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 five 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.
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.
Rozone has been developing innovative solutions to both everyday and more complex cleaning problems since its establishment at the end of the last century.
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, Jose Froilan Gonzalez, Charles Anthony “Tony” Brooks, Joakim Bonnier and Pedro Rodriguez to name but a few.