M&J parent company acquires South Lanarkshire Building Supplies

11 December 2019

M&J Builders Merchants’ (M&J) parent company, Rodger Group Ltd, has acquired independent builders’ merchant, South Lanarkshire Building Supplies (SLB), adding a fourth location to the Group.

SLB, which was part of the NBG Buying Group has ceased its membership and has joined M&J’s buying group, The h&b Buying Group. It is a mixed heavyside and lightside merchant, holding a substantial range of products within its four acre site. M&J is located in Greenock (two locations) and Largs and is a leading supplier of high quality timber, building, insulation and landscaping materials.

“SLB is already a very successful business, with a great reputation for service,” said SLB director Stephen Queen. “Being part of the enlarged Group will bring opportunities for growth and new avenues for development. It is an exciting prospect both for M&J and for all at SLB.”

“Being part of The h&b Buying Group allows us to have access to better buying across all our products and our buying group’s collective turnover is fast approaching £1bn from its 90-plus members, enabling us to negotiate the best deals with the manufacturers,” said Mark Rodger, managing director of Rodger Group. “Being a family run independent business, however, we can still offer that personal service.

“SLB compliments our already well-established brand in Scotland and this new acquisition fits exceptionally well with our vision to be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, suppliers and communities.”

The existing SLB branch management team as well as all staff are remaining in their current roles and it will continue to trade as a separate business, linking closely to the other branches in the Group.