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Jewson completes Build Center integration

Jewson has completed the successful integration of 98 Build Center branches strengthening its position as the UK’s leading builders’ merchant with over 600 branches in the UK. Jewson acquired the Build Center business from Wolseley UK in November 2011.

Notable regions of growth include London and the South East, as well as the North of England. 33 new branches have been added to both of these regions. For customers this means even greater convenience, with a local Jewson available to them wherever they are in the UK. As part of the integration sixteen new Tool Hire branches have also opened with more scheduled for the next few weeks and 11 new George Boyd branches have been unveiled. Jewson has invested millions to increase the product range on offer within the branches and to ensure excellent availability, thereby offering the best service possible to customers.

Critical to the success of the integration has been a strong project team who have worked tirelessly to complete the process in just four months, supported by consulting partners Ernst & Young.

Customers, as well as staff that have joined Jewson, have been at the heart of the operation with regular communication, support and training provided to ensure a high level of customer service has been maintained throughout.

Commenting on the successful completion of the integration, Peter Stringer, managing director of Jewson said: “This is the largest acquisition and integration of a builders’ merchant business in the UK for over a decade. The dedication of Jewson staff and our new colleagues from Build Center has been instrumental to this massive achievement. We now look forward to providing an even better service to our trade customers through our increased presence and wider product offering.”

Source : Builders’ Merchants News

08 October 2012
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