Donaldson Timber Engineering acquires Cambridge Roof Truss

L to R - Jonathan Fellingham, Jack McMinn and Sue Mills
L to R - Jonathan Fellingham, Jack McMinn and Sue Mills

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Fife-based Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE), a manufacturer of structural timber components, has acquired Cambridge Roof Truss.

The acquisition has an excellent geographic fit with DTE’s present business and will further supplement its existing product offering across Southern and Midlands regions of the UK.

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DTE is the UK’s largest and longest established manufacturer of roof trusses, engineered joists, beams and spandrel panels, with over 30 years’ experience. Adding to the company’s eight manufacturing sites across the UK, this acquisition provides DTE with a unique national distribution network.

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 company has built a reputation for being a marketing-led, sales driven business with a renowned customer service ethos, and it is this professionalism and dedication to the client that makes the CRTL team a compelling fit with the DTE family.  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.

Jonathan Fellingham, Managing Director at DTE, comments: “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.”

Cambridge Roof Truss Managing Director, Jack McMinn, 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.”

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.

Sue Mills adds: “DTE provides the perfect fit for our business. 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.”

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