HSS and Selco announce partnership
05 January 2024
HSS Hire has entered into an agreement with UK builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse to open satelite branches across the UK.
The partnership, which was announced in December, has already seen the company open four satellite operations in Selco branches.
The first satelite HSS desks to open are located in Selco’s Slough and Milton Keynes branches respectively, with two more added in Tottenham and Ashton-under-Lyne branches before the close of 2023.
Selco, which has more than 70 locations in England and Wales, said it expects a “significant expansion” of the agreement throughout 2024.
Howard Luft, CEO, Selco, said the partnership is an exiting development for its customers; “Here at Selco, our commitment is to offer everything a tradesperson might need to go about their daily work all under one roof and the relationship we have formed with HSS Hire strengthens that proposition even further.
“At the heart of the ethos of both ourselves and HSS Hire is to offer outstanding service so it’s very much a win-win scenario for our customers. We are excited to have launched the partnership and look forward to it continuing for many years to come.”
Bart Murphy, director at HSS Hire, added, “We are looking to expand into strategic locations across the UK and this partnership with Selco represents an ideal chance to do that.
“There is a natural fit between the services offered by builders merchant and a tool and equipment hire specialist and we are delighted to be working in tandem with Selco to enhance the journeys for both sets of customers.”
Selco, which is focused on professional customers, has a history going back to 1895 in Birmingham, where it began as a timber mill. It became a builders merchants in 1938 and began its expansion out of the Midlands in 1990. It made its first move into London in 2002 and now has more than 25 locations in the Greater London area.
It was acquired by current owner Grafton Group plc in 1998. Grafton operates building merchant businesses in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands (Polvo for tools, locks and PPE equipment) and Finland (IKH for workwear and PPE).