Rubix Italy has completed the purchase of Barlotti, in line with the Group’s network development strategy.

Barlotti is an industrial distribution business specialised in mechanical power transmission and focussed on the food and packaging sectors.

Founded in 1981, the business is located in Bologna, at the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region, the most important area for food, packaging and beverage companies. It employs 36 people and generates sales of €10m per year. Managing Director Bruno Barlotti will continue to lead the business.

The company has an established regional position in chains, sprockets, conveyor rollers and belts as well as in precision plastic products. The company uses 10 CNCs to customise a range of plastic material to the customer’s design.

Marco Minetti, CEO Rubix Italy, said: “I am delighted to welcome Barlotti into the Rubix family as we build our presence in the Bologna region. Together we have the opportunity to expand our product offer while growing our profile within key industry sectors.”