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Wolseley is to open a plumbing supplies distribution centre at a new £5m 58,000 sq ft site in Basildon.

Wolseley has acquired a major stake in BathEmpire, the Coventry-based online bathroom retailer with 150 staff, for undisclosed terms.

Wolseley UK has bought Fusion Provida and Utility Power Systems, the Chesterfield-based suppliers of infrastructure products with 11 depots and 200 staff.

Wolseley has acquired a 142,000 sq ft warehouse for its plumbing products business at Swadlincote in Derbyshire.

Wolseley is to acquire the assets of 22 drainage and civil engineering product sites from Burdens for £30m, with the transfer of about 600 staff.

Wolseley has sold Bathstore, the chain of 169 bathroom showrooms with 500 staff, to private equity firm Endless for £15m.

Wolseley is to sell its Build Center building materials distribution business to Saint Gobain, as part of a £310m deal that will also include its French plumbing and heating business Brossette.

Wolseley is to sell Electric Center, the Leamington Spa-based electrical wholesaler with 85 branches and 575 staff, to Edmundson Electrical for undisclosed terms.

Wolseley is planning to expand its chain of Parts Center plumbing spare parts trade counters from 350 to about 500 by early next year.

Wolseley is to sell its Brandon Hire tool and equipment hire division to Rutland Partners for £43m.

Wolseley is to set up a 140,000 sq ft building materials distribution centre at the East London Distribution Park in Dagenham.

Wolseley is to sell its Irish building materials business to WIBHM for £24m, with the transfer of 650 staff at 67 branches.

Wolseley has acquired five bolt-on acquisitions for a total £33m, including PFC Corofil Firestops of Surrey, JC Plumbing, Precision Doors & Hardware and Mastercraft Cabinets of the US and Gama Myjava of Slovakia.

Wolseley has announced five bolt-on acquisitions for a total £84m, including Architectural Building Supply Company, Jacobi Hardware, KBC Construction and JD's Wholesale Plumbing in the US and Sofiparts in France.

Wolseley has acquired five companies for a total £87m, including T&R Electrical Wholesalers of London, ProSource Building Supply of Texas, Western Air Systems & Controls of California, Davidson Pipe Company of New York and PBS of Sweden.

Wolseley is to set up a new £17m regional distribution facility at the former Royal Ordnance site in Chorley, and Pochin Contractors will complete work on the 310,000 sq ft building by November.

Wolseley has announced six new acquisitions for a total £27m, including Hudson Plumbing Supplies of Canada, Onda-Lay Pipe & Rental of the US, Page's Appliances of the US, Tonto Verde Construction of the US, Atout K-RO of France and Etablissments Pochon Felix of France.

Wolseley has acquired six companies for £61m, including Gulf Refrigeration Supply, Kandall Fabricating & Supply, Lee Window & Door and Perfection Truss of the US, Woodcote of the Czech Republic and Hjalmars of Sweden.

Wolseley has expanded its plumbing and heating products business with the £111m acquisition of three US companies - Lawrence Plumbing, Murdock ECD and Northern Water Works Supply - and Finnish kitchen cabinet distributor Helatukku.

Wolseley has acquired six companies for a total £36m, including Lunts Heath of Widnes, parts of Martin Architectural, Water Works Supplies and Palermo Supply of the US, Depont Materiaux of France and Marmon Keystone Anbuma of Belgium.

Wolseley is to acquire DT Group, the Danish building materials company, from CVC Capital Partners for £1bn.

Wolseley has spent a further £89m on seven acquisitions, including Ivybridge Building Supplies of Devon and a number of US-based distributors of plumbing and heating products.

Wolseley has acquired a number of US companies for £49m, including Efficient Electric, United Electric, United Plumbing, DSI and Davies Water Equipment Company.

Wolseley has acquired AC Electrical, the electrical products distributor with 40 branches, for £18m, as well as K&R Building Supplies of Penzance and US-based companies Davis Homes and Pipe Products.

Wolseley has acquired Nevill Long, the supplier of interior building products with nine branches, from James Latham for £10m.

Wolseley is to acquire Brandon Hire, the chain of 143 tool hire outlets, for £72m.

Wolseley is looking to expand its electrical products business across the country through organic growth and acquisitions, following its acquisition of William Wilson in Scotland.

Wolseley is looking to set up a new building materials distribution centre near Manchester, while its West Horndon site in Essex will focus on winning work for the 2012 Olympics.

Wolseley has acquired William Wilson, the plumbing and heating products distributor with 600 staff at 45 branches in Scotland and the north of England, for £81m.

Wolseley has acquired Encon, the insulation products distributor with 22 branches and 550 staff, for £140m.

Wolseley has spent a further £33m on acquisitions, including a French roofing materials company, an Italian plumbing and heating company and two US-based suppliers of plumbing products.

Wolseley is to invest £100m in the expansion of its plumbing and heating network, including a new national distribution centre in Leamington Spa.

Wolseley has acquired Klockner, the Austrian steel stockholder, as well as US-based fire equipment company Clark Group and home appliances distributor Cline Contract Sales.

Wolseley, the building materials company, has confirmed plans to relocate its head office from North Yorkshire to the Tachbrook estate near Leamington Spa next summer, and more than 600 staff will be based at the new £11m site.

Wolseley is to acquire Brooks Group, the Irish builders' merchant with 18 branches, from UPM-Kymmene for £120m.

Wolseley UK is to create 30 jobs at a new building materials depot in Middlesbrough, the first of its new generation of Trade Park developments.

Wolseley, the building materials group, is to relocate its corporate functions to an undisclosed location in Warwick, and up to 1,100 staff will be transferred from 11 regional offices over the next 18 months.

Wolseley has acquired Tobler Management Holding, the Swiss supplier of heating and ventilation products with 600 staff and 21 branches, for £52m.

Wolseley has acquired three US plumbing, heating and building materials companies for £14m - Liberty Equipment & Supply, Nuroc and JM Lumber.

Wolseley is planning to acquire Pinault Bois & Materiaux, the French distributor of building materials with 5,300 staff, for £390m.

Wolseley has acquired four companies in the US and Canada for £37m, including three heating, plumbing and valve businesses and a lumber business.

Wolseley Centers has acquired Brooks Group, the chain of 11 timber merchant branches in the Midlands and north of England.

Wolseley has acquired a number of plastic pipe distribution companies from Glynwed Pipe Systems for £23m.

Wolseley has acquired Wasco Group, the Dutch heating equipment and spares distributor, for £38m.

Wolseley has acquired four more building material distributors for £10m - Sumner & Dunbar and Tahoe Truckee Supply of the US, Brock Engineering of Canada and O'Rourke Plumbing Supplies of Northern Ireland.

Wolseley is to acquire Clayton Acquisition, the US distributor of storm-drainage materials, for £77m, in order to gain a foothold in the Florida market.

Wolseley is looking to spend up to £300m on acquisitions to expand its builders' merchants business over the coming months.

Wolseley is to relocate its building materials headquarters and up to 20 staff from Droitwich to Reading in January.

Wolseley is to acquire Westburne Group, the Canadian supplier of plumbing equipment, for £250m, as part of a strategy to expand its presence in the North American construction industry.

Wolseley is selling off its boiler and burner manufacturing operations, which employ 2,000 people in Europe, in order to focus on builders' merchants.

Wolseley has acquired Atkinson Builders Merchants, and will merge the 11 north-east outlets with its Builder Center division.

Wolseley is looking to spend about £200m on acquisitions over the next year, in order to expand its building materials business in Europe and the US.

Wolseley is selling a number of manufacturing businesses to Cinven for up to £136m, including agricultural, industrial, motor, cable, and photographic operations.

Wolseley is to acquire Anderson Lumber Company of the US for £108m, in order to expand its building materials business into seven new states.

Wolseley has sold its boiler and burner business to Industri Kapital of Sweden for £87m, which will involve the transfer of 250 employees at Nu-Way in Droitwich.

Wolseley has bought four companies for a combined £46m in order to expand its building and plumbing products business, including two in the US, one in Italy and one in the UK.

Wolseley, the building materials company, is to acquire British Fittings for £40m, in order to expand its distribution business.

Wolseley has acquired five businesses for a total £38m, including heating and plumbing products in Ireland, wall panels in the US, and a sanitary ware distributor in Lancashire.

Wolseley is acquiring Brossette, the French plumbing distributor, and four US companies, bringing its total spending on acquisitions to £178m in the first five months of the financial year.

Wolseley is to acquire the Hall & Co building materials business from RMC for about £120m, and will merge it with its Builder Center division.

Wolseley is acquiring three US building materials companies for a total £68m, including the Stock Lumber timber business, the Forward Enterprises pipe distribution business, and the Tozour Energy heating and ventilating business.

Wolseley, the heating and pumping equipment company, has sold Hunterskil Howard, its contract staff placement business, to AccuStaff for £45m.

Wolseley, the builders merchant, is acquiring Bandt's Brown & Tawse business, for £15.6m.