The National Timber Group (NTG) continues its rapid expansion plans with takeover of Scottish distributor Orchard Timber Products Ltd.
Orchard Timber, established in 2004, has annual revenue of £27m and is a specialist distributor of timber, sheet materials, kitchens, doors, solid wood flooring, and decking, supplying a range of local housebuilders, contractors, and RMI-focused joiners.
It is also the national distribution partner for Kährs Flooring and Kährs’ largest stockist in the UK, carrying over 20,000m2 of solid wood flooring at any given time.
Headquartered in Forfar, Scotland, the company has a second depot in Livingston and a sales office in Aberdeen.
NTG said the acquisition fulfils two strategic objectives for NTG. Geographically, it complements NTG’s footprint by extending its presence into West Lothian and up the North East coast of Scotland, filling gaps in the Group’s branch network.
Secondly, Orchard Timber’s strengths in solid wood flooring provide NTG with a highly complementary extension to its existing product range.
Orchard Timber and its customers will benefit from access to the processing and bespoke moulding capabilities of NTG following the deal.
Orchard Timber joins NTG’s Scottish division and will continue to trade under its trading name and brand, with owners Scott McKinlay, Kevin Golder and Stuart Fraser remaining in the business.
Scott McKinlay, managing director of Orchard Timber, said he and his fellow Orchard directors has for some time been considering how best to develop Orchard Timber Products further.
“When the opportunity came about to partner with National Timber Group, we were delighted to find we share the same passion and determination to drive the business forward,” he said.