. Products designed and tested to recognised and approved standards.
  7. Consistent level of product quality and supply.
  8. Storage products designed, manufactured and installed in accordance with recognised safety standards.
  9. Products designed, manufactured. and installed in accordance with a system that is subject to a third party assessment.
  10. Increased customer/operator confidence in products/systems supplied.