Buckhaven timber firm buys over English rival

From left, Jonathan Fellingham (DTE), Jack McMinn (CRTL) and Sue Mills, sales and marketing director for CRTL.
From left, Jonathan Fellingham (DTE), Jack McMinn (CRTL) and Sue Mills, sales and marketing director for CRTL.

Buckhaven-based Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has bought over Cambridge Roof Truss making it one of the UK’s largest businesses of its type.

The acquisition fits with DTE’s present business and will further supplement its existing product offering.

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

Established in 2014, Cambridge Roof Truss limited 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.