Business Model and Strategy

Our objective is to be a leading international distributor of building materials and related activities. This objective is supported by our five strategic priorities.

The success of the Group is based on


Strong relationships with our customers.

The contribution and commitment of our colleagues.

An efficient network of trusted suppliers.

A strong financial base to fund ongoing development and acquisition activity.

Recognising our responsibility as a member of the communities where our branches are located.
Business Activities

We add value by building on our strengths and leading market positions

Key Strengths

  • Leading market positions and brands in each of the countries in which we operate.
  • Sound financial metrics based on excellent cash generation, a strong balance sheet and the financial resources to fund ongoing development activity.
  • A geographically diversified network of branches with opportunities for further growth through acquisition and organic development.
  • A portfolio of highly cash generative and profitable businesses.
  • A customer service orientated culture and the scale and breadth of operations to create a competitive advantage in local markets.
  • Strong, capable, highly motivated and experienced management teams.
  • Skills and experience in acquiring and integrating businesses.
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