Rockingham Systems - Our Story

Founded in 2005 by Managing Director David Murray. David previously worked as European Technical Services Manager for Casco Industrial Adhesives and then after they were acquired by Sika, he carried out the same role, meeting customers, specifying adhesive application equipment and then arranging and managing installations training and aftercare. This role obviously demanded he work closely with the machine production site in Sweden where he struck a keen friendship with then Machine Chief Engineer and CEO Leif Barkvall.

When it was decided that Sika would supply adhesives without equipment, David decided he would pick up this mantle, as there would still be a need for adhesive application equipment across industry, a need he could provide the solutions for.

Upon inception David made contact with Leif, whom had set up his own company Barkvall Engineering AB. The two friends agreed that as they had worked so well together before, they could again, to provide high quality metering, mixing and dispensing systems with Barkvall acting as the machine shop and Rockingham providing technical services. This is a relationship that has stood the test of time, to this day we are still sole representatives for Barkvall Engineering in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, but with a remit to supply worldwide.

Since the beginning we have been driven to provide the best solutions to our customers, in more recent times we have partnered with other prestigious manufacturers in order to meet our customers needs.

Key Events Timeline

2005 - Rockingham MPES Ltd was formed, working with Barkvall Systems AB to supply adhesive application systems.

2006 - Rockingham MPES strike a deal with TAH Industries to directly supply static mixers to our growing list of customers.

2006 - Rockingham MPES agrees to mutual cooperation with Catamix, a manufacturer based in the Spanish region of Catalonia, specialising in adhesive systems for Urea Formaldehyde, Melamine Urea Formaldehyde, PRF, EPI and PVAc

2007 - Nordson EFD acquires TAH Industries.

2008 - Rockingham MPES Ltd changes its name to Adhesive Metering (Rockingham) Systems Ltd trading as Rockingham Systems, incorporating a re-brand and new website.

2012 - Aplicator Group acquires Barkvall Engineering AB, Rockingham Systems continues to offer a greater range of metering, mixing and dispensing equipment.

2013 - Due to continued growth, Rockingham Systems relocates to our current offices in Desborough.

2016 - Rockingham Systems undergoes a re-brand to the current logo we see today.

2016 - Rockingham Systems agrees a distribution Partnership with Larius S.r.l, manufacturer of Industrial and contractor spraying equipment and Atex certified pumps.

2018 - Re-affirming our long and prosperous relationship, Rockingham Systems agrees to become a Third Party Sales Organisation for Nordson Sealant Equipment, suppliers of low-medium capacity metering, mixing & dispensing equipment.