Fife timber firm bolsters portfolio with swoop on Glasgow worktop specialist

Fife-based timber firm James Donaldson & Sons has added another string to its bow after acquiring a Glasgow worktop specialist.

The deal to buy Stonecare, which was founded in 1999, comes just a week after James Donaldson unveiled the acquisition of Scottish kitchen brand Kitchens International.

Stonecare is a major supplier of solid worktops to the UK kitchen industry. Staff and operations at the firm will remain unchanged, with all 11 employees remaining in position.

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Andrew Donaldson, chief executive of Glenrothes-based James Donaldson & Sons, said: “We’re proud to add Stonecare to our growing JDS family.

Glasgow worktop specialist Stonecare is a major supplier of solid worktops to the UK kitchen industry.
Glasgow worktop specialist Stonecare is a major supplier of solid worktops to the UK kitchen industry.

“Stonecare has an excellent reputation for quality, craftsmanship and service; an extremely high-quality product; and a great team of people. The business perfectly complements our existing portfolio in JDS and aligns well with our strategy to enhance our offering in the market, with a focus on kitchens, bathrooms and home offices.

“Historically a timber specialist, this is an incredibly exciting time for our business, as we continue to grow through sustainable organic growth and by the strategic acquisition of market-leading specialists.”

The value of the acquisition and other financial details have not been disclosed.

Stonecare will join the JDS portfolio of brands: MGM Timber, Donaldson Timber Engineering, James Donaldson Timber, James Donaldson Insulation, Smith & Frater, Rowan Manufacturing, Nu-Style Products and Kitchens International.

Andrew Crombie, managing director of Stonecare, said: “With our shared family values and strong business synergies I am confident we will provide our great team with opportunities for growth and am looking forward to this next chapter for Stonecare.”

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