James Latham has acquired the market leading specialist timber and cladding processor, Dresser Mouldings.
The move will enable James Latham, which has had a long-standing business relationship with Dresser, to increase its offering in processed timber, developing specialist products for the specification market.
Dresser Moulding’s managing director, Bill Gunn and production director, Steve Addison, will continue to manage the business, working closely with Lathams Limited director and group timber director, Andy Duffin, to develop their joint strategies.
Established in 2009 and delivering a variety of innovative solutions for applications across numerous sectors, Dresser specialises in the processing and vacuum coating of bespoke timber products, the production of timber mouldings and other specialist timber machining.
Andrew Wright, managing director of Lathams Limited said: “This is a really exciting development and I am delighted to make this announcement. This was a strategic decision which will allow us to develop our existing timber moulding, cladding and timber coatings business.
“It will also enable us to continue to invest in product and business development in what is becoming an important market sector for us, whilst helping to maintain quality control and customer service levels as well as securing our supply line.”