The name Rubbernek originated from North America when a company called Chicago Fittings opened up a division in the UK to service Ford Tractors. Rubbernek was a product line of re-usable couplings for high vibration applications. Upon a management buy-out in 1986 the name Rubbernek was adopted as the new company name and has remained synonymous in the supply of quality fluid power fittings ever since.
Rubbernek Fittings Ltd is a private company that was acquired from the former management in 1994. It forms part of The R F Holdings Group of Companies which is a combination of complimentary specialist engineering businesses located in the West Midlands area of the UK.
In 2008, because of an ever increasing order book and to meet our customer expectations in delivery performance and cleanliness, Rubbernek re-located its headquarters to a dedicated manufacturing and warehousing facility which boasts a extensive warehouse, separate machine shop and a dedicated assembly and packing clean room.
Continuous investment in staff training and IT systems gives Rubbernek the competitive edge in the marketplace. Significant and on-going investment at our manufacturing facilities in the latest twin spindle, multi axis CNC machinery means that Rubbernek can offer the customer vastly reduced lead times, highly competitive cycle times and reduced setup costs, which result in an extremely responsive, efficient and price sensitive service that helps to maintain our world class PPM and on time delivery record.
Rubbernek’s UK central warehouse, coupled with a prompt, reliable and secure logistics backup allows the customer to benefit from strategic stock holding programs and delivery to Kan Ban and JIT systems. We are also EDI compliant which ensures correct, accurate and timely documentation.