Grafton Merchanting GB acquires timber merchant Beaumont Forest Products, will merge with Grafton's Buildbase Division, one of the UK's fastest-growing builders merchant
July 1, 2014
– Today, 30 June 2014 Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd is pleased to announce that it has acquired Beaumont Forest Products Limited.
Beaumont, an independent timber merchant with three branches - located in Ascot, High Wycombe and Hoddesdon - will become part of Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd’s Buildbase Division, the UK's fastest growing builders merchants. The acquisition will widen the company area of operation, enabling it to better serve customers with timber products across the South East.
Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd will be investing in the three branches, expanding the stock range and introducing Hirebase and Electricbase to further meet the needs of local tradesmen. The Timber specialism that is core to the Beaumont business will provide another important specialism to the Buildbase branch network.
Mark Kelly, CEO at Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd said: “We are delighted to be able to extend our specialist timber products and services to building professionals in the South East. As well as welcoming new customers, we can reassure existing customers that that they will retain all of their existing terms as well as the added benefit of being able to trade across the Buildbase network.
Furthermore existing Beaumont employees will become part of our team, benefiting from being part of a large group. We look forward to working with them and being part of the local community.”
About Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd
Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd was established in April 2008 to integrate Grafton Group’s GB merchanting businesses within a single structure. It is a major player in the builders and plumbers merchants industry because it brings together the majority of Grafton Group’s merchant subsidiaries in Great Britain. It trades from more than 400 locations, employs approximately 4800 staff and has a turnover in excess of £1bn. Its businesses are leading merchants and specialists in their own fields. Well-known brands include Buildbase, Buildbase Civils & Lintels, Hirebase, PDM, Plumbase and Electricbase.
Buildbase is one of the UK's fastest growing builders merchants with more than 175 branches, which have been serving local trades people for many years, with knowledge and experience to match. Buildbase believes strongly in understanding the needs of the trade professional and the business is developed specifically to meet those demands - vast stock levels, high quality products, competitive pricing, reliable delivery, specialist staff and exceptional customer service. For more information visit www.buildbase.co.uk