Natural slate producer CUPA GROUP has announced that it now owns 100% of Burton Roofing Merchants.

CUPA has acquired the remaining share capital in the independent roofing materials distributor from the Estate of Peter Burton. It first invested in Burton Roofing in 2008.

Burton Roofing’s recent acquisition of fellow roofing materials distributor Brian Gow Roofing Warehouse further consolidate its position in the UK market, adding three new distribution warehouses in South East England and bringing a total aggregate turnover of approximately £60 million.

CUPA GROUP CEO Javier Fernández (pictured) said: "With the addition of Brian Gow, Burton Roofing will significantly expand its local presence in South East England, consolidating its position as one of the UK’s largest independent specialist distributor of roofing materials.

“Led by Paul Hattee, the company will operate 13 distribution centers across the UK, making it an attractive partner for the construction industry.

“Our continued investment in Burton Roofing, also demonstrates CUPA’s confidence in the long term prospects of the UK’s roofing materials market and its firm commitment to internationalisation and growth."