The established Scottish offsite manufacturing specialists, as well as full timber frame housing kit manufacturers, Scotframe Timber Engineering has announced that they have been acquired by a multinational construction group. The offsite manufacturer of timber frame housing solutions has been acquired by Saint-Gobain.
Scotframe has their headquarters in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and has over 160 employees. The company had reported sales last year of around £30 million. The company has become well-known for providing modular housing and is a market leader in the manufacture and supply of closed panel systems. On top of this, Scotframe works to supply customers with full timber frame housing kits to be installed by small and medium sized builders, developers or self-builders across the UK.
This acquisition marks a new start for the offsite manufacturing experts and there is a great deal of potential in becoming a part of Saint-Gobain group. The multi-national construction group has a great reputation and shows a good level of business strength which could lead to an equally strong future for Scotframe.
The Saint-Gobain Group was first established in 1655 in north east France. The company was the first to produce glass on an industrial scale and has since managed to expand, working in a number of different locations around the world. The construction group has a strong presence in Scotland and has recently completed the Queensferry Crossing which is known for being the longest three-tower cable-stayed bridge in the world.
The Founder and MD of Scotframe, Bob Edwards will be staying with the company and will continue working as Managing Director after the acquisition. It is also thought that following the takeover Scotframe will continue to operate business as usual, working to serve customers with high-quality manufactured products. Bob Edwards has said that nothing will change for Scotframe customers, but the company will be making the most of an opportunity to be a part of a global construction group.