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UK

The UK operates three businesses under the Wolseley brand predominantly in the trade market through 642 branches covering the whole country. These branches are served by six distribution centres providing same and next day product availability, a key service offering to our customers. The UK business mainly serves RMI markets, and has relatively low exposure to the new residential construction market. At 31 July 2017, Wolseley UK had 5,900 associates.

 

The UK business is currently in the first year of a major transformation programme to improve service to customers, performance and profitability.

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Business units

642

Branches

5,900

Associates

Business units

Wolseley UK operates three business units in the B2B market and has 642 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 is the largest business within the UK, representing 70% revenue. It operates under the Wolseley brand with a number of smaller brands including William Wilson and Soak.com. The businesses provide plumbing and heating products primarily to trade customers in the residential and commercial sectors, for RMI purposes.

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Market position

70%

Contribution to ongoing revenue in 2016/17

Pipe and Climate

The Pipe and Climate business distributes pipes, valves and fittings as well as air conditioning and refrigeration products to B2B customers in the commercial sector, mainly for non-residential new construction.

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Market position

16%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2016/17

Infrastructure

Infrastructure is a specialist in below ground drainage. Operating under the Burdens and Fusion brands. It serves the civil infrastructure and utilities markets. 

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Market position

14%

Contribution to ongoing revenue 2016/17

Key brands

Performance

£2,012m

Revenue 14% of group

£76m

Trading profit

3.8%

Trading margin

5-year performance £m (%)

Quarterly like-for-like revenue growth (%)

Revenue by market sector (%)