Bradfords Building Supplies acquires Archmartin Ltd

Archmartin Ltd, trading as Solo Building Supplies, has been acquired by Bradfords Building Supplies, according to the Timber Trades Journal Online.

Based in Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom (U.K.), Solo Building Supplies will improve Bradfords’ coverage in the area, and also offer opportunities to expand into other nearby towns. A general builders’ merchant specialising in building materials and timber, among others, Solo has been in business for approximately a decade.

Bradfords is one of the biggest independent builders merchants in the U.K., having been in the trade for more than 200 years, employing 600 people and offering more than 16,000 products.

“I am delighted to welcome Solo into the Bradfords family,” David Young, managing director of Bradfords, said to the Timber Trades Journal Online. “The two businesses are a great fit – Bradfords will benefit from Solo’s geographic location, customer base and expertise whilst Solo will be able to grow and develop its potential as part of a bigger business.”