Construction industry leader Big River Group announces the acquisition of M.B. Prefab Framing Pty Ltd (MB Prefab) in Geelong, Victoria.  

MB Prefab is the 14th distribution site for the company, having completed four other business acquisitions in 2017. The latest is an important development in Big River’s continued expansion into the major population centres of Australia, and will enable them to directly supply the trade segment of the building and construction industry in this area.

MB Prefab’s acquisition not only gives Big River a market position in the growing Geelong region, it also provides a strategic positioning in the prefabrication market, a growing trend in construction design.

“This highly regarded local business will become an important part of the Big River network,” says Jim Bindon, CEO of Big River Group. “The site is very well equipped to supply the broader range of products marketed by Big River Group into all construction segments of the Geelong and broader Melbourne markets.”

MB Prefab is an established name in the Geelong market. MB Prefab founder Doug Maxwell will remain with the business in an operational role. All staff will be retained as part of the transition into the Big River Group.

Big River Group has been operating for over 100 years, manufacturing and distributing timber and steel formwork products, timber flooring, building products, structural plywood and related timber products. It also distributes a broad range of other building products, including MaxiWall and MaxiFloor, primarily to the commercial, residential and infrastructure construction market segments.