As part of the Group’s network development strategy, Rubix has acquired Hafner Pomagier – Trzebuchowscy sp. z o.o (HR Hafner) – a leading supplier of pneumatics and full-line compressed air systems and associated services.

HR Hafner was founded in 1991 by the Pomagier and Trzebuchowscy families. The business has developed from a distributor of pneumatic components to a provider of a comprehensive product and services offer spanning the entire compressed air and pneumatic chain.

Services, which represent about 25% of sales, include the design and installation of complete compressed air systems and room solutions, and after sales and MRO services including compressor room audits, leakage surveys, automation and modernisation.

HR Hafner serves a broad range of customers in the paper and packaging, chemical and process, and building products industries.

Headquartered in Torun, the company currently employs 99 people and delivered sales of PLN 31m in the year ended 31 December 2020.

Miroslaw Pomagier and Dariusz Trzebuchowski, two of the co-founders of the business, will remain with the company and continue to support it for a period of transition to ensure the continued growth and development of HR Hafner within Rubix.

Pinaki Banerjee, CEO of Rubix in Central and Eastern Europe, commented: “We are proud to welcome the team at HR Hafner as well as its customers and suppliers to the Rubix family. This is an exciting development for our business in Poland as we add further services capabilities that appeal to our customers.”

Mirosław Pomagier and Dariusz Trzebuchowski said: “After 30 years of building and managing the company, we are pleased to be handing over the ownership of a solid and growing company to a group that will grow the business further and has a strategy of development in technical market niches.”