Rubix Ireland acquires RGR Ltd
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 further reinforce Rubix as Europe’s leading multi-specialist distributor of industrial products and services. The business serves the MedTech, pharmaceutical, printing, filmmaking, metals manufacturing, and construction industries.
Reporting to Ciarán Hallinan, managing director of Rubix Ireland, Yvonne Williams will remain as managing director of RGR, while her brother, Brian Rumgay will take the opportunity to step down from his position as finance director. Both businesses would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to Brian and the Rumgay family for their contribution to making RGR the successful business it is today.
RGR will continue to operate independently but will now be ‘Powered by Rubix’, which will be reflected in the brand. This signifies the strength, expertise and extensive products and services offering that comes with being a part of the Rubix Group.
Mark Dixon, CEO Rubix UK, Ireland and Iceland, says: “We are looking forward to working with our new colleagues from RGR. It will allow us to benefit from combining our offer and customer base further extending our offering and increasing our recognition for industrial ancillary products in Ireland.
“It will also provide us with the opportunity to expand our regional sales capacity in Ireland, and to serve our Irish customers with the leading adhesive, abrasive and tape brands.”
Yvonne Williams, managing director of RGR says: “I am very excited about this development for RGR. Together with Rubix Ireland we can further support our customers’ needs with an expansive offering of multi-specialist industrial products, services and solutions. Additionally, this acquisition highlights the strong growth potential identified by Rubix in the specialist industrial adhesives, abrasives and tape market in Ireland.”
Established in 1983, RGR specialises in supplying industrial ancillary products centred around abrasives, adhesives, health & safety, packaging machines, tapes and tools. Based in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, RGR has a team of 13 employees, serving a wide range of industries, including MedTech, printing, metal fabrication, aerospace and construction. In 2018, RGR reported sales of €4.5m. For more information visit: https://www.rgr.ie/
Rubix is Europe’s largest supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services. It was created from the merger of IPH with Brammer in 2017, following the acquisition of Brammer by Advent International.
From around 650+ locations, across 23 countries, 8,000 employees help to identify, install and provide a leading range of industrial products and services to more than 20,000 customers. The business had combined sales of €2.3bn in 2018, and is Europe’s leading distributor in bearings, transmission and automation, fluid power, machining, assembly, tools and protective equipment.
Key market brands include: Biesheuvel Techniek, Brammer, Brammer Buck & Hickman, Giner, Julsa, Kistenpfennig, Matrix Tooling Services, Minetti, Montalpina, Novotech, Orexad, Peter Campbell Sales, Robod, Syresa, and Zitec.
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