Duftons, John Nicholls, Plumbcity, Plumbstop, Richmonds, Spinks, Stuart Plumbing & Heating Supplies and Tucker French have given notice to resign from Cemco Lightside with effect from 31 January 2013.
The 8 members have decided to join PHG the newly formed specialist plumbing and heating buying group.
PHG chairman David Pochin said: ‘The Plumbing and Heating Group (PHG) was conceived back in July to become the leading buying organization for plumbing, heating and sanitaryware products. This was always going to be a tough challenge without the leading plumbers’ merchants from the Cemco group and thus we are absolutely delighted that 8 of them will now be joining us from February 1st, 2013.
Inevitably, much hard work will be required to ensure the integration of the former Cemco members and our other new recruits, MKM and Plumco, but we have plenty of ability around our enlarged table and we are confident that this will be successfully achieved.
Clearly, PHG now offers suppliers the very best independent route to market and we are looking forward to working with them to our mutual benefit.’’