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Rubix UK strengthens portfolio with acquisition of KJN Automation

Posted on 21 Jan 2022 and read 899 times
Rubix UK strengthens portfolio with acquisition of KJN AutomationRubix UK has extended its engineering, motion control and automation services offer with the recent acquisition of Leicester-based KJN Automation Ltd (KJN), a leading supplier of aluminium profile and associated products and accessories.

KJN’s workshop in Leicester is a one-stop-shop for customers requiring aluminium profile solutions around the country and is renowned for supplying high-quality aluminium profile solutions and components. The company’s 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.

John Nelsey, KJN’s managing director, will continue to lead the business and will report to Nigel Banks, Services Division managing director for Rubix in the UK.

New opportunities

Mr Nelsey said: “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 opportunities 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.”