Huws Gray has acquired its 60th branch and second acquisition in the West Yorkshire area, having completed the purchase of Bradford-based M.J Moulson Builders Merchants.

Employing just short of 800 employees in 60 different trading locations, with the addition of the new Bradford branch, Huws Gray also acquired James Wilby earlier this year - significantly strengthening its presence in Yorkshire.

Terry Owen, Managing Director of Huws Gray, said: “We’re delighted to make this acquisition on the back of the successful acquisition of James Wilby earlier this year. Moulsons is a well-respected business in the area and has built up a fantastic reputation. We’re determined to make sure that Huws Gray builds on the fantastic work that the previous owners have done here and develop the branch alongside the existing team in 2017 and beyond.”

M.J. Moulson is one of Bradford’s oldest builders’ merchants and has been established since 1810. Previously, solely a building contractor with an enviable reputation, it was decided at an early stage to combine the supply of building materials to other builders and contractors within the area. In 1977. the company decided to concentrate on merchanting and has grown ever since to be one of the largest independent builders’ merchants in the area with the business operating from a three-acre site.

Steve Liles, Director of M.J. Moulson, said: “As a company we’ve had great success over the years. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the trade and public in the area and assisting them with their building and DIY requirements.

“We’re delighted to be leaving the business in such good hands as Huws Gray is looking to improve and invest even further. We’re excited to see what’s in store for M.J. Moulson under the Huws Gray umbrella. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the knowledgeable staff and all of our customers for the support over the years. M.J. Moulson wouldn’t have been such a success without them and we are certain that they will be well looked after by Huws Gray.”

Excited about the company’s milestone and looking in to the future, Terry said: “As a company, we have always aimed to reinvest in new branches and our existing locations so we can keep pushing the company forward, as well as ensuring we can offer our employees new challenges and opportunities. The opening of our 60th branch is a fantastic achievement for us, from starting in 1990 on Anglesey, we’re looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for us.”