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Cambridge Roof Truss acquired by Donaldson Timber Engineering

Fife-headquartered Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has announced the acquisition of Cambridge Roof Truss, adding to the company’s eight manufacturing sites across the UK.

DTE is the UK’s largest and longest established manufacturer of roof trusses, engineered joists, beams and spandrel panels, with over 30 years’ experience, and the strategic acquisition will further supplement its existing product offering across the South and Midlands.

Established in 2014, Cambridge Roof Truss limited (CRTL) designs, manufactures and supplies roof trusses, joists and spandrel panels to leading housebuilders and construction companies in the UK.

The board of directors at CRTL felt that strategically, the time was right to secure the future of the company, knowing that DTE has the infrastructure needed to continue to satisfy its growing customer base.

Jack McMinn, managing director of Cambridge Roof Truss, said: “I am very proud of the reputation we have built, and for putting our customers and the service we provide to them at our core. By joining forces with DTE, we can offer a broader set of manufacturing capabilities with the resource and operational experience necessary to fully support our customers.”

Jonathan Fellingham, managing director at DTE, added: “The acquisition of Cambridge Roof Truss further extends our reach in the UK, meaning wherever our customers are, we are on their doorstep; providing the best in quality and local service with a national distribution network. It’s a fantastic business, and we’re extremely pleased to be bringing the full team into the DTE family.”

Sue Mills, sales & marketing director for CRTL, will take on the role of branch manager, leading a team of 29 staff. With an investment plan already in place, the branch can potentially double its production output in the new year.

“DTE provides the perfect fit for our business,” said Mills. “Our whole ethos of excellent customer service and quality matches well with that of DTE and we will be working hard to ensure that we continue to provide the level of service our customers have become accustomed to. With DTEs sustainability credentials, we couldn’t wish for a better partner.”

In practical terms, there will be no changes for clients or suppliers of CRTL. Payment and banking details remain as is.

Pictured left to right – Jonathan Fellingham, Jack McMinn and Sue Mills

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