Our Business

8,000 employees. 5 million products. 23 countries. One rewarding career – Yours.

Together, Brammer Buck & Hickman provide the essential products and services that keep industry moving. The diverse maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) product portfolio offered by Brammer helps reduce unplanned downtime and increase energy efficiency in manufacturing facilities up and down the country – and in every sector. In addition we specialise in Health & safety products, tools and general maintenance equipment– protecting workers from occupational hazards and ensuring they’re fully kitted out for the job at hand. Whether it’s food and drink, packaging, aerospace, aggregates, textiles or automotive manufacturing, our products make all the difference.

We are passionate about exceeding customer expectations, and we do this through providing unrivaled technical know-how and personalised service, all underpinned by our broad product portfolio. We’re there to support them throughout all the challenges they face as manufacturers, adding value through our expertise and dedicated service. That’s where our people make all the difference.

What we do

With more than five million different product lines – 500,000 of which are in stock at any one time – we’re one of the only ‘single source’ suppliers of the world’s leading maintenance and health & safety brands. Many of the brands we work closely with are household names: 3M, Stanley, Bosch and Siemens to name a few. But whether they’re globally recognised or niche specialists, we carefully select our product portfolio to offer customers the greatest variety and choice within our key product areas: bearings; mechanical power transmission; electrical power transmission; fluid power; health & safety; and tools and general maintenance.

We do all of this from 48 branches and more than 100 Insite™ facilities around the country, and with a centrally-located National Distribution Centre in the Midlands too, we pride ourselves on delivering the right product at the right time.

Our strength lies in our engineering expertise, and our close relationship with the brands we supply. It’s what allows us to add value at every turn, and as a result help reduce total acquisition costs, improve overall production efficiency, and reduce working capital.

Accreditations

For Brammer Buck & Hickman, accreditations are an external validation of the quality we promise to customers. We actively seek out a broad range of certifications to substantiate the claims we make, and have been successful in maintaining these accreditation for many years.

At the heart of our offer to customers is our quality, safety and environmental performance. We have ISO accreditations in place across all our sites from our Wolverhampton National Distribution Centre to our nationwide network of branches. These include the ISO9001:2015 Quality Management Standard, ISO 140001:2015 Environmental Standard and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standard – the latest requirements for providing exemplary systems management, customer service, performance and efficiency.

Most recently, we have been successfully re-awarded Achilles accreditations including SafeContractor and Building Confidence (for the construction industry) and UDVB for suppliers to utilities companies.

These Achilles standards rigorously test the ability of suppliers to meet the desired industry standards. Holding Achilles status means our customers are freed from the exhaustive process of checking our compliance with the relevant construction regulations and legislation, making sure we’re as easy to do business with as possible.

Important also is our membership of CIPS – the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. We hold Corporate Certification, which ensures we comply with best practice and measures our performance against varied criteria including processes and systems, and performance management.

In all, we hold more than 20 accreditations which are regularly reviewed to provide third-party proof of our robust and responsible business practices.