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16th May 2019
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Latest member, Vado, boosts BMF P&H Sector
The Builders Merchants Federation's Plumbing & Heating Sector is rapidly gaining momentum and attracting more specialists to join the Federation. The BMF's latest new member, Vado, is one of the country's best-known manufacturers of taps, showers, accessories and fittings.
Established in 1988, Somerset-based Vado has an annual turnover of £30m and employs 160 people. It is now part of the Norcros Group and its high end bathroom brassware is specified for projects around the world.
"We are delighted to be a part of the BMF," says Jim Williams, Vado UK managing director says. "Merchants have been a key part of our growth in recent years and are definitely key to our future plans. BMF membership will help us in our aims to get closer to our merchant customer base, understanding their needs and positioning ourselves to better service them."
Welcoming Vado to the BMF, managing director John Newcomb, said: "I'm delighted that Vado sees the benefit of BMF membership to help them develop stronger relationships with merchant customers. The formation of the specialist Plumbing & Heating Sector earlier this year has given a real impetus to that section of the market with the Federation. Our first P&H group meeting delivered real value for the 23 merchant and supplier companies in attendance, and the value of participation will undoubtedly multiply as more specialists, like Vado, get involved."
The BMF's total membership exceeds 450 merchant and supplier companies who together have combined sales of £12.5bn-plus and employ more than 80,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF's 300 merchant members operate somw 2500 branches in the UK.
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