Rubix Benelux has acquired Rotterdam-based Geeve Hydraulics, establishing a strong hydraulics offer for Rubix across the region.

Geeve is a leading independent hydraulics business and one of Parker’s chosen hydraulics specialists in The Netherlands.

Founded in 1996, Geeve distributes hydraulic hoses and components and provides a range of associated services including assembly, certification and repair. Since 2016 Geeve has expanded its product range to include pneumatics, motors and piping.

With 45 employees the business generated sales of c.€19m in 2019.

Henk Geeve has led the business since he founded it and is taking the opportunity to retire. Both of his sons and the other senior managers will remain with the business.

Commenting on the acquisition, Paul Van Der Rest, CEO Rubix Benelux & Nordics, said: “I am delighted to welcome my new colleagues from Geeve to the Rubix family. This acquisition will develop our hydraulics capabilities while building our presence in the industrial Rotterdam area. It’s a natural extension of the offer we take to our existing customer base for industrial maintenance repair and overhaul.”

Henk Geeve added: “I’m proud of the business we have built over the past 24 years. Now is the right time for us to move into the next phase of our development and there is no better partner than Rubix. I can retire knowing that I have left this company in the hands of a market leader with exciting plans for the future that will benefit my customers and my colleagues.”