We currently employ over 90 employees, hold over 3 million pounds of stock and are currently servicing 90% of the UK with full nationwide delivery expected by 2017. We specialise in distribution of bathroom and plumbing products, many of which are available next day on our fleet of 35 delivery vehicles. Customer service is our key driver and we offer an unrivalled delivery service to our many different customers.
Established in 1978, ‘Smiths’ began life as a gas fire merchant and eventually expanded into Plumbing and Bathroom products. After acquisition by J T Edwards, British Dredging and finally Grafton Group plc in the late 1990’s, as part of a strategic move into the South West, ‘Smiths’ then acquired Briten in 2006, hence the name Smiths-Briten. Gradual expansion since this date has led to Smiths-Briten becoming one of the major players in the distribution sector and with 36 years experience we have a lot of expertise which is noticeable within the business as well as our industry.
Smiths-Briten has a unique product offering for its many customers, who are either national or independent merchants or high street boutiques (Showrooms). With many distributors diversifying into own label products, We have a strong portfolio of major blue chip brands such as Bathroom Brands, Rak, Just Trays, Trojan and Roca, however we compliment this with some very credible own brands in Pure and PTE (Plumbing Trade Essentials). This gives us a highly desirable portfolio to go and attract new business with our customers. Smiths-Briten has a proven track record with its partners and customers in getting products on display and these foundations along with the introduction of our market leading Pure and PTE Consumer brochures have driven this business to where it is today.