Bradfords acquires Solo

7 August 2018

Bradfords Building Supplies has announced the acquisition of Archmartin Ltd, trading as Solo Building Supplies.

Solo Building Supplies operates from a single site in Penzance, in Cornwall and its acquisition improves Bradfords’ branch coverage in the area. It also provides an opportunity to serve other nearby towns.

Solo, which has been trading for almost 10 years, is a general builders’ merchant specialising in building materials, timber, landscaping, and plumbing and heating products. It also has a bathroom and tile showroom in a separate adjacent building on the same site.

“I am delighted to welcome Solo into the Bradfords family,” said David Young, Bradfords Building Supplies’ managing director.

“The two businesses are a great fit – Bradfords will benefit from Solo’s geographic location, customer base and expertise whilst Solo will be able to grow and develop its potential as part of a bigger business.”

Solo becomes the 43rd branch in the Bradfords Building Supplies network and marks another significant step in the company’s ambitious growth plans.

It is currently one of the largest independent builders merchants in the UK and has been supplying materials to the trade for more 200 years. It has 43 branches throughout the south-west, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The company employs more than 600 people and stocks over 16,000 products. There are nine kitchen and bathroom showrooms and 20 tool hire branches within the network.