Covers acquires OTBS builders’ merchants

Covers acquires OTBS builders’ merchants

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has acquired Orpington Timber & Building Supplies Ltd (OTBS) in Bexleyheath, Kent, strengthening its portfolio of branches in the South East to 15 depots.

The merchant, which already operates a depot at Longfield Road, Tunbridge Wells, as well as other branches in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, has confirmed the depot will trade as OTBS, Covers Bexleyheath.

Former owner Mike O’Kane will continue at OTBS as Depot Manager alongside his full team of existing employees.

Henry Green, Managing Director at Covers, said: “This is an exciting acquisition for Covers and means we can continue to expand our existing business in North Kent and reach new customers in the south east of Greater London. OTBS is a very successful business and we are delighted to welcome Mike and his team to the family. We look forward to working with them to support their excellent customer service and increase their product offering in due course.”

Mike added: “Covers has an enviable reputation in the trade so I am confident that OTBS will go from strength to strength under its guidance. We are pleased to be part of such an exceptional business.”

OTBS officially started trading as part of Covers on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

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