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www.wolseley.com

UK

The UK business, Wolseley UK, has market leading positions in plumbing and heating, infrastructure and adjacent businesses. The majority of the UK's revenue is generated from the RMI market, with low exposure to the new residential construction market.

 

We completed a review of operating strategy to return the business to profitable growth in September 2016. There are good opportunities to improve our customer propositions and transform the way we serve our customers and we have started an investment programme to enhance the customer experience and to generate better returns for shareholders.

Each business has its own competitors that range in size from large national companies to single branch owned operations.

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Business units

737

Branches

6,071

Employees

Business units

Wolseley UK operates three business units in the B2B market and has 737 branches covering the whole country. These branches are served by distribution centres providing same and next day product availability, a key service offering to our customers. The UK business predominantly serves RMI markets, and has relatively low exposure to the new residential construction market.

Plumbing and Heating

Plumbing and Heating business, which includes the Plumb Center, Parts Center, Drain Center, bcg, William Wilson and Soak.com brands, is a leading distributor of plumbing and heating products primarily to trade customers in the residential commercial sectors for RMI purposes. 

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Market position

71%

Contribution to ongoing revenue in 2015/16

Pipe Center and Climate Center

Pipe and Climate Center distribute pipes, valves, fittings, air conditioning and refrigeration products to B2B customers in the commercial sector.  Pipe and Climate Center generates the majority of its revenue from the non-residential new construction market.

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Market position

13%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2015/16

Infrastructure

Infrastructure is a specialist division operating under Burdens, Fusion, Utility Power Systems, Utility Fibre Systems and MCA brands. Its serves the civil infrastructure, utilities, power, fibre and hire and repair markets.

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Market position

16%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2015/16

Our brands

Plumb and Parts Center

With more than 500 branches nationwide, Plumb Parts and Drain Center is one of the UK's leading suppliers of plumbing, heating and drainage products to the trade, including heating systems, renewables, plumbing, drainage, bathrooms, showers, trade essentials and spare parts.

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Market position

508

Branches

3,048

Employees

Pipe and Climate Center

Pipe Center is a leading supplier of commercial and industrial pipe and heating systems. Climate Center is the UK’s largest distributor of refrigeration and air conditioning products.

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Market position

90

Branches

851

Employees

Performance

£1,996m

Revenue 14% of group

£74m

Trading profit

3.7%

Trading margin

5-year performance £m (%)

Quarterly like-for-like revenue growth (%)

Revenue by market sector (%)