Richard Burbidge signs contract with Fortis

Published:  05 March, 2014

Stairparts and moulding specialist Richard Burbidge has signed a contract with Fortis, the timber, building and lightside merchant purchasing group.

The contract incorporates the supply of stairparts, mouldings and outdoor balustrade range, with the new partnership making it easier for independent merchants to access Richard Burbidge products.

Mark Wood, director of business development at Richard Burbidge, said: “We are delighted to join forces with the Fortis group and are very excited about the opportunity this presents, in terms of developing strong relationships and maximising combined business opportunities over an extended period of time.”

Andy Griffiths from Boys & Boden, a member of Fortis, added: “Richard Burbidge products are already used widely across the independent merchant sector, and are renowned for high quality. The partnership allows Fortis members to work more closely with the manufacturer and will provide more opportunity to sell Richard Burbidge’s wide range of products.”

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