‘Rubix Cutting & Machining’ will provide access to standard cutting tools, best in class turn around for bespoke special tooling solutions, product proving, as-new regrind and recoating services and on site technical support to customers across the UK & Ireland with cutting and machining needs supported by all the leading brands.

The new division integrates as a single entity the company’s cutting and machining technical competency centres and expert specialist engineers from the South West to the North East of the country. It said when it comes to metal removal, this will make it even easier for its customers to access the most effective solution to their processes, product needs or problems.

Blending that expertise and experience with the buying power of a top industrial supplies operations it added, means Rubix Cutting & Machining is well placed to provide customers with the right cutting and machining tools they need at the right price. It will also be there to deliver the right services and technical solutions based on each customer’s specific requirements.

“Cutting and machining is a highly specialist area in terms of product supply and the key ancillary services that support those products,” said Mark Dixon – CEO of Rubix in the UK and Ireland.

“Over recent years we have built an enviable reputation in meeting the needs of cutting and machining engineers in some of the nation’s biggest manufacturers, as well as specialist engineering shops. This began in our product proving and technical competency centre in Wolverhampton and spread nationwide by bringing leading providers across the country into the Rubix family.”

“This new division is simply about taking that expertise, that track record and the respect that this has earned from our customers and uniting it under one division to make it even easier for our customers to access the products, skills, services and know-how that they need.”

Nigel Banks, MD of services division for Rubix in the UK, who will run the new Rubix Cutting & Machining division, said: "We plan to expand our presence and customer base over the coming years to consolidate this leading position.

"We want to be seen as the customer’s first choice cutting and machining technical partner for products and solutions across the country.”