Rubery Owen was established in 1884 in Darlaston in the West Midlands and operated in a diverse range of markets. From materials testing and the design and manufacture of bespoke testing machines, battery management technology, innovative cleaning solutions, through to the manufacturing, formulation, blending and packing of chemical liquids.
The Company has a rich heritage and, in addition to its important commercial past, Rubery Owen has been involved in many ground breaking projects such as the famous BRM racing team, winning the F1 Championship in 1962, and the development of Donald Campbell’s Bluebird.
The company employed 17,000 people 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. Up 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.