Company

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.

Richard Baker Harrison + Hubron Speciality RBH

1858

The origins of Richard Baker Harrison can be traced back to 1858, when Mr Richard Baker founded a trading company in London.

1934

Hubron was founded by Mr Hugh Brown in Manchester to supply elastomeric compounds.

1954

Hubron became distributer of Goodyear Tire Chemicals, becoming Hubron Rubber Chemicals.

1959

Richard Baker purchased W Harrison & Co. - becoming Richard Baker Harrison Ltd.

1960

Richard Baker Harrison began sourcing functional minerals from Asia, developing key partnerships in China.

1990

Both Richard Baker Harrison & Hubron Speciality progressively expanded into Adhesives, Sealants, Plastics, Composites and Coatings.

2000

Hubron partnered with KingYorker & Arkema products supporting thermoplastics expansion.

2007

Richard Baker Harrison purchased Whitfield & Sons, subsequently relocating to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

2017

Richard Baker Harrison and Hubron Speciality both operate within the OBG group.

2019

The two organisations pooled products, services and resources, rebranding as RBH.