Friday 30 September 2016

Woodie's DIY owner Grafton acquires UK timber business

Paul O'Donoghue

Published 05/01/2016 | 07:34

Grafton boss Gavin Slark
Grafton boss Gavin Slark

Irish builders' merchanting and DIY company Grafton Group, which owns Woodie's DIY, has expanded further in the UK after completing the acquisition of T Brewer & Co Ltd.

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T Brewer is a London based specialist timber business that trades from three branches in Clapham, Enfield and Amersham.

It generated revenue of approximately £14m (€19m) in 2015.

Grafton said the deal "extends coverage of the merchanting market in the London area and provides a further opportunity for the profitable growth of the group".

The company, which in Ireland owns the Woodies DIY and Atlantic Homecare chains, generated 75pc of its £2.08bn (€2.9bn) revenue in the UK in 2014.

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