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BSS Industrial
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
Travis Perkins
in December 2010. History[edit] The company was founded in the East Midlands
East Midlands
1899 as British Steam Specialties.[1] 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
Travis Perkins
on 28 May 2010,[2] an acquisition which was completed on 14 December 2010 as BSS Group shares were delisted from the London Stock Exchange.[3] Operations[edit] BSS Industrial
BSS Industrial
is a market leader[citation needed] 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.[4] This infrastructure is supported by a central warehouse at Lutterworth
in The Midlands
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. References[edit]

^ BSS Industrial
BSS Industrial
Brief History Archived 2014-07-15 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Fletcher, Nick (28 May 2010). "BSS jumps 34% after £553m offer from Travis Perkins". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 28 May 2010.  ^ Goh, Brenda (14 December 2010). " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
keeps outlook as revenues rise". Reuters. Retrieved 14 December 2010.  ^ BSS Industr