CED Stone Group announces today that it has acquired the Corfe Stone sales centre and distribution depot in Hooton, Cheshire. While the new site will continue trading under the respected Corfe Stone name, it will be known internally as CED North West – Corfe.
Adding to CED’s existing five nationwide depots, the acquisition works towards managing director Giles Heap’s ambition to position CED Stone as the leading UK supplier of high quality natural stone and hard landscaping products. It is part of a growth initiative put in place for the period up to 2020, which includes a goal to substantially increase market share.
Giles Heap comments: “I have been looking to add another depot to the company for a while now and it became apparent that a depot in the North West of England would be ideal. When we discovered a small, reputable natural stone company was up for sale, about eight miles from our perfect location, we leapt at the chance.
“Like CED, Corfe Stone is a family-owned company, which has been trading for over thirty years. Its products, traditions and customer service ethos are very similar to ours. The business is a great fit for us and we look forward to serving Corfe’s loyal customer base.”
Corfe Stone’s existing staff of ten will remain at the heart of the business, bringing with them highly valuable experience, knowledge and customer relationships. Giles Heap adds: “Having met the team, I am certain that we will all work together very well. I look forward to seeing what they will bring to our rapidly growing CED family.”