Matara expands operations and joins forces with Rubix

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Matara UK Ltd, specialist in automation, pneumatics and linear motion products, has dramatically increased the size of its aluminium extrusion frame department by nearly tenfold, following an extension to its premises in Tewkesbury, which it will be sharing with parent company Rubix.

After several months of preparation and building work, Matara has taken over the adjoining premises, adding 3,000 square foot to its shop-floor. This much needed extra space has been allocated to Matara’s growing aluminium extrusion frame department, doubling the size of its current floor space.

Expanding the premises will provide Matara with extra room to assemble frames, with a much better work flow reducing lead times for its customers. It also provides ample storage space, enabling Matara to stock items in bigger volumes and improve overall stock control.

As part of the Rubix group, Europe’s largest supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, Matara said it is pleased to be sharing this new extension with the Rubix Three Counties branch (previously known as Rubix Cheltenham) as it provides the opportunity for greater synergy between the two companies.

Commenting on this latest development, James Chanin, managing director of Matara UK Ltd., said: “Over the past five years, we have put in place a wide-ranging strategy to improve overall efficiency and open up new streams of revenue, resulting in substantial sales growth, despite the uncertain economic climate we are living through.

"One of the factors impeding that growth has been lack of space. By expanding into the neighbouring premises, we not only improve our stock holding, enabling us to meet customer demand, but are also able to take on more complex orders. We certainly have the in-house skills for this, but until now we simply didn’t have the space.”