Eddingtons acquires Tuftop

Housewares distributor Eddingtons has purchased selected assets from Tuftop Ltd: the manufacturing, sales and distribution business based at Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds.

Eddingtons managing director Roger Murphy said: “When the opportunity arose to acquire the Tuftop business, the strategic objective of securing the supply chain whilst growing our sales were our main priorities. The ongoing control of an established quality manufacturing business and the complementary fit with our expanding business sits very well with our longer term growth plans, and we look forward to bringing the Tuftop brand under our control.”

Richard Walker, commercial director of Eddingtons, added: “Tuftop has been a key tried-and-tested Stow Green supplier for a number of years and we are delighted to secure the distribution. Manufacturing in the UK strategically makes a lot of sense to us with the shorter lead times, enhanced and hands-on quality control and the advantage of rapid product development opportunities. Vertically integrating this area of our supply chain with the opportunity to add and enhance design in this area gives us an exciting start to 2020.”

The extended range will be available to review at the Spring Fair on the Stow Green stand (Hall 8, Stand F42).

All orders and enquiries will be received and processed as usual but through Eddingtons’ Hungerford sales office.

 

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