22 Jul 2024


Brammer Buck & Hickman becomes Rubix

McGurk: the business is growing and evolving

The UK industrial supplies specialist Brammer Buck & Hickman is changing its name to Rubix – the group that has owned it since 2018. Brammer Buck & Hickman was formed in 2011 when the MRO distributor Brammer merged with Buck & Hickman, a supplier of tools and health and safety products. It currently has more than 1,100 employees working at more than 40 branches across the UK.

The Rubix group was created in 2018 by renaming the former IPH Brammer, which had itself been born the previous year when the venture capital firm Advent International, which already owned Brammer, bought the European industrial supplies distributor, IPH, and combined the two businesses.

The Rubix name and brand will appear across Brammer Buck & Hickman branches and customer Insite locations across the UK, as well as at its technical competency centres, and its national distribution centre in Wolverhampton.

Rubix describes itself as Europe’s leading distributor of industrial supplies and services and the only one with a pan-European footprint, that carries all of the premium brands.

“This is, of course, a nostalgic time for everyone who has been a part of Brammer Buck & Hickman’s journey,” says Vince McGurk, CEO of Rubix in the UK, Ireland & Iceland. “With a history of more than 100 years, we are incredibly proud of the brand’s heritage and the experience and quality of the people that helped to build, protect and enhance it.

“But it’s important to confirm and reassure that the business is growing and evolving alongside our customers and their needs,” he adds. “As the UK’s number one multi-specialist distributor of industrial supplies and services, they rely on us every single day.

“The Brammer Buck & Hickman name may have changed, but our customers can expect the same high levels of service they have always received while continuing to benefit from the Group’s range and availability of products and services.”

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