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Rubix acquires Deritend to further strengthen UK engineering services portfolio

Rubix continues to extend its engineering services offer in the UK with the acquisition of Midlands-based Deritend. With sales of more than €12m, Deritend is one of the UK’s longest established and leading providers of engineering repair and replacement solutions, covering a range of specialist product areas including electric motors, pumps, gearboxes, electronic controls and

Acquisition of Magema B.V. strengthens key account capabilities in Benelux region

Rubix has completed the acquisition of Technisch Bureau Magema B.V. Founded in 1982, Magema distributes general maintenance products including tools, consumables, machines and personal protective equipment, as well as warehouse fittings, from renowned brands to key accounts in the Benelux market. In addition, the business provides a wide range of value-added services including bespoke foam

Rubix expands PPE and flow offer in Italy

In line with the Group’s network development strategy, Rubix has acquired PPE distributor Nova Modet and – through a separate transaction – is now the majority shareholder of flow specialist Uniseals. Originally founded in 1988, Nova Modet provides PPE (mostly gloves, workwear, respiratory and head-view protections and shoes) to a wide range of customers, including

Rubix Spain acquires Suministros Navarro

Rubix Spain has acquired Suministros Navarro to strengthen its position across the Levante region, in line with the Group’s network development strategy. Originally founded in 1960, Suministros Navarro provides tools and pneumatics, hydraulics and power transmission products and services to a wide range of customers in the area. With 28 employees working from a single

Rubix UK expands mechatronics offer with Matara

Rubix UK has acquired Matara – a specialist supplier of industrial automation products to UK industry – as part of the Group’s network development strategy. Matara’s focus on linear automation components provides Rubix UK with a significantly expanded footprint in the mechatronics market. Operating out of its purpose-built headquarters in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, Matara was founded

Acquisition of Geeve Hydraulics builds fluid power specialism for Rubix Benelux

Rubix Benelux has acquired Rotterdam-based Geeve Hydraulics, establishing a strong hydraulics offer for Rubix across the region. Geeve is a leading independent hydraulics business and one of Parker’s chosen hydraulics specialists in The Netherlands. Founded in 1996, Geeve distributes hydraulic hoses and components and provides a range of associated services including assembly, certification and repair.

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