Timber company relocating to South Wales
One of the UK’s oldest timber companies, Bristol-based Clarks Wood, is relocating to Newport in South Wales to join its parent company and extend the range of timber products and services on offer to its customers.
All staff from Clarks Wood, which was established in 1793, will also be relocating to Premier Forest Product’s main operational hub and headquarters in Newport Docks when the Bristol site closes on Friday 15th December.
Terry Edgell, Director of Premier Forest Group said: “This move will not only assist with Clarks Wood’s development plans, it will provide our customers with lower costs and more choice.
“The division will be significantly enhanced by its new location, providing it with direct access to on-site timber processing facilities, quay side importing and our nationwide logistics operation.
“Importantly, it will also enable us to be more competitive on price and provide Clarks Wood’s customers with an even wider range of timber products and services without having to go to another supplier.”
Newport-based Premier Forest Products Ltd acquired Clarks Wood Company in 2013. The group has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years, including the recent relocation and expansion of Premier Goldberg in Langley, which doubled the size of its operation and created five new jobs.
The group embarked on a series of acquisitions, starting in 2011, which has helped to see turnover grow from £53 million to a projected £130 million for the current year.