Huws Gray confirms double acquisition

Huws Gray confirms double acquisition

Anglesey-based Huws Gray builders’ merchant has confirmed the recent acquisition of two companies, which has further expanded its ever-growing branch portfolio.

It has acquired builders’ merchant Simmons of Stafford as well as specialist plumbing and heating business W.Dop & Son in Pwllheli (Gwynedd). These acquisitions increase the total number of Huws Gray branches to 57 with the number of employees now exceeding 700.

This makes it six acquisitions involving 12 new trading locations for Huws Gray in 2016. Huws Gray Managing Director Terry Owen commented: “We’re delighted with our latest acquisitions of Simmons of Stafford as this widens our activities in Staffordshire. It’s a fantastic fit for us in terms of location and links up our recent acquisition of Shropshire Building Supplies and our existing Stoke and Derby branches.

“W.Dop & Son in Pwllheli will allow us to expand our product offering in the Gwynedd area and beyond by offering quality plumbing and heating materials, as well as high-quality showroom products.”

Chris Simmons, Managing Director of Simmons, is confident that they have handed over the reins to a company that will further enhance the good reputation built up over the years: “We have been very impressed with Huws Gray’s approach and professionalism and we’re appreciative of the way its team has conducted the acquisition.

“I would like to thank our loyal customers for their support over the years and making Simmons the success it is today. We’re confident that Huws Gray will take the branch to the next level and we’re pleased to be leaving the company in such good hands.”

Tim Dop, of W.Dop & Son commented: “As a Welsh company established in 1956 we’re delighted to have completed a deal with a local company in Huws Gray. We’ve built up a very successful company with a good reputation and I would like to thank all our customers for their support over the years.”

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