23 May, 2022

PIX Europe demerged

19 December, 2013

PIX Europe has demerged and the business has been divided geographically. Distag QCS (UK) Ltd. Is now a national distributor for the UK and Ireland, exclusively distributing PIX belts and hoses along with many related mechanical, hydraulic and engineering products. PIX Transmissions has taken on the distribution of belts and hoses for mainland Europe, using an expanded warehouse in Paderborn as its distribution hub. Over the years, the Distag Group has evolved, alongside PIX Europe, with companies in Ireland, the UK and China, offering a wide range of transmission belts, including: specialist products such as Agri, Lawn & Garden, FRAS and High Power; metal PT products including pulleys, bushes, chain and sprockets; hydraulic hose and fitting, including state-of-the-art hose-making facilities. It also has the ability to produce bespoke engineering products (machined, forged or cast), and provide cost-effective outsourcing solutions. Joe and Sheila Deacon, who founded the Distag Group, celebrated its first 25 years in business in June this year. Co-director Stewart Booth, and business development manager, Nigel Rose, have been with Joe since the original Distag. Most of the team will be transferring from PIX Europe and PIX Hydraulics. The locations in Ipswich, Cardiff, and Lisburn, will all be retained under the Distag QCS banner. Joe Deacon commented: "The de-merger is a kind of natural progression – the two companies helped each other to grow. Now they have different agendas and priorities – PIX, understandably, want to concentrate on their core belt and hose products and growing their brand; while we have many other products and market sectors we want to grow our presence in. We also have a very well developed infrastructure in China, which we want to bring much more to the fore." He continued: "We will fill a unique space in the UK market. There are many national distributors specialising in bearings, and one or two who major on PT metalgoods. We aim to offer a full range of PT products; hydraulic hose, fittings, and assemblies; as well as bespoke engineering products."

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