A PVC-U doors and windows manufacturer has done a deal for two firms with 66 outlets across Britain.

General All-Purpose Plastics has acquired SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows from SIG UK Exteriors.

SIG’s depot network is particularly strong in southern England and the deal was described by GAP as ‘a perfect fit’. It includes 66 depots and business units plus staff and the sales and marketing teams.

SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows are made up of four specialist areas of drainage, sheet materials, windows and roofline.

They include Scotplas, Omnico, CFS, PBM-DQS, Summers, Armour, Roplas, Toogood, Drainex, Plastics Pipe Supplies and Project Plastics.

SIG’s Formerton Sheet Sales and Specialised Fixings businesses are also included in the deal. Ownership of all the brand names and trading styles transfers to GAP. Launched 24 years ago by Simon Bird and Charles Greensmith, GAP meets the needs of its 31,000 customers nationwide - including several of the UK’s national and regional house builders, maintenance contractors and housing associations - through two large factories and its current 46-depot network, which it has been extending at the rate of one new facility per month.

GAP’s group sales and marketing director Paul Sowerby said: “From the first meeting with SIG we saw a well-organised, profitable business and a focus on supporting local tradesmen with the best quality products at the keenest possible prices.

“Their network of busy depots is particularly strong in the south of England and so provides us with reach but limited overlap with our own network. It all makes for a perfect fit.”

SIG UK Exteriors managing director Andrew Wakelin said: “The business environment is highly competitive and constantly changing. Companies need to be flexible and responsive to customer needs.

“This move is a positive affirmation of those principles and absolutely in line with our commitment to the development and success of our business.

“We’re confident the building plastics and windows product ranges have found a good home with GAP ”