REMA Membership Information
What does REMA stand for?
REMA stands for the Retroreflective Equipment Manufacturers Association.
What is REMA?
We are the trade association for manufacturers of retroreflective and light emitting traffic safety products used mainly on the highway, but also to be found, for example, at airports, industrial sites and sports facilities. Associate membership is available for those providing a technical service to full members.
Why should I Join REMA?
REMA has been established for more than 40 years and is recognised by most official bodies as the representative organization for a variety of retroreflective products. Compliance with product standards and regulations is of course a pre-requisite of REMA membership and the Association’s reputation is therefore accepted as an indicator of the assured quality of its members’ products that can be used advantageously in marketing those products.
REMA’s members maintain a level of input and feedback relating to the European standards that they could not have achieved as individual commercial companies. Representation on BSI technical committees is generally only open to professional bodies and trade associations and much the same applies to the DfT, HE and BSI who prefer to consult with representative organizations rather than with individual companies having narrower commercial perspectives.
What else does REMA do?
We promote the products and services of our members through the Association’s website, by exhibiting at national events and via social Media. In particular, REMA exhibits at Traffex (where for the past three events it has created the retroreflective feature area), at Seeing is Believing (SIB) and previously at the Emergency Services show. We also lobby national organisations on behalf of our members on issues pertinent to them.
We have seats on and regularly contribute to, BSI committees B509, B509/2, B509/3, B509/10, PH/03, PH/03/02, PH/03/07, CEN European Standards Committees and their related Task Groups. We also contribute to peer reviews on technical standards, advice and guidance produced by central government.
We ensure that products sold in the UK comply with European requirements and are not misrepresented to the disadvantage of REMA members.
This summary does not cover every aspect of REMA’s operations but it will hopefully give an overview of how it works and the advantages of membership. For more please visit our website www.rema.org.uk
If there are any aspects of membership that you would like to discuss further you are most welcome to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0)7764 882193
Full Membership of REMA is available to companies, firms, partnerships, sole proprietorships and persons engaged in the manufacture of road and other safety products used for occupational purposes and which incorporate retroreflective surfaces or devices and their supply within the EU.
Associate Membership of REMA is available to companies, firms, partnerships, sole proprietorships and persons engaged, within the EU, in the manufacture or supply of raw materials used in the manufacture of road and other safety products used for occupational purposes and which incorporate retroreflective surfaces or devices, also providers of specialist design or consultancy services, or of equipment, which may aid their manufacture, installation or maintenance.
* Please note that these details are guidelines only and you should refer to the REMA Constitution for full information concerning membership.
The current costs for Membership are as follows:
Full Members £750 p.a.
Associate Members £250 p.a.
Joining Fee £100 (once only)
Subcommittees £250 each (each applicant is entitled to free membership of Q&D and one other subcommittee)
Maximum annual cost, excluding joining fee, £1500.
Further information can be obtained from the REMA secretary:
19 Teg Down Meads
Tel:(44) 07764 882193
Email: Andy Pledge