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Covers buys Orpington Timber


Builders and timber merchant Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has bought Bexleyheath merchant Orpington Timber & Building Supplies Ltd.

The acquisition brings Covers’ total number of branches across the south and south east to 15 and extends the compny’s coverage further north from its exiating branch in Longfield Road, Tunbridge Wells. OTBS officially started trading as part of Covers on Wednesday, January 3  will trade as OTBS, Covers Bexleyheath.

Former owner Mike O’Kane will continue at OTBS as depot manager alongside his full team of existing employees.

Covers managing director Henry Green said: “This is an exciting acquisition for Covers and means we can continue to expand our existing business in North Kent and reach new customers in the south east of Greater London. OTBS is a very successful business and we are delighted to welcome Mike and his team to the Covers family. We look forward to working with them to support their excellent customer service and increase their product offering in due course.”

O’Kane added: “Covers has an enviable reputation in the trade so I am confident that OTBS will go from strength to strength under its guidance. We are pleased to be part of such an exceptional business.”


About Fiona Russell-Horne

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