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RARUK buys Drive Lines Technologies to explore new markets

03 May, 2023

RARUK Holdings has acquired the mechanical power transmission specialist Drive Lines Technologies for an undisclosed sum. Following the acquisition, Drive Lines Technologies has relocated from its Bedford base to RARUK’s headquarters in nearby Shefford, Bedfordshire.

RARUK says that the acquisition will ensure the future security of Drive Lines Technologies and will allow it to explore new markets. Other than the change in location and ownership, Drive Lines Technologies will continue to operate as a separate entity with Ian Carr continuing as managing director.

“The acquisition of Drive Lines is a very positive move for the RARUK Group for two main reasons,” says RARUK Holdings managing director, Peter Williamson. “Firstly, the Drive Lines product portfolio and customer base perfectly complements that of R A Rodriguez. Secondly, the culture of providing high quality manufactured engineering solutions with market-leading technical support and service is an exact match for the principles of the RARUK Group.”

“The synergy between our companies and the working culture were key drivers in the acquisition journey,” adds Ian Carr. “I have long been an admirer of the RARUK business model and can think of no better home for the future of Drive Lines.”

Drive Lines Technologies has more than 30 years of experience supplying mechanical power transmission components in Great Britain and Ireland, from manufacturers around the world. Its portfolio includes gearboxes, screw jacks and linear motion drives.

RARUK Holdings already has two operating companies – R A Rodriguez (UK) and RARUK Automation. The former, established in 1968, represents component manufacturers from Europe, the US and Japan. Its product range includes gears, bearings, drives and actuators. RARUK Automation supplies automation systems, including cobots (collaborative robots), AMRs (autonomous mobile robots), automated warehouse storage systems and flexible feeding systems.

Peter Williamson, managing director of RARUK Holdings (left) with Ian Carr, managing director of Drive Lines Technologies

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