American private equity firm Advent International formed this group last September, when it merged French industrial supplier IPH with UK counterpart Brammer, which it had taken private in a £222m deal in February 2017. It appointed Martin Gaarn Thomsen, 47, chief executive in March to oversee the distribution of industrial products from 650 European sites. Formerly known as IPH Brammer, it rebranded as Rubix in June.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank27
CompanyRubix
ActivityIndustrial parts distributor
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*1,913
Profit £m*109
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersAdvent International, management
Staff8,330
Founded1920
Websitewww.rubix-group.com

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