|This is how the Timber
Trades Journal described Gill & Robinson on
the occasion of our Centenary in 1989. In the years
since then we have maintained and developed our
role as one of the leading UK softwood timber agents
and have also diversified into distributing
Swedish Timber from a UK terminal. As the structure of the UK Timber
Trade has changed over the years, our customer base
has also changed with an ever increasing volume
of sales going to importing manufacturers and larger
Gill & Robinson have a network of offices
throughout the country providing truly national
sales coverage throughout the UK and Ireland.
Our Head Office is in the North of England in
Newcastle upon Tyne, from there we look after
sales to the North of England and Scotland and
carry out all the financial and administrative
duties of the business. Our sales branches are
located in the South East and North West of England
and in Yorkshire. These offices are staffed by
highly experienced personnel with unrivalled local
knowledge of the importing trade in their areas.
We provide our overseas principals with a full del credere agency service and
give them balanced market information on the UK Imported Softwood trade. We are
active members of the Timber Trade Federation and the regional Timber Trade
Associations throughout the UK, with many of our sales team participating in the
running of these organisations.
On November 6th 2012 contracts were completed for the sale of Gill & Robinson to the German timber agent Kullik & Rullmann AG.
We expect that, with the assistance of the Kullik & Rullmann UK sales team, we will be able to increase our sales for our shippers both in the UK and abroad as well as providing our customers with new products.