The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) celebrated the New Year by welcoming Forterra as its 200th Supplier member.

Forterra is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of clay bricks, concrete blocks and bespoke masonry products.  The company has annual revenues in excess of £300m.  Its industry-recognised brands include London Brick and Thermalite and its products are widely used in both residential new build and RMI. 

Builders merchants are a key customer group and Forterra supports them with both technical and brick matching services.

Adam Smith, Commercial Director of Forterra, said: “Joining the BMF is a natural step for us. We aim to make it easy for customers to do business with us across our extensive product range and this brings us closer to an important customer group. It is a superb forum for our dedicated sales and marketing team to increase their exposure to the UK’s builder’s merchants and better understand future trends and customer needs.”

Welcoming Forterra into membership, BMF MD, John Newcomb said: “BMF membership continues to grow in number, breadth and strength. I’m delighted that Forterra joins as our 200th Supplier member and look forward to working with them as we strive to represent every segment of the industry in the coming year.”