Big River expands in NSW with the acquisition of United Building Products

Big River has been operating for over 110 years, manufacturing and distributing timber and steel formwork products
Big River has been operating for over 110 years, manufacturing and distributing timber and steel formwork products. Image: Big River Group.

Construction materials company, Big River Group, has announced the acquisition of New South Wales-based building supplies company, United Building Products – with the aim to expand its national network into the major population centres of Australia.

Located in Wollongong in New South Wales, United Building Products will complement Big River’s existing site at Kiama, which is focused on the South Coast and Southern Highlands areas.

United Building Products has been servicing the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Highlands and Sydney regions for over 30 years, and has grown to be one of the largest building materials distribution businesses in the Illawarra region.

With its extensive range of building materials, timber and hardware, it complements Big River’s Building Products sites, supplying predominantly into the residential and commercial construction markets.

The acquisition takes the number of Big River Group’s sites to six across NSW and ACT and totalling 23 in Australia and New Zealand.

Jim Bindon, Big River CEO said the United Building Products’ team will merge with that of Big River Group.

“There is a quality team already running United Building Products who will remain and continue to manage the business with Mark Hogan as Branch Manager. I look forward to their contribution right across the Big River business in the future.”

Big River has been operating for over 110 years, manufacturing and distributing timber and steel formwork products, timber flooring, building products, structural plywood and related timber products. It also distributes a broad range of other building products, including MaxiWall and MaxiFloor, primarily to the commercial, residential and infrastructure construction market segments.


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