Big River acquires United Building Products

by | Nov 23, 2021

Big RiverBig River Group will soon expand its network nationally after recently acquiring building supplies specialist, United Building Products.

Located in the growth region of Wollongong in New South Wales’ Illawarra, United Building Products is a strong complement to the company’s existing site at Kiama, which is focused on the South Coast and Southern Highlands areas.

United Building Products has been servicing the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Highlands and Sydney regions for over 30 years, and has grown to be one of the largest building materials distribution businesses in the Illawarra region.

With its extensive range of building materials, timber and hardware it complements Big River’s Building Products sites, supplying predominantly into the residential and commercial construction markets and offering an enhanced service and product range for existing Big River clients.

The acquisition sees the combined successful operating histories of the two businesses to create a larger offering from Big River, taking its number of sites to six across New South Wales and the ACT – totaling 23 in what is the largest construction market in Australia and New Zealand.

The acquisition is further enhanced by the strong product, supplier and customer synergies that exist, with each company consistently delivering high quality customer service relationship building, competitive pricing and exceptional delivery service.

Big River Chief Executive Officer, Jim Bindon, said there is a quality team already running United Building Products who will remain and continue to manage the business with Mark Hogan as Branch Manager.

“I look forward to their contribution right across the Big River business in the future,” he said.

Big River has been operating for over 110 years, manufacturing and distributing timber and steel formwork products, timber flooring, building products, structural plywood and related timber products. It also distributes a broad range of building products, including MaxiWall and MaxiFloor, primarily to the commercial, residential and infrastructure construction market segments.

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