Over more than 80 years MK Electric has developed some of the most important products in domestic electrics. A commitment to innovation, safety and high-end design remains at the heart of MK Electric's philosophy, something which is evident in Rapid's range of MK high quality switches, sockets and other electrical accessories.
Today MK Electric are market leaders, manufacturing and supplying circuit protection, wiring devices, cable management and datacoms products to global customers. MK Electric's products are suitable for domestic, commercial and industrial applications. They are highly regarded by electrical professionals, and those in the architectural and design sectors.
Rapid stock around 80 MK lines - including mains plugs, circuit breakers, consumer units, domestic mains units, junction boxes, specialist switches, lamp holder and pendant sets. The MK range is a byword for durability, strength and quality, and domestic and commercial customers ordering MK Electric products from Rapid do so with a guarantee of safety and reliability.
The roots of MK Electric date back to 1912, when Charles Arnold and Charles Belling formed their first business venture, Belling and Company. In 1919, Arnold and Belling began to develop electrical equipment which they realised would require high rated switches and sockets in order to function efficiently. Their first great design was the Multy Kontact spring grip socket, which sparked a revolution in the electrical industry and inspired a change of name for the company.
Later innovations included the first shuttered switch, the Alternating Current ceiling switch and the wall mounted light switch. MK developed a reputation for leading and responding to change in the electrical industry, and were often the first company to launch products that conformed to new British Standards.