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Rubix donates PPE to frontline healthcare workers

Coronavirus has driven demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) to unprecedented levels. With supply chains under pressure, healthcare services across Europe have not been able to access essential PPE through the usual channels. We recognise and celebrate the exceptional effort and personal sacrifices of healthcare workers across Europe, and we are pleased that we can

Rubix Germany completes Gondrom acquisition

On 30 April, Rubix Germany completed the acquisition of Walter Gondrom GmbH & Co. KG, based in Cologne, and the affiliated companies of the Gondrom Group. We announced that we had signed a preliminary agreement to acquire the business on 3 March. The acquisition is in line with the Group’s M&A strategy and develops our

Twenty-four hours to help produce medical ventilators

Within just 24 hours we designed a solution to produce critical components for ventilators and manufactured the bespoke cutting tool inserts. The UK’s national health service has asked manufacturing businesses to help meet the urgent demand for ventilators. Precision engineering business Nasmyth Group called Matrix (acquired in December 2018) on Monday morning – 30 March

Making our scale count for European manufacturing

When it comes to maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), the needs of European manufacturers are multiple and complex. Many of our largest customers have agreed framework contracts with us because they believe this is best way to fulfil those needs – last year we more than doubled the number of pan-European contract wins compared to

Pierre Allard-Couluon appointed Group Chief Sales Officer

Following a comprehensive search, Pierre Allard-Couluon is appointed Group Chief Sales Officer and will join Rubix on 16 March 2020. Pierre will join the executive board with responsibility for organic sales growth. He will take responsibility for key accounts, sales effectiveness and sales performance across the branch network. Commenting on the appointment, Rubix Group CEO

Developing our network to serve our customers

When it comes to industrial distribution, scale matters. Our customers want technical experts who are close to them, able to advise on products and services and ready to apply solutions to their manufacturing and processing problems. With over 800 locations across 22 European countries, we are close to our customers, wherever they need us. In

Closing the loop on customer satisfaction

Rubix exists to keep the wheels of industry turning, right across Europe. We keep factories and plants up-and-running, and we keep our customers’ businesses moving forward. Without customers, we have no business and we serve no purpose. We try not to miss any opportunity to listen to, and to speak to, our customers. We invite

Rubix Spain acquires Motronic and SMA

With the addition of two branches, Rubix Spain has enhanced its product and service offering across the country. The transactions are in line with the Group’s network development strategy. Motronic Service Sabadell, S.A specialises in the supply, maintenance and condition monitoring of industrial motors and drives. The business also offers a range of automation solutions,

Rubix Ireland acquires RGR Ltd

Rubix Ireland has acquired RGR Ltd – a specialist supplier of industrial adhesives and abrasives – as part of the Group’s network development strategy. RGR has over 30 years’ experience and reported sales of €4.5m in 2018. RGR’s location and expertise make it an excellent fit with the current operations of Rubix Ireland and will

Rubix UK acquires Hydra Engineering Services

Rubix UK has completed the acquisition of specialist hydraulics services supplier, Hydra Engineering Services (Hydraflow Hydraulics), in line with the Group’s network development strategy. Hydraflow Hydraulics specialises in the repair and reconditioning of large cylinders and offers considerable expertise in MRO services. These services include on-site fault-finding and testing of hydraulic pumps, power pack refurbishment,

Rubix Germany completes Lerbs acqusition

Rubix Germany completed the acquisition of the Lerbs Group on 30 October 2019, extending its industry-leading product and service offering. The acquisition includes Lerbs GmbH and all associated companies. Headquartered in Bremen, the Lerbs Group is a full-service supplier of tools, personal & protective equipment, fastening and welding technology products, factory equipment and technical machine

Rubix UK acquires Peter Campbell Sales Ltd.

Rubix UK has completed the acquisition of Peter Campbell Sales Ltd. (PCS). PCS is a leading specialist supplier of metal cutting tools and offers bespoke manufactured solutions across Oil & Gas, Aerospace & Defence, Automotive and Precision Machining industries. Operating from two sites between Airdrie, Scotland, and North East England, PCS also manages around 70

Rubix Spain acquires Cañellas Protecció

The acquisition builds on our existing regional presence and specialism in personal & protective equipment. Cañellas Protecció specialises in occupational risk prevention and has extensive experience of distributing into sectors including food and drink, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Founded by current owner Albert Cañellas in 2012, it has a workforce of 15 people and an annual

Rubix Germany to acquire Lerbs AG

The acquisition, which is subject to the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities, will enable Rubix Germany to expand its product range across tools, factory equipment and personal & protective equipment (PPE) while increasing its regional expansion in Germany. The transaction is expected to complete in 2019 and includes all associated companies within the Lerbs

Rubix Italy acquires Fluidmec

Rubix Italy has completed the acquisition of Fluidmec SpA, a specialist distributor of industrial products covering pneumatics, hydraulics, automation, gaskets and lubrication. The business, based in Brescia, also offers consultancy in industrial plant engineering. Fluidmec’s 100 employees work across six branches in Lombardy. The business delivered over €34m in sales in 2018. Marco Minetti, CEO