Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

MKM Building Supplies Limited Acquires DTC Merchants Limited

Published: 2 November 2020 - Neil Mead

MKM Building Supplies, the UK's largest independent builder's merchant, is extending its geographic coverage in Scotland through the acquisition of DTC Merchants Limited.


The transaction completed on 30th October and it will be business as usual for staff and customers of the three branches based in Dumfries and Irvine, Ayrshire.

Established by Donald Young, Roger Thomson and Colin Cameron in 2007, DTC has grown impressively and has carved out a first-class reputation in its territory. Donald Young, who has run and driven the growth of the company, will remain with the business for a period of time to assist with the ownership transition.

The acquisition of this high-quality merchant network in the South West of Scotland continues the rapid growth of MKM and expands its geographic coverage. DTC offers a wide range of products to its customer base in the area and this will be enhanced by the MKM product offering.

David Kilburn, the Founder of MKM Building Supplies Limited, commented: "We have found a like-minded company in DTC Merchants Limited which places the customer at the heart of its business. The team at DTC is highly skilled, has superb product knowledge and a great reputation in the South West of Scotland and Northern England. We are confident this will be a great asset and look forward to the opportunities ahead."

Donald Young, Managing Director of DTC Merchants Limited, commented: "MKM has an impressive reputation in the industry and is well-known for its commitment to the local building trade. Becoming part of MKM's dynamic growth and being able to continue to serve our customers in the way that we always have is a very exciting prospect."


(Your email address will not be published)
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Printable View E-mail Bookmark

What do you think?

As we continue to face Covid-19 restrictions, was your business affected over the Christmas holidays? Our latest poll asks...
how were retail sales for you over the festive period?

Latest reader comments

re: Toolbank

Bilal Ali
Hi Trust you are doing great. My name is Bilal Ali. I am the owner of Azaan International Ltd, a company specialized in products. We are ...

re: Woolworths staff reunited by new website

John Zullo
Hi I'm trying to find Lisa assistant manager of woolworths in the metro centre 1999 I only now her by her 1st and middle name Lisa Marie ...

re: Planning application submitted for new Homebase store in Abingdon

They closed their store last year!

re: Latest update on Green Homes Grant and implications for homeowners and landlords

John Hart
After applying for a green homes how long will it take for a decision? thanks...

Most read stories