Huws Gray announces first acquisition of 2019

One of the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchants are on the move again following their recent acquisition of K.F. Supplies (Market Weighton) following the addition of Ridgeons and Audley Builders Merchants towards the end of 2018.

K.F. Supplies are a well-established builders’ merchants with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. K.F. Supplies founding director Jean Freeman: ““It was important to us for the business to continue successfully supporting our customers in East Yorkshire, and for our dedicated and hardworking team to become part of a well-respected organisation which can offer them enhanced career prospects.

“Huws Gray is a good cultural fit and was therefore the right choice to purchase the business and continue its growth and success.”

Huws Gray have grown rapidly over the last 12 months; the company now operates from over 100 branches with 1800 employees. The recent acquisition of K.F. Supplies is the company’s first acquisition in East Yorkshire and the new branch is ideally located between Hull and York.

Terry Owen (Huws Gray Managing Director) commented on the recent acquisition: “It’s been a busy period for all of us following the acquisition of Ridgeons. We’re delighted to be on the acquisition trail again with the addition of K.F. Supplies to our branch network. It was a pleasure to work with the Freeman family during the acquisition process and we wish them the very best in the future.”

This latest acquisition is part of the company’s ambitious growth plan to strengthen their presence in the UK.  The news comes a couple of weeks before the company’s GIANT Trade Event where more than a thousand tradespeople and members of the public are set to descend on The Barn at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, for the Huws Gray Giant Trade Event on Wednesday April 17.