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Brammer Group, the leading pan-European distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, is proud to announce that its cost cutting expertise has been recognised by Rexam, the global consumer packaging company, at the ”Rexam Annual Supplier Awards Ceremony” held in March in St. Albans, UK, and was awarded the Supplier Excellence award for ‘Cost Saving Delivery‘.

Graham Chipchase (first from the left in the photograph), Chief Executive of Rexam, commented: “Brammer has been in partnership with Rexam since 2009. During this time, it has been helping us to drive operational excellence at the plants through increased spend visibility and control. The partnership has been invaluable to Rexam’s long term MRO strategy over the last three years.“

The ”Rexam Annual Supplier Awards Ceremony“ is an annual event organised by Rexam to formally host its European suppliers.

In the Czech Republic, Rexam operates in Dýšina u Plzně and it is serviced by Brammer’s Insite branch in Pilsen.

Brammer supplies an unrivalled range of more than 3.5million products from the world’s leading engineering component manufacturers across 300 branches in Europe to over 100,000 customers. Through its specialised Insite™ service, Brammer can also provide dedicated resource at a customer site to manage inventory, and provide technical advice and support to help standardise and rationalise use of MRO products.

Further information on the range of products and services available from Brammer can be found at the website


Notes to Editors:

Brammer is Europe’s leading distributor of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) products and services.

The company works as a key strategic partner to businesses across all manufacturing sectors, helping them to reduce total acquisition costs, improve overall production efficiency, and reduce working capital. Brammer achieves this through combining its extensive purchasing power with independent technical support and a range of other value-adding services aimed at optimising manufacturing operations.

Brammer’s product range covers bearings, mechanical power transmission products (including gearboxes and motors), fluid power, seals and industrial automation, as well as a complete range of tools, maintenance and health and safety products. Its recent acquisition of Buck & Hickman adds more than 60,000 branded and own-branded maintenance products to the portfolio.

The company is an authorised distributor for many of the world’s leading brands including SKF, NSK, Renold, Gates, Timken, Schaeffler, Siemens, Simrit, Parker Hannifin, Optibelt, and3M. Major customers include Coca Cola Enterprises, Cemex, Crown, Procter & Gamble, Dupont, Kraft Foods, Nabisco and Smurfit Kappa.

Brammer employs more than 2,500 people in more than 300 locations in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and the UK.The Buck & Hickman acquisition brings a further 32 branches and 500 employees to the business.

With a turnover in excess of€500 million (£468.4 million) in 2010, Brammer Europe offers a range of more than 3.5 million product lines to more than 100,000 customers.

For more information, visit the company’s website at

Company contact:
Jakob Alkil
Group Growth Director
43 – 45 Broad Street
TW11 8QZ
Tel: +44 (20) 8614 1042
Email: [email protected]

Media contact:
Luke Bull and Vicky Kesterton
Wyatt International
72 Francis Rd
B16 8SP
Tel: + 44 (0) 121 454 8181
Fax: + 44 (0) 121 455 9785
Email:[email protected]; [email protected]

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