|Type||Public limited company|
|Traded as||LSE: GFTU|
|Key people||Michael Chadwick(Chairman)
Gavin Slark (CEO)
|Revenue||€ 1,899.8 million (2013)|
|Operating income||€ 80.0 million (2013)|
|Net income||€ 62.1 million (2013)|
The company was established by William Chadwick as Chadwicks (Dublin) Ltd in 1902. It subsequently became Concrete Products of Ireland. It was the subject of an Initial Public Offering in 1965 and building materials company Marley subsequently took a 51% stake. Michael Chadwick bought out Marley and renamed the business Grafton Group in 1987. It bought British Dredging, a UK builders merchants, in 1998 and Jackson Building Centre, another UK builders merchants, in March 2003.
It also bought Plumbline, Scotland's largest independent plumbers merchants, in 2003 and Heiton Group, Ireland's largest independent plumbers merchants, in 2005. Then in 2006 it bought Plumbworld, one of the UK’s largest online bathroom retailers.
Towards the end of 2013, Grafton Group opened 10 showrooms and launched a brand new website by the name of Bohen, focusing on the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom industry.
- Preliminary Results 2013
- Michael Chadwick: Grafton Group Business & Finance, 2010
- Beating the Budget blues The Independent, 10 December 2011
- Grafton boosted by Heiton buy Construction News, 13 September 2005
- Plumbworld appoint new deputy Managing Director Journalism, 13 August 2012
- "Campaign unveiled to launch new kitchen, bedroom and bathroom brand Bohen". Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- Grafton group suffers from bad weather Builders Merchant Journal, 6 May 2010
- Grafton Merchanting buys online merchant Builder's Merchant News, 30 June 2010