Rubery Owen remains responsive in a changing world and has moved in line with market demands. It is now committed to servicing a broad market group through its subsidiary companies.
Richard Jenkins is the fourth generation executive chairman at the helm, having taken over from John Owen in 2015.
Rubery Owen operates eight group companies in a diverse range of markets:
Rotech has two materials testing laboratories, providing an extensive schedule of accredited tests and offers a large range of testing services to many sectors of industry.
Phoenix Calibration is the UK’s most diverse materials testing technology specialist, offering in-house testing, bespoke design, manufacture and support of machines and control systems.
Merlin’s services are used for testing and characterising early-stage development formulations, trouble-shooting existing formulations for production processes and bespoke testing to generate data to track quality measures/outputs by design/computer modelling projects.
Rotronics is the UK partner for both Midtronics and CTEK battery management technology and specialises in battery management solutions.
Burrows Grass Machinery is an expert in new and used horticultural and industrial groundcare machinery.
Rozone has been developing innovative solutions to both everyday and more complex cleaning problems since its establishment at the end of the last century.
Shukers motor retailing offers customers a huge range of vehicles from Land Rover and other models from our three showrooms in Ludlow, Aberystwyth and Telford
Techtron is a contract manufacturer, formulator, blender and packer of chemical liquids, specialising in putting liquids in bottles for a variety of market sectors.
Rubery Owen has been at the forefront of automotive component technology since the birth of the motor car.
The company employed 17,000 worldwide at its height, with 5,000 skilled workers at its 74 acre site in Booth Street, Darlaston alone. Rubery Owen has been synonymous with quality and enterprise over the years. Until the 1980’s many of the cars made in Britain would have had a Rubery Owen product in it, whether a wheel, an axle or a simple bolt.
The Rubery Owen Group was involved in The British Racing Motors project from its inception in 1949 and acquired a controlling interest in the early 1950`s.
The BRM racing team won the F1 Championship in 1962 and, over the years, many famous drivers drove for BRM – including Juan Manuel Fangio, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Stirling Moss, Jose Froilan Gonzalez, Charles Anthony “Tony” Brooks, Joakim Bonnier and Ricardo Rodriguez to name but a few.