Jewson management ‘delighted’ with Stark move

The management team of Saint Gobain Building Distribution has welcomed its acquisition this morning (Monday December 12) by Danish building materials distributor The Stark Group.

Mike Newnham, CEO Saint-Gobain Building Distribution UK said: “Saint-Gobain is a great business and our distribution businesses are proud to have been part of the Group for more than 20 years. We’re now delighted to be joining The STARK Group and entering a new chapter of growth for our businesses and our 8,900 dedicated colleagues. We’ll continue to focus on developing our services and solutions and delivering a great customer experience right across our brands to the 100,000’s of customers who rely on us each week to deliver their projects. Looking forward the construction industry has a very important role to play helping customers to decarbonise homes and renovate homes, and build good quality buildings and infrastructure for the future.”

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At Jewson, one of the businesses affected, managing director Nadine Matthews said: “Under Saint-Gobain’s ownership Jewson has developed its offer for customers a huge amount. We’re delighted to be embarking on the next phase of our journey under the new ownership of The STARK Group. We’re transforming how we serve our local builders and trade customers from our nationwide Jewson network in line with our commitment to provide a market leading and hassle free customer experience. Equally for National housebuilders we have a growing network of strategically located supply chain hubs that support these customers with the increasingly sustainable solutions they need. Our Jewson Partnership Solutions brand is innovating its offer to help social housing customers provide people with high quality, efficient homes.

“Our unique Build Aviator end to end estimating and project management service is taking hassle away for customers and our digital transformation is well underway. With The Stark Group’s support and backing, and with more than 6,200 brilliant colleagues in our Jewson family, we’re confident about the tremendous opportunities in the construction market in the years ahead.”

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