Wienerberger has announced the acquisition of UK based BPD Holdings Limited to further expand its roof accessory offering.
The company hopes that the acquisition will also complement its existing roof product portfolio in the UK and Europe.
As a producer of roof underlays, wall and construction membranes, building ventilation systems and specialist roof products, it is hoped that BPD will become a centre of excellence for roofing solutions within Wienerberger.
BPD will be tasked with developing solutions designed to be implemented and sold across the broader Wienerberger network, leveraging the combined regional strengths and product expertise.
With a large product offering including the Protect, Passivent, Glidevale and Kingfisher brands, as well as a tailor-made solutions service, BPD operates two UK production sites in Nottinghamshire and South Wales. BPD has over 200 employees and most recently generated annual revenues of around £30 million.
Wienerberger AG CEO, Heimo Scheuch, commented: “The UK is one of the strongest and most innovative markets for roofing products, and a key growth area for us as a business. The acquisition of BPD will strengthen our own position as a full-range roof systems supplier thanks to their reputation for innovation and production expertise. BPD’s specialist roof accessories are a perfect fit with our existing roof portfolio and we look forward to being able to promote them throughout the UK and Europe.”
Wienerberger’s growth strategy is said to be focused on advancing its market position in the roof, façade, wall and paver sectors, bringing building materials solutions for the whole building envelope to the construction industry.
Growth is planned to be generated through innovation, new product development and selective bolt-on acquisitions. In the UK, Wienerberger currently operates a total of 14 manufacturing plants and employs a workforce of 1,200 people.
For further information, visit www.wienerberger.co.uk.