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Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
plc is a British builders' merchant and home improvement retailer based in Northampton. It operates 1,900 outlets, and has more than 27,000 employees in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
& Ireland. Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is part of the FTSE 250.


1 History 2 Operations 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] The company began in 1797, when the Benjamin Ingram company of joiners and carpenters was founded.[4] Benjamin Ingram subsequently merged with Perkins to become Ingram Perkins.[5] Ingram Perkins then merged with Sandell Smythe & Drayson in 1970 to form Sandell Perkins.[6] Sandell Perkins was first listed on the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange
in 1986, shortly before it merged with Travis & Arnold in 1988 to form Travis Perkins.[4] Subsequent acquisitions have included Sherry & Haycock (Bournemouth), AAH (46 branches) in 1994,[4] BMSS (26 branches) in 1996,[4] Keyline Builders Merchants (101 branches)[7] and Sharpe & Fisher (38 branches) in 1998,[4] Broombys Limited (9 branches) in 2000,[8] City Plumbing Supplies Limited (48 branches)[9] and Commercial Ceiling Factors (20 distribution centres) in 2002,[10] Jayhard (53 branches)[11] and B&G (12 branches) in 2003,[12] Wickes
(171 stores) in December 2004[13] and Tile Giant in November 2007.[14] In May 2008, Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
invested in online marketplace between tradesmen and homeowners, MyBuilder.[15] In May 2010, Travis Perkins made a successful offer to acquire BSS Group
BSS Group
for £553m[16] and then acquired the remaining 70% stake in Toolstation
in January 2012[17] and the whole of Solfex in January 2013.[18] Operations[edit] The company's product lines include general building materials, kitchens and bathrooms, hand and power tools, landscaping materials, painting and decorating materials, timber and joists. The company is structured around four divisions and 21 businesses:[19] General Merchanting

Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
– general builders' merchant Benchmarx – trade supplier of kitchens and joinery

Contract Merchanting

BSS – specialist distributor of heating, ventilation, tools, pipeline CCF – distributor of insulation, dry-lining, partitioning Keyline – heavyside and civils merchant Rudridge- groundwork, civil engineering and drainage materials

Plumbing & Heating

Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS) – bathroom, heating and plumbing products to trade and public Direct Heating Spares (DHS) – heating spares City Plumbing Supplies (CPS) – specialists in plumbing and heating supplies to the trade and public Connections – distributor of plumbing and heating products City Heating Spares (CHS) – heating spares F & P Wholesale – plumbing and heating supplies SBS – "Sustainable Building Solutions" Birchwood Price Tools – wholesaler of power tools, hand tools and site equipment, including clothing brand, Scruffs The Underfloor Heating Store – Underfloor Heating Specialists


– home improvement stores Toolstation
– direct sale and online supplier of trade tools, accessories and hardware products Tile Giant – tile and ceramics merchant Insulation Giant – insulation and drylining merchant

See also[edit]

Constance Travis


^ a b c "Preliminary Results 2017" (PDF). Travis Perkins. Retrieved 30 March 2018.  ^ "Who we are". Travis Perkins. Retrieved 28 April 2017.  ^ " Grade II listed building
Grade II listed building
on Crown Road / Southbury Road" (PDF). Enfield Society. Retrieved 18 December 2016.  ^ a b c d e "History". Travis Perkins. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ "Bow Creek/River Lea - Leamouth". EDith's Streets. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ "Paddington: Economic History, in A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9, Hampstead, Paddington, ed. C R Elrington". London. 1989. pp. 233–241. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
seals £181.5m deal for rival Keyline chain". CN Plus. 6 May 1999. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
Annual Report 2000" (PDF).  ^ " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
Buys City Plumbing Supplies for £38.2m". Hemscott. 1 July 2002. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
in pounds 45m CCF deal". Birmingham Post. 3 October 2002. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
PLC said it has acquired Jayhard Ltd for 26.5 mln stg cash". Desktop trader. 1 August 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
has acquired B&G". Business sale. 1 October 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
buys Wickes
chain". BBC. 16 December 2004. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
snaps up Tile Giant". Retail
Week. 15 November 2007. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
takes mybuilder.com stake". This is money. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ Fletcher, Nick (28 May 2010). "BSS jumps 34% after £553m offer from Travis Perkins". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 28 May 2010.  ^ " Wickes
owner buys remaining 70% of Toolstation". Retail
Gazette. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ " Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins
buys renewables firm as part of Green Deal push". Greenwise business. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2015.  ^ Travis Perkins: Our businesses

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