Tricel extends its UK Fibreglass Distribution Network with the acquisition of Glasplies Ltd.

Tricel, a fully Irish owned company, has extended its strong position of fibreglass distribution in the UK and Ireland with the strategic move of acquiring Glasplies Ltd. This latest acquisition, situated in Southport in Merseyside, is ideally located and strengthens an already extensive and successful network of operations.

Tricel's acquisition of G;asplies Ltd. located at Southport in Merseyside

Tricel’s latest UK acquisition which is based in Southport in Merseyside

Glasplies Ltd., which is a great addition to Tricel’s rapidly expanding portfolio, is one of the longest independently established suppliers of Glass Reinforced Products (GRP) in the UK market.  As well as distributing into traditional fibreglass markets, such as moulding and boat building, Glasplies Ltd. also offer a range of products for roofing and other specialist applications. The Merseyside based company has over a half a century’s experience supplying both quality and service to all aspects of the fibreglass supplies industry. The geographic location of the acquisition makes it ideal to act as a distribution gateway between the company’s presence in both the North and the South of the country.

Earlier this year the company acquired Fiberglass Supplies (Leeds) Ltd. which is one of the country’s leading suppliers and distributors of composite and roofing materials. Along with its latest acquisitions and existing distribution centres in Gloucester and Newry, Tricel maintain a very strong presence in fibreglass distribution throughout Ireland and the UK.

Tricel’s Head of Materials Division, Robbie Larkin, commented on this latest acquisition by stating “we are delighted to welcome Glasplies to the Group. The acquisition of Glasplies is part of Tricel’s and the Materials Division’s growth strategy. With over 50 years’ experience in fibreglass distribution, Glasplies strengthens our position in the fibreglass market in the UK and Ireland. With this purchase comes the wealth of experience and insight which Glasplies Ltd. has developed and earned over many years of successful operations. Such elements and attributes are highly prized and can only add innovative value to the development of Tricel’s overall operating strategy within the regions”.

This latest move is the most recent in a series undertaken by the company to facilitate its growth strategy leading up to 2020. As well as extending its fibreglass distribution network, Tricel has also in recent months extended its Environmental Division by adding a second manufacturing site in the South of France to meet the growing demand for the Tricel range of products.

Tricel has moved from strength to strength in recent years, growing from its original position as a small but successful family owned business into what is today a highly trusted and world recognised brand. The company now has established operations in 5 countries and a distribution network servicing over 50 countries worldwide.