Plumbers merchant Plumbase, part of Grafton Merchanting GB, has a new spares business, thanks to the integration of the Shoreheat business into the new Sparesbase brand.
The first Sparesbase branch opened at Crowborough in East Sussex yesterday (September 10);
The new Sparesbase brand will also integrate Time & Temperature, an existing Plumbase spares business to make 37 Sparesbase stores, across the country, offering in-store boiler and heating spares, solar spares and controls.
The plan is to open additional stores within existing Plumbase branches, taking the total to 67 stores nationally, with further expansion also planned.
“The integration of these two major players in the spares business makes it exciting times for the industry,” said Sparesbase business development director, Aidan Ogle. “Both have fantastic reputations for their level of service and expertise, and it’s these strengths that will be built upon as part of a bigger group.
“Sparesbase is led by customer requirement: we take pride in offering excellent stock availability in stores where people need it. This is supported by specialist knowledge, with staff understanding the needs of heating engineers. For us it’s all about being the best spares specialist across boiler and heating spares, solar spares and controls.”
“Plumbase has a strong reputation for both a professional and knowledgeable service, and the Sparesbase offering will complement existing businesses within the Plumbase Group,” said Andy Gribble, Plumbase managing director.