Eight Cemco members to join PHG

Published:  20 December, 2012

Duftons, John Nicholls, Plumbcity, Plumbstop, Richmonds, Spinks, Stuart Plumbing & Heating Supplies and Tucker French have decided to join PHG the newly formed specialist plumbing and heating buying group.

Updated 7 January 2013

PHG Chairman David Pochin commenting on this news said: "The Plumbing and Heating Group (PHG) was conceived back in July to become the leading buying organisation for plumbing, heating and sanitaryware products. This was always going to be a tough challenge without the leading plumbers’ merchants from the Cemco group and thus we are absolutely delighted that eight of them will now be joining us from 1 February 1, 2013.

"Inevitably, much hard work will be required to ensure the integration of the former Cemco members and our other new recruits, MKM and Plumco, but we have plenty of ability around our enlarged table and we are confident that this will be successfully achieved.

"Clearly, PHG now offers suppliers the very best independent route to market and we are looking forward to working with them to our mutual benefit.’’

Matthew Harrison of Spinks, speaking on behalf of the new members said: "We met with PHG for the first time only last month and that was really to discuss possible future collaboration but it became readily apparent to all of us that our futures would be better together rather than apart. All of us share the ethos of the PHG founders and we are extremely excited about us working together to create a very special buying organization.’’

Updated 7 January 2013

Following the announcement on December 19 2012 regarding Cemco has advised that John Nicholls has now decided not to join PHG but to retain its full membership of the Cemco network. PHG respects and readily accepts Nicholls’ decision.

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