Our founder, Ronald Rosenthal, immigrated from his home in Germany to the United States just before World War II. He took a modest job sweeping metal fillings and debris from the warehouse floors of a prominent New York City copper and brass distributor. In between shifts, he dreamed that one day he would start a brand new company – one that would focus on stocking unusual sizes in quantities that would keep up with customer demand. Mr. Rosenthal’s sheer drive and ambition pushed him to acquire funding. He made Rotax a reality in 1947.
An analytic thinker and detail-oriented leader, Mr. Rosenthal worked tirelessly to bring Rotax to the forefront of the copper and brass industry. Many of our supplier and customer relationships were forged during these years, and still remain today.
Originally located on Spring Street in Manhattan, we consolidated all operations to a warehouse in Brooklyn in 2005, where we still operate today.
Imagine row upon row of gleaming copper, bronze tubes, square metal tubing and brass in all shapes and sizes – a virtual lumber yard for metal where you can find what you want because no project is impossible, and everything is available to you, no matter how unusual the piece is that is needed. Imagine no longer having to hunt for the best sheet metal suppliers!
Whether you are a manufacturer looking to fabricate, an architectural designer seeking the perfect copper or brass part for your furniture design, or a distributor, Rotax Metals has what you are looking for.
When people hear the name Rotax, they know what we stand for because of our long-standing track record. Rotax Metals has supplied copper and brass alloys to the world since 1948. Artisans and fabricators alike recognize that Rotax will provide products quickly, meeting even the most unusual of orders. We understand that you need to see a quick turnaround, and can send most of our products out to you in 24 hours.
We specialize in copper, bronze and brass sales and can supply any manner of custom material. From bronze tube to square metal tubing to just about any copper and brass need and even to be your main sheet metal supplier – Rotax is here for all your metal needs. Sheet metal suppliers turn to Rotax when their coffers run low on bronze sheet metal, brass bars, bronze tubes and more.
Our inventory is extensive, we offer an all-inclusive solution for many industries, and our prices are competitive to the market. As a family-owned business, we also understand that a knowledgeable staff able to help you through your project is what makes a company great, and we are known for our great customer service. We make your copper, bronze and brass sales fast and easy.
Rotax Metals also offers value added services, such as the construction of machines and structures from various raw materials based on the client’s engineering drawings. We offer welding, cutting, forming and machining saving our customers money by limiting the need for purchasing personnel to locate multiple vendors for different services.
We thrive on the marriage of modernity and trustworthiness. Thanks to the Internet age, we have expanded our market presence, and introduced new generations to the industry. We continue to evolve with the changing business environment so we can guarantee the top level of service and reliability our customers have grown to expect and love. But like the color of the copper and brass we provide, our guiding principles and values have remained constant, and we have brought them forth into the modern age.
SINCE 1948 ROTAX METALS HAS BEEN THE FIRST CHOICE FOR HIGH QUALITY COPPER, BRASS AND BRONZE PRODUCTS FOR A VARIETY OF INDUSTRIES:
Artisans and Sculptures
Finishing, Polishing & Plating
Glass & Mirror
Marine Repair & Supply
Tool & Die