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Knowlton & Newman joins Rubix – Europe’s number one supplier of industrial MRO products, services and solutions.

It is with great pride that we announce that Knowlton & Newman is now part of Rubix – Europe’s number one multi-specialist supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products, services and solutions to the world’s leading manufacturers.


Rubix, Europe’s leading industrial maintenance products distributor, acquires Matara.

Rubix expands its mechatronics offer with the acquisition of Matara – a specialist supplier of linear motion, automation and pneumatic components to UK industry.


SafeContractor and Gold standard SafePQQ

Brammer Buck & Hickman Reaccredited with SafeContractor and Gold standard SafePQQ


The Centre of Attention: New Brammer Buck & Hickman Engineering Centre in Newport, Wales.

The Centre of Attention: New Brammer Buck & Hickman Engineering Centre in Newport, Wales. On 3rd August, our new Specialist Engineering and Repair Centre will open in Newport, Wales.


7 Most Common Causes of Bearing Failure

Bearings are designed to have a long and productive life but to maximise the service life of the bearing it’s important to identify some of the most common bearing failures and understand how to spot these and prevent early failure.


Working Safely During Covid-19

With a phased return to work highlighted in recent government strategy, the lifting of lockdown isn’t going to be quick or easy for most of us. Government guidance is clear, if employees can work from home then they must, but for a vast majority of industries this just isn’t possible.


Managing the risk of coronavirus for European manufacturing

We have taken steps to ensure that the risk of coronavirus is closely monitored and carefully managed.


Out Now! The New GISS Pneumatics Catalogue

We’re delighted to introduce the GISS Pneumatics products range to the UK.


HSE Begins Unannounced Welding Fume Focused Inspections

In November 2019, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) sent out letters confirming that the Fabrication and Engineering sectors will be receiving unannounced inspections which will be taking place between January and March 2020.


E-Commerce: New E-Commerce brochure now available

In the UK, Brammer Buck & Hickman is the most trusted single source of industrial supplies, thanks to our buying power and financial stability that comes from being part of Europe’s largest industrial distribution business, Rubix. For any industrial business, finding the right supplies is just a part of it: how you manage your orders and control your costs is vital too.


Announcing Mecaline Power Transmission Products

Making sure you and your company are running at peak performance has always been a priority to us. That’s why we’re proud to announce our own range of Power Transmission products known as Mecaline.


Introducing the New GISS and Q-Safe Product Catalogue

Did you know that along with Mecaline, Cutline and Roebuck, we also have a range of personal protection equipment?


Rubix ranked 27th in Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100

Rubix, Europe’s largest distributor of industrial products and services, has been ranked 27th in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100.


Introducing Cutline high-performance cutting tools

High-performance cutting tools to serve all your production needs.


Rubix Acquires Hydraflow Hydraulics

9th December 2019 – Rubix has acquired Hydra Engineering Services (Hydraflow Hydraulics).


Rubix Acquires RGR Ltd

Rubix acquires RGR Ltd. – a leading specialist of industrial ancillary products.


Celebrating 100 Years of Women in Engineering

On June 23rd we celebrated 100 years of Women in Engineering alongside International Women in Engineering Day 2019.


Rubix Acquires Peter Campbell Sales Ltd

Rubix acquires PCS – a leading specialist supplier of metal cutting tools, services and solutions.


Rubix Acquires Matrix Cutting Tools

The latest addition to our Rubix Group family – The UK’s Leading Independent Cutting Tool Supplier


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