Huws Gray is delighted to announce its recent acquisition of its 60th branch and second acquisition in the West Yorkshire area, having recently completed the purchase of Bradford based M.J Moulson Builders Merchants.
Huws Gray now employs just short of 800 employees in 60 different trading locations, with the addition of the new Bradford branch and its acquisition of James Wilby earlier this year significantly strengthening its presence in Yorkshire.
Terry Owen, Huws Gray Managing Director, commented: “We’re delighted to make this acquisition on the back of the successful acquisition of James Wilby earlier this year. Moulsons are a well-respected business in the area and have built up a fantastic reputation – we’re determined to make sure that Huws Gray builds on the fantastic work that the previous owners have done here and develop the branch alongside the existing team in 2017 and beyond.”
M.J. Moulson is one of Bradford’s oldest builders’ merchants and has been established since 1810. Previously a building contractor with an enviable reputation, it was decided at an early stage to combine the supply of building materials to other builders and contractors within the area. In 1977 the company decided to concentrate on merchanting and has grown ever since with the business operating from the three acre site.
Steve Liles, M.J. Moulson Director, commented: “As a company we’ve had great success over the years, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the trade and public in the area and assisting them with their building & DIY requirements. We’re delighted to be leaving the business in such good hands as they are looking to improve and invest even further. We’re excited to see what’s in store for M.J. Moulson under the Huws Gray umbrella. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the knowledgeable staff and all our customers for the support over the years, Moulsons wouldn’t have been such a success without them and we are certain that they will be well looked after by Huws Gray.”
Terry is excited about the company’s milestone and looking in to the future, adding: “As a company, we have always aimed to reinvest in new branches and our existing locations so we can keep pushing the company forward as well as ensuring we can offer our employees new challenges and opportunities. The opening of our 60th branch is a fantastic achievement for us from starting in 1990 on Anglesey, we’re looking forward to see what the future has in store for us.”