An ever-evolving, globally renowned business
RBH offers an extensive range of products and services designed to help manufacturers worldwide overcome challenges in the production of complex formulations.
Underpinning all our operations is a passion for enhancing product performance, to both inspire and deliver change. Committed to building long-lasting relationships with our customers, this allows us to fully understand the challenges they face.
Our origins can be traced back to 1858 when Mr Richard Baker founded a trading company in London. Over 150 years, the organisation has evolved through a series of mergers and acquisitions which has included – W Harrison & Company Ltd, Kittle White & Company Ltd, Pumex UK Ltd, Whitfield & Son Ltd and most recently joining with Hubron Speciality Ltd.
During this period, RBH has partnered with a variety leading global producers, while developing our own portfolio of world-renowned brand names. Today, RBH offers more than 100 functional minerals & chemicals and operates out of 5 European warehouses, maintains a comprehensive technical centre plus a contract blending and repackaging plant.
Serving a diverse range of industries, we occupy a particularly important position within the plastic, rubber, coating, adhesive & sealant, composite, ceramic, personal care and polishing sectors.
An ever-evolving business, we continue to pursue opportunities beyond these areas; developing our portfolio of products and service in accordance with the challenges and trends occurring throughout the marketplace.
Our extensive range of services and products supports every stage of our customer’s growth strategy:
Pre-Blends, Repackaging & Private Labels
We offer accurately controlled blending services, packed in process dispersible packaging along with unique labelling. This removes the need for weighments on the customer site, giving improved production efficiency, reduced material & packaging wastage coupled with customer branding capabilities.
Our European Technical Centre and support team provide quality assurance, R&D collaboration and bespoke application testing for our customers. While improving the risk management associated with quality complications, our fully encompassing value added services help drive product development.
The combination of our comprehensive supply chain network and decades of experience sourcing materials worldwide, presents customers with new sourcing capabilities. By efficiently sourcing the most fit-for-purpose materials and holding stocks across five European warehouses, we ensure customers have access to readily available local materials and the ability to quickly obtain customised products.
Our sales team have all the relevant training within our specialist markets and the capability to tailor solutions to even the most unique manufacturing requirements. Fully informed of all the latest market trends and challenges, our team is better positioned to adapt any service offering in line with evolving market conditions.
Diverse Product Portfolio
Our diverse product offering encompasses our own world-renowned brands, alongside proven value added principal products sourced from leading global producers. This portfolio has been developed to optimise product performance, increase productivity, mitigate environmental impacts and reduce manufacturing costs.
Richard Baker Harrison + Hubron Speciality RBH
The origins of Richard Baker Harrison can be traced back to 1858, when Mr Richard Baker founded a trading company in London.
Hubron was founded by Mr Hugh Brown in Manchester to supply elastomeric compounds.
Hubron became distributer of Goodyear Tire Chemicals, becoming Hubron Rubber Chemicals.
Richard Baker purchased W Harrison & Co. - becoming Richard Baker Harrison Ltd.
Richard Baker Harrison began sourcing functional minerals from Asia, developing key partnerships in China.
Both Richard Baker Harrison & Hubron Speciality progressively expanded into Adhesives, Sealants, Plastics, Composites and Coatings.
Hubron partnered with KingYorker & Arkema products supporting thermoplastics expansion.
Richard Baker Harrison purchased Whitfield & Sons, subsequently relocating to Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Richard Baker Harrison and Hubron Speciality both operate within the OBG group.
The two organisations pooled products, services and resources, rebranding as RBH.