BSS Industrial is a British specialist distributor of heating,
ventilation, pipeline and mechanical services equipment based in
Leicester. The business was previously part of The BSS Group plc until
that group's acquisition by
Travis Perkins in December 2010.
The company was founded in the
East Midlands 1899 as British Steam
Specialties. High-profile acquisitions included Pegler & Louden
(a specialist valve distributor) in 2005. Other acquisitions by The
BSS Group plc included UBM Cadel (rebranded as PTS) in 1999, Price
Tools in 2006, Buck & Hickman in 2007, Birchwood Products in 2008,
Direct Heating Spares in 2009 and UGS – a privately owned
underground drainage merchant purchased in February 2010.
The BSS board accepted an indicative £553 million takeover offer from
Travis Perkins on 28 May 2010, an acquisition which was completed
on 14 December 2010 as BSS Group shares were delisted from the London
BSS Industrial is a market leader in the UK supply of
pipeline, process, heating and mechanical services equipment. Its
customers range from large national contractors to small, local
independents. Its primary route to market is via a nationwide network
of 63 branches. This infrastructure is supported by a central
The Midlands and a purpose-built tube
distribution centre in Coventry.
The business also contains a member of specialist divisions servicing
the industrial end-user market.
BSS Industrial Brief History Archived 2014-07-15 at the Wayback
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