GE Robinson buys Craven Timber

Timber importer and merchant GE Robinson has made its first acquisition in Yorkshire having bought Craven Timber (Batley) Ltd, based in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire.

GE Robinson is part of the Haldane Shiells Group, with sites in Salford and Walsall. Going forward the new business will trade as ‘Craven Timber’.

Craven Timber  has grown since 1995 under the leadership of Ian Farmer and Patrick Bingham, both of whom will continue to work in the business along with the existing staff.

GE Robinson managing director Andrew Gerrard said: “Craven Timber is an extremely well-run business and it has been a pleasure to work with Ian and Pat to bring the business on board.  We want to continue to build on the work that they and their team have done over the last 22 years. We are looking forward to further developing the site and continuing to offer a good service to the local area and beyond. We have no doubt that we can take Craven Timber to the next level and offer both new and existing customers a wide range of products available in stock ready for when they need it.”


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