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Ferguson is the leading distributor of plumbing and heating products in the USA. It operates nationally serving the residential, commercial, civil and industrial markets.
The US business operates primarily under the Ferguson brand and is the market leading distributor of plumbing and heating products in the USA. It operates nationally serving the residential, commercial, civil and industrial markets. The largest end market for Ferguson is residential which represents about 50 per cent of sales, commercial about 35 per cent of sales and the remainder is split between civil/infrastructure and industrial. Ferguson predominantly serves the Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (“RMI”) markets, with relatively low exposure to the new construction market.
Ferguson operates 1,448 branches serving all 50 states with 26,501 associates. The branches are served by 10 distribution centres, providing same day and next day product availability, a key competitive advantage and an important requirement for customers.
In line with the Group’s strategy the business aims to strengthen its position in existing and adjacent markets through bolt-on acquisitions. Nine bolt-on acquisitions were completed during the year across a majority of the business units and product categories.
For strategic planning purposes we have nine customer SBUs. Blended Branches predominantly splits into three SBUs (Residential trade, Residential showroom and Commercial) with the remaining revenue allocated to the corresponding standalone business unit.