Rubix Ireland has acquired RGR Ltd, a specialist supplier of industrial adhesives and abrasives with over 30 years’ experience and reported sales of €4.5 million in 2018, as part of the Group’s network development strategy.
RGR’s location and expertise make it an excellent fit with the current operations of Rubix Ireland and will further reinforce Rubix as one of Europe’s leading multi-specialist distributors of industrial products and services. The business serves the MedTech, pharmaceutical, printing, filmmaking, metals manufacturing, and construction industries.
Reporting to Ciarán Hallinan, managing director at Rubix Ireland, Yvonne Williams will remain as managing director of RGR, whilst 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 at Rubix UK, Ireland, and Iceland, said: “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 at RGR, said: “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.”
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