Plumbers’ merchant has new home after sell-off | Business

Saint-Gobain, the French building materials group, has signed binding agreements to sell its Graham Plumbers Merchant business in the UK to UK Plumbing Supplies and Wolseley for an undisclosed sum.

The company, headquartered in Paris, said yesterday that UK Plumbing Supplies would acquire most of the Graham branches, the Graham brand and website name, while Wolseley would buy a smaller number of branches.

The Graham Plumbers Merchant business is a distributor of plumbing, heating and sanitary products with sales of approximately €260 million last year.

The company started in Glasgow in 1936 under the name Thomas Graham & Son and today has approximately 130 outlets and 840 employees.

Saint-Gobain can trace its history back to 1665, when it was a revolutionary

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