The Rack Group name may have been born in 2002, but our work history, and love of all things racking, goes back to the 1980s...

BSB Erections Team

BSB Erections is created

BSB Erections is created by founders Len Batty, Phil Smith and Brian Bellwood

Racking Installations

Racking installations

The team offer racking installation services, including installations of Dexion racking.

Projects Overseas

Projects overseas

The company completes its first installation project outside of the UK, in Holland

The Rack Group Logo Our Story

The Rack Group is born

The company changes its name to The Rack Group to reflect the full range of services

Relocation Our Story


The Rack Group moves to Carlton Industrial Estate and develops inspections side of the business, working for companies such as Asda and Britvic Soft Drinks

Rack Armour Logo Our Story

Rack Armour is invented

Rack Armour is designed and patented in the UK

NVQ Training

A new NVQ

The team develops an NVQ to improve standards within the racking installation industry

Rack Group Worldwide Patents Our Story

Worldwide patents

Rack Armour patent extends throughout the world and is now manufactured in USA and Australia

IWS Group Logo Our Story

IWS Group Family

The Rack Group is acquired by IWS Group, a growing network of manufacturers and service providers for the world’s industrial sectors

Rack Group New MD Stuart Ovington

New Managing Director

Stuart Ovington becomes MD of The Rack Group to drive the business forward and grow its international presence

Rack Group Real Living Wage Employer

Living Wage Employer

Rack Group commits to paying all staff the Real Living Wage as a minimum.