I just feel happy here. The people I work with are great – we’re like a family.
Welcome to Wolseley
Wolseley UK is the country’s largest plumbing, heating and cooling trade specialist merchant and we aim to be the first choice specialist merchant for trade customers.
We supply 180,000 different products to over 100,000 customers every year. Join us and you’ll be part of a team that gets the right products to customers at the right price, in the right place, and at the right time. You’ll also enjoy extensive training and an award-winning pension and great rewards package. And, as part of the world’s largest specialist distributer of plumbing and heating products, you’ll have access to a wide variety of career opportunities.
A national business
In the past, we operated under different brand names, such as Plumb Center, Parts Center, Drain Center, Pipe Center and Climate Center as separate businesses. Now, our customers can find all our products under one roof. We work with building and trade professionals every day. And by understanding their businesses, the products they want and the quality service they need, we aim to help them achieve more for their own customers.
From our offices in Warwick and Ripon, to our four distribution centres and over 500 branches up and down the country, our people work together to give our customers great service every day. It is a huge operation that involves one of the country’s largest fleets of specialist commercial vehicles and it’s backed by cutting-edge warehousing and customer focused supply chain.
Wolseley UK is the UK's leading distributor of plumbing and building materials and products, serving professionals in the construction industry through a number of trading brands, listed below.
Wolseley is the UK’s leading supplier of plumbing, heating, cooling, drainage, mechanical and spare parts to the trade, with over 500 branches across the UK. We used to operate under brands such as Plumb Center, Parts Center, Drain Center, Pipe Center and Climate Center. These are all now part of the Wolseley brand.
As part of Wolseley Infrastructure, Fusion Utilities is the UK’s leading supply chain partner for utilities and utility infrastructure providers. We provide products for the gas, water, and multi-utility sector through a national logistics network that meets customer needs quickly and professionally.
Utility Power Systems
Today’s world is all about fast, reliable connections. And, as part of Wolseley Infrastructure, we’re experts in electricity infrastructure. We work with network and infrastructure providers, supplying the products that enable them to build and maintain low voltage and high voltage networks.
MCA-Fusion Hire & Repair
As part of Wolseley Infrastructure, MCA-Fusion Hire & Repair is the UK’s leading supplier of butt fusion and electrofusion pipe jointing equipment and ancillaries for hire, sale and repair. We offer our customers a complete service, including practical training packages on everything we hire and sell.
Wolseley at a glance
operating profit (2018)
Our vision and values
"Our vision is simple. We want to be first-choice specialist merchant for our trade customers."
Our 'RESPECT' values guide us in everything we do at Wolseley UK: the way we work, the decisions we make, and how we treat each other.
We deliver on our commitments with fairness, honesty and integrity.
We trust each other to get the job done
We work safely and don’t cut corners.
We move quickly and are open to new ways of working.
We strive to be the best and are proud of our company.
We put customers at the heart of what we do.
We support each other and are open and honest.
A brief history of Wolseley
Frederick York Wolseley launches the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company.
The first Wolseley horseless carriage went on sale in the UK at £120.
Wolseley sells its car and machine tool business which became a part of Morris Motors, BMC, British Leyland and Rover Group.
Wolseley merges with Geo H Hughes.
Wolseley acquires a number of UK heating and oil burning companies.
Sales hit £27 million.
The group repositions to focus solely on distribution.
Wolseley acquires US firm Ferguson Enterprises Inc.
Sales reach £739 million.
Wolseley plc changes its name to Ferguson plc.
Wolseley UK sold to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier and Rice (CD&R)
A responsible business
We believe being ethical doesn’t just benefit people and communities – it’s good for our business, too. Why? Because if we always act with integrity, we’ll earn the trust and respect of our customers, suppliers and employees. That’s why we’ve developed sustainable and ethical business practices that enable us to be a responsible UK company.
You can find out much more about our commitments to our colleagues, our communities and the environment on our corporate website.Find out more
Our awards and recognition
Personnel Today Awards
Employee Benefits award.
Professional Pensions Awards
Pension Scheme of the Year award.
Personnel Today Awards
Talent Management award.
National Mentoring Consortium Awards
New Employer of the Year award.
The Logistics Awards
World class award.