Our Business

A Brief History

Our business today is quality driven: from the world-class brands we sell, to the outstanding service levels we offer to our customers.

Established over 110 years ago, BSS is now a £360M business operating from over 60 locations nationwide. This infrastructure is supported by a central warehouse at Lutterworth in the Midlands and a purpose-built tube distribution centre in Coventry. BSS Ireland Ltd has an established base in Dublin and offers a comprehensive distribution service across the Irish Republic.

Over the years we have developed or acquired a number of specialist divisions which can provide our customers with a single source solution for specific technical product ranges such as pumps, plastics, controls and industrial valves.

Our very own BOSSTM brand has been instrumental in bringing us success. With a 100 year history, our premium brand has developed a reputation in the industry for providing quality, value and reliability.

Following the acquisition of the BSS Group at the end of 2010 by Travis Perkins, BSS today forms part of the Plumbing & Heating division of Britain’s largest builders’ merchant group. Combined, Travis Perkins plc turns over in excess of £4.76bn, operates through 17 businesses with more than 1,800 trading branches and employs around 20,000 colleagues.

We remain dedicated to offering the widest choice, the most reliable technical advice and the most comprehensive customer service in the industry.

Other companies within Plumbing & Heating division of the Group include:

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