Wolseley increases Irish presence

Wolseley increases Irish presence
Published: 02 August 2004

The leading European and North American distributor, Wolseley is substantially increasing its presence on the Irish market by the purchase of Brooks Group from the Finnish forest  products group UPM-Kymmene for €183m.  Brooks Group is the largest timber merchant and the third largest general builders’ merchant in Ireland, active through 18 branches in both the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland, employing a staff of 430.