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Travis Perkins buys air conditioning contractor


A Stockport-based air conditioning contractor has been bought by builders’ merchants Travis Perkins.

TF Solutions will become part of the BSS Contract Merchanting Division of the Travis Perkins Group.

The air conditioning and refrigeration business was established in 2001 and employs 48 people at three branches trading across the whole of the UK. The company made a pre-tax profit of £1.5m on a turnover of £11.8m for the year to the end of Ddecember 2015.

It will diversify the BSS portfolio, which covers a range of sectors supporting contractors with specialist pipeline, heating and mechanical services equipment.

Frank Elkins, divisional chief executive of Contract Merchanting at BSS, said: “TF Solutions have an extremely strong identity within the air conditioning and refrigeration market which perfectly complements those which in which BSS already operates. In terms of product, the TF Solutions range will enhance BSS’s product offering and support us to offer a one stop shop for our HVAC customers.”

Andrew Cherrill, the new managing director at TF Solutions, said: “This is truly exciting times for TF, joining the largest specialist supplier of mechanical services in the UK and having the backing and support of the BSS umbrella means that not only can we continue with our first class service ethos, we can now implement our growth strategy in the AC marketplace, increasing our presence and our support to customers.”

BSS became part of the Travis Perkins Group in 2010 and it has 58 branches and employing approximately 1,200 people.

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Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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