As part of the Group’s network development strategy, Rubix continues to extend its engineering, motion control and automation services offer in the UK with the acquisition of Leicester-based KJN Automation Limited (KJN).

Established in 1997, KJN is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of aluminium profile and associated products and accessories.

KJN’s workshop in Leicester is a one-stop shop for customers requiring aluminium profile solutions across the country. The company is renowned for supplying high-quality aluminium profile solutions and components, and for its expertise in precision engineering; value-added services include turning, milling, grinding, spark eroding, sawing, fabrication and welding, as well as bespoke CNC machining and CAD design services. KJN’s dedicated design team can design and build bespoke workstations and panelling.

KJN’s Managing Director, John Nelsey, will continue to lead the business as it becomes a part of the Rubix family and will report to Nigel Banks, MD Services Division for Rubix in the UK.

John Nelsey commented: “Joining the Rubix family creates exciting new opportunities for us to grow even further and faster.

“Capitalising on Rubix’s market-leading position and multi-specialist value proposition, we will be able to expand our offer to our customers, and with our help, the Rubix team will be able to extend their own portfolio and further enhance and support their existing capabilities in engineering, motion control and automation services and solutions.

“Rubix’s focus on helping customers optimise productivity is aligned to our consultative approach, and we look forward to playing a key role in continuing to expand these capabilities.”

Mark Dixon, CEO of Rubix in the UK, Ireland and Iceland said: “We are really pleased to welcome KJN to our growing Rubix family of value-added engineering, motion control and automation businesses.

“KJN extends these services and solutions even further into an exciting new area and I see lots of opportunity for our customers to benefit from the specialist solutions they provide.

“KJN’s impressive track record and market-leading expertise, together with the fit in terms of sectors, geography and services, make this an exciting next step for Rubix and the execution of our engineering services, motion control and automation strategy.”