Timber giant Inwido makes further move into UK
…and signals more to come
27th October 2015
Another major European inroad to the UK was revealed this week when Inwido UK, part of the £377million sales Swedish-based Inwido group, announced its acquisition of premium timber window and door business Jack Brunsdon & Son Limited, along with clear signals of further moves to follow.
Inwido’s CEO Håkan Jeppsson says the acquisition almost doubles the group’s presence in the UK. He added: “It also enables us to take a completely different approach to penetrating the attractive UK market.”
This was echoed by Inwido UK Managing Director Danny Hughes, who said: “Jack Brunsdon & Son complements our current UK business well and provides a good platform for Inwido to develop further its footprint across the UK”.
Family-run Brunsdon, operating through seven showrooms in the London area, with sales around £7.7million, joins existing Inwido UK businesses, Allan Bros of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Hajom and Pro-Tec, as well as Carlson in the RoI. Much of the group’s business in the UK and elsewhere is in timber with some other materials including aluminium and GRP.
Chris Brunsdon (pictured), the grandson of the founder Jack, and Managing Director of Jack Brunsdon & Son Ltd, said of the acquisition: “I am very excited by this opportunity and working with Inwido to continue the development of the brand and ensuring it becomes the premium brand in UK.”
Inwido claims to be Europe’s largest supplier of windows and doors, employing around 3,300 people and with sales approaching £400million through operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania and Poland as well as the UK.
The acquisition is the second of its kind in the industry in a little over a month after Press Glass UK, sister company of Press Glass SA, Poland, acquired the family run Glass Systems Group, also with strong signals of more developments to follow - See here.