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SCA Timber Supply UK buys Swedscot Timber

Timber importer and distributor SCA Timber has bought Swedscot Timber Ltd based in Cumbernauld, Scotland.

SCA Timber Supply UK comprises of 3 business streams located at; Stoke, Welshpool and Melton and now Cumbernauld. It supplies a range of timber and associated products to the home improvement and building material sector. Combined, SCA has a manufacturing capability of 140,000cu m and 15,000cu m timber treatment facilities.

Swedscot, who service the builder’s merchant market with timber and associated products, was established in 2003 and has been based in Cumbernauld since 2011.

SCA has also acquired additional property next to the Swedscot operation in order to expand upon current trading activities.

 

All existing Swedscot employees will remain under the leadership of the previous owner, Steven McRitchie, who now becomes General Manager for the Scottish operation which will be rebranded as SCA Merchant Services.

 

SCA Timber Supply UK Managing Director John Griffiths said: “We have been interested in expanding our distribution capabilities into Scotland to offer a national distribution solution for our Merchant customer base. We are delighted to have acquired Swedscot in addition to retaining the services of Steven McRitchie and his team.”

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