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|Traded as||LSE: TPK|
|Founded||1988, through merger between Travis & Arnold & Sandell Perkins|
|Stuart Chambers (Chairman)|
John Carter (CEO)
|Products||Building and home improvement materials, tool hire|
|Revenue||£6,433.1 million (2017)|
|£367.8 million (2017)|
|£234.0 million (2017)|
Number of employees
|circa 28,000 (2017)|
|Subsidiaries||Wickes Toolstation Keyline City Plumbing BSS PTS|
Travis Perkins plc is a British builders' merchant and home improvement retailer based in Northampton. It operates 1,900 outlets, and has more than 27,000 employees in the United Kingdom & Ireland. Travis Perkins plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is part of the FTSE 250.
Ingram Perkins then merged with Sandell Smythe & Drayson in 1970 to form Sandell Perkins. Sandell Perkins was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1986, shortly before it merged with Travis & Arnold in 1988, to form Travis Perkins.
Subsequent acquisitions have included Sherry & Haycock (Bournemouth), AAH (46 branches) in 1994, BMSS (26 branches) in 1996, Keyline Builders Merchants (101 branches) and Sharpe & Fisher (38 branches) in 1998, Broombys Limited (9 branches) in 2000, City Plumbing Supplies Limited (48 branches) and Commercial Ceiling Factors (20 distribution centres) in 2002, Jayhard (53 branches) and B&G (12 branches) in 2003, Wickes (171 stores) in December 2004 and Tile Giant in November 2007.
In May 2008, Travis Perkins invested in online marketplace between tradesmen and homeowners, MyBuilder. In May 2010, Travis Perkins made a successful offer to acquire BSS Group for £553m, and then acquired the remaining 70% stake in Toolstation in January 2012, and the whole of Solfex in January 2013. In March 2017, then CEO John Carter signed the Armed Forces Covenant of the United Kingdom.
The company's product lines include general building materials, kitchens and bathrooms, hand and power tools, landscaping materials, painting and decorating materials, timber and joists, Tools, Plant & Equipment Hire . The company is structured around four divisions, and twenty three businesses:
- Travis Perkins – general builders' merchant & Tools, Plant & Equipment Hire
- Benchmarx – trade supplier of kitchens and joinery
- BSS – specialist distributor of heating, ventilation, tools, pipeline
- CCF – distributor of insulation, dry lining, partitioning
- Keyline – heavyside and civils merchant
- Rudridge – groundwork, civil engineering and drainage materials
Plumbing and Heating
- City Plumbing Supplies (CPS) – Specialists in plumbing and heating supplies to the trade and public
- Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS) – bathroom, heating and plumbing products to trade and public
- Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS)
- The Underfloor Heating Store (UFHS)
- Direct Heating Spares (DHS) – heating spares
- City Heating Spares (CHS) – heating spares
- National Shower Spares (NSS) - shower spares specialists; also stockists of new showers, pumps, and bathroom taps
- Solfex Energy Systems
- Birchwood Price Tools – wholesaler of power tools, hand tools and site equipment, including clothing brand, Scruffs
- F&P Wholesale – distributor of plumbing and heating products
- Connections – distributor of plumbing and heating products
- PlumbNation - distributor of plumbing and heating products
- Wickes – home improvement stores
- Tile Giant – tile and ceramics merchant
- Tool Station – direct sale and online supplier of trade tools, accessories and hardware products
- Insulation Giant (part of CCF) – insulation and drylining merchant
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- "Travis Perkins PLC said it has acquired Jayhard Ltd for 26.5 mln stg cash". Desktop trader. 1 August 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
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- "Wickes owner buys remaining 70% of Toolstation". Retail Gazette. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- "Travis Perkins buys renewables firm as part of Green Deal push". Greenwise business. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- Travis Perkins: Our businesses
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