Leading industrial distribution company works through the night to create critical components solution in just 24 hours.


Medical visors produced for the NHS each day

Rubix was called upon to lend its expertise to support the government’s fast-track effort to manufacture ventilators in the UK. Precision engineering business Naysmyth Group sought Rubix’s help to find a solution that could create critical components in just 24 hours. Rubix met the deadline, manufacturing bespoke cutting-tool inserts through the night.
As an industrial distribution business with a pan-European footprint, Rubix is also ideally placed to help in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Many of its international operations have been helping their communities obtain much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE). In one example, Rubix France has arranged for its branches to donate face masks to local pharmacies, nursing homes and clinics.
Rubix Iberia has been donating face masks, gloves, coveralls and safety glasses to hospitals near its PPE warehouses in Bilbao and Girona, northern Spain. Its fabric workshop in La Rioja has also donated textiles for use in making protective gowns for hospitals in the area.
In the United Kingdom, Rubix UK has created “grab bags” of essential PPE that colleagues can give to friends or relatives who work for the National Health Service. Meanwhile, the Rubix team at the Royal Mint has helped to source components for around 4,000 medical visors being produced for the NHS each day.
Rubix Benelux has provided thousands of protective masks to care institutions that have indicated a need for them, through its branches in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Rubix is Europe’s largest supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services. Headquartered in London, the company has a presence in more than 750 locations across 22 countries.