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Engineering service centre capability boosted

16 December 2018

Earlier this year, venture capital firm Advent International, which already owned industrial supplies specialist Brammer Buck & Hickman (BBH), bought the European industrial supplies distributor IPH from its previous owner, Paris-based PAI Partners and combined the two businesses. The combined business has now been rebranded as Rubix, which now has a presence in 23 countries.

Rubix distributes bearings, transmission and automation, fluid power, machining, assembly, tools and protective equipment, using brands including Giner, Julsa, Minetti, Montalpina, Novotech, Orexad, Robod, Syresa, Zitec and Biesheuvel Techniek, as well as BBH.

Now, BBH has opened a new engineering service centre in Wolverhampton. It is the first in a series of planned openings of centres of excellence across the UK, offering specialist workshop, repair and engineering services, including condition monitoring, vibration analysis and thermal imaging.

The Engineering Service Centre in Wolverhampton is also home to a new Product Proving Centre. Using state-of-the-art HAAS CNC machines and CAD software, the facility can be used to investigate high precision components and look at the best way of manufacturing them, as well as offering advice on the most efficient tooling options.

“The Product Proving Centre is a particularly exciting addition, as it enables us to prove that the latest cutting tool technology and machining techniques can deliver cost saving, whilst reducing downtime," says Simon Pearson, Category Manager Machining. "This is ideal for customers who need high precision, efficient tooling and demonstrates how product and fluid innovations can reduce component machining times and increase the product life of cutting tools."