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Deeside firm bought out of administration

On Friday 28th August 2020, Arran Pipeline Supplies Ltd completed the purchase of the business of Collister and Glover, a leading plumbing and supplies merchant founded in 1977 and based in Deeside, North Wales.

The Company had experienced cash-flow difficulties as a result of difficult trading conditions in the sector, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As a result, a director took the decision that the company should enter Administration.

The business continues to trade under the Collister & Glover name and on a day-to-day basis it is business as usual. All existing employees at the point of takeover have been kept on board and the business has continued to operate from the existing site on Deeside Industrial Park.

Arran Pipeline Supplies Director, Nigel Cunniffe, stated the following:

‘We are delighted to have purchased the business of Collister & Glover. Whilst on a day to day basis little has changed, we now have greater capability and resource to deliver improved value and service to our customers and their businesses. The Collister & Glover staff along with their knowledge, experience, hardworking nature, and dedication to serving customer needs played a key factor in our purchase decision. We have no doubt that they will continue to play a key role going forward’

Arran Pipeline Supplies is an independent family owned company who operate as a specialist stockholder of carbon steel pipe, flanges, fittings, and valves. Whilst the business was founded in 1974 in Warrington, it also has a long history of serving customers throughout Wales and has had a dedicated office based in South Wales since 1989. In 2014, the business was acquired by FDL Packaging Group, a company with family connections to Arran.