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GAP extends reach with acquisition of two SIG companies

General All-Purpose Plastics (GAP); the Lancashire-based manufacturer, stockist and distributor of PVC-U roofline, doors and windows, has announced the acquisition of SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows from SIG UK Exteriors.

The deal includes 66 depots and business units plus their staff and the sales and marketing teams that support them directly.

SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows are made up of four specialist areas of drainage, sheet materials, windows and roofline. SIG’s formerton sheet sales and specialised fixings businesses are also included in the deal and wnership of all the brand names and trading styles transfers to GAP.

GAP is said to serve 31,000 customers nationwide, including several of the UK’s national and regional housebuilders, maintenance contractors and housing associations through two large factories and its 46 depot network, which it has been extending at the rate of one new facility per month.

GAP’s group sales & marketing director, Paul Sowerby, said: “From the first meeting with SIG we saw a well-organised, profitable business and a focus on supporting local tradesmen with the best quality products at the keenest possible prices. Their network of busy depots is particularly strong in the south of England and so provides us with reach but limited overlap with our own existing network. It all makes for a perfect fit.”