In what is the first acquisition of the newly formed 1st FSD Group, it has been announced that they have taken over long-established window, door, and joinery business Norscot for an undisclosed sum.
The news was announced on the Norscot Windows And Doors website:
Highland based Norscot Joinery, renowned manufacturer of windows, doors and timber frame house kits, has been acquired by 1st FSD Group. Although the business may have changed hands, there will be no organisational changes, with day to day operations continuing to be provided by the existing management team.
Founded by the Body family in 1984, Norscot operates out of its manufacturing base in Bower, Caithness and a sales office on the Carse Industrial Estate in Inverness. Its customer focus is in the Highlands but it has supplied products throughout the UK and as far afield as Eire, France and Spain.
1st FSD Group CEO Tom Wang said, “We are very pleased to have acquired such a successful company. Norscot will continue to contribute to the local economy and serve the community. We see plenty of opportunities for growth in the future, and are confident that the current management team will be able to implement our future plan.”
In response, Norscot former chairman and co-founder Peter Body said, “The 1st FSD Group team bring a wealth of experience in both property and home improvement related sectors, which I’m sure will benefit the company and our customers. I wish them every success.”
Norscot manufactures the widest range of windows available from a single source. Materials include uPVC, timber and aluminium clad timber. In styles which include casement, top-swing and tilt-n-turn. With entrance and patio doors to suit. Customers include local authorities, housing associations, the trade and homeowners.
Timber frame house kit manufacture is aimed primarily at the self-build market with ‘hand-holding’ by the company’s in-house design team to ensure customers achieve their dream home. Norscot has recently introduced its ‘WellBe’ concept of future-proofed, forever, ‘smart’ homes which are easy to maintain, accessible and adaptable, with low running costs.
You can read the original statement here: https://www.norscotwindows.co.uk/2023/06/norscot-changes-hands-after-nearly-40-years/
Norscot Joinery Limited is a family-owned business and was established in 1984 by surveyor Peter Body and his wife Teda. It is operated by a board of directors comprising Callum Grant (Managing), John-Paul Body (Production), Jason Fraser (Technical) and Carrie Body (Finance).
The Company’s headquarters are its Bower Workshops in Caithness where it owns some 25,000 square feet of modern factory, and showroom.
The factory is equipped with sophisticated computer-controlled machinery which, together with the skilled workforce, produces the widest range of building components and related products available from a single source anywhere in Scotland.
Our product range includes a range of timber frame kit homes; made-to-measure windows, doors, patios and conservatories in redwood, hardwood and either white, rosewood or golden oak uPVC: the Design 5 timber / aluminium composite window system and sliding mirror doors system. Our uPVC windows also carry the BM Trada Q-Mark third-party accreditation.
To promote and distribute our products outwith Caithness, we own a purpose-built showroom, sales office, and storage facility on the Carse Industrial Estate in Inverness.
Our customer base comes from the domestic, retail, trade, and public market sectors from the Shetland Isles in the north to the central belt in the South and from the Outer Hebrides in the west to Aberdeen in the east.
We currently employ over 70 staff and generate an annual turnover in excess of £4 million. Our quality assurance scheme is accredited to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard.
Over the years Norscot has built up a strong capital base and now has the financial resources to provide and maintain the highest level of customer service.
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