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Wolseley operates in five geographic regions – the United States, Canada, the Nordic region, the United Kingdom and Central Europe and France.

The financial results in this section relate to ongoing businesses only.



  • A wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, industrial and ventilation equipment
  • National distribution centre in Ontario and branches located in all 10 provinces across Canada
  • Servicing residential, commercial and industrial sectors both in the RMI and new build markets

Key brand

Wolseley Canada logo

Revenue (6% of Group)

Trading profit

Trading margin

Business units



5-year performance £m


Quarterly like-for-like revenue growth


Regional KPIs

  2014 2013
Like-for-like revenue growth (0.8)% +2.0%
Trading margin 5.6% 5.8%


Competitive environment

Wolseley Canada is estimated to be the second largest national distributor in the Waterworks business and in Blended Branches. However, its market position varies by region.

Revenue by market sector


Business unit portfolio and profile

Wolseley Canada is a wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, industrial and ventilation products, servicing residential, commercial and industrial sectors, both in the RMI and new build markets.

We operate three business units principally under the Wolseley and Meridian Valves banners.  The branch network is supported by the national distribution centre in Milton, Ontario.

  • Blended Branches

    The Blended Branches business supplies plumbing equipment and a wide range of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products and parts to residential and commercial contractors.

    Market position

    contribution to ongoing 2013/14 revenue

  • Waterworks

    The Waterworks business supplies products and services to the construction industry and water and waste water treatment systems to residential, commercial and municipal contractors.

    Market position

    contribution to ongoing 2013/14 revenue

  • Industrial

    The Industrial business is a supplier of PVF supply solutions to oil and gas customers and municipal contractors across Canada.

    14 %
    contribution to ongoing 2013/14 revenue

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Figures are for the year ended 31 July 2014