Timber frame housing kit manufacturers, Scotframe Timber Engineering, has been acquired by multinational construction group, Saint-Gobain.
Scotframe, which is headquartered in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, has more than 160 employees and reported sales last year of £30 million. The company is known for providing modular housing and closed panel systems. In addition, it provides full timber frame housing kits for small and medium sized builders, developers, and self-builders throughout the UK.
Bob Edwards, Managing Director of Scotframe said: “This is an exciting time for Scotframe and for all our dedicated colleagues. Having established the business 28 years ago the sale of Scotframe is a tremendous milestone in our evolution.
“I am delighted that we will be beginning this new chapter as part of the Saint-Gobain group, a tremendous company with a fantastic reputation and great strength.”
The Saint-Gobain Group, established in north east France in 1655 was the first enterprise to produce glass on an industrial scale and has since spread across the globe. It has a strong presence in Scotland, and helped build the recently completed Queensferry Crossing.
Mr Edwards said: “I will continue to run Scotframe and for our customers nothing will change – we continue to operate business as usual. For our colleagues who make our business such a success this is a terrific opportunity to be part of a global group with 18,000 colleagues in the UK alone and a culture of valuing personal development and growth – so many new opportunities for our business.”
Mike Newnham, Chief Executive of Saint-Gobain Building and Distribution in UK and Ireland said: ‘I am delighted that the founder and MD of Scotframe, Bob Edwards, will continue as Managing Director following this acquisition, so Scotframe will continue business as usual, serving customers and manufacturing high-quality products.”
Saint-Gobain operates in 68 countries, and has over 180,000 employees, including over 18,000 in the UK and Ireland. The company recorded more than €39.1billion in sales last year.