SMTS rebrands to Donaldson Timber Systems following acquisition

DONALDSON Timber Systems (DTS) has been confirmed as the new brand of the business formerly known as Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS).

The move follows the acquisition of the timber frame manufacturer in December last year.

Established in 1975 as the timber frame arm of the Stewart Milne Group, Donaldson Timber Systems operates throughout the UK from three manufacturing plants in Aberdeen, Witney and Falkirk.

Since its acquisition, all staff and operations have moved over to the Donaldson Group, with MD Rod Allan and the former SMTS board of directors continuing to lead the business.

Alex Goodfellow, formerly Stewart Milne Group MD – strategic development, has a new role in the Donaldson Group, as CEO of Donaldson Off-site. Comprising Donaldson Timber Engineering, Donaldson Timber Systems, and Rowan Manufacturing, this new division services the housebuilding and construction markets.

Rod Allan, MD, Donaldson Timber Systems, said, “The rebrand to Donaldson Timber Systems is a major milestone in our company history. While the business is moving forward with the same people and operations as before, incorporating the Donaldson name highlights the step-change in our approach.

“We’re very proud to have joined this long-standing family business, with both timber and people at its heart. The quality of our products and service remains unchanged, but we have many exciting plans and we’re confident that this new venture will prove of great benefit for our customers.”

Andrew Donaldson, CEO of the Donaldson Group, added, “It’s been a fantastic few months integrating the new members of the team into the Donaldson Group, and the response from all involved has been hugely positive. This change of name fully aligns the business with the Group and has included a full rebrand including new logo, new branding and new website.

“Now the rebrand exercise is well underway, we’re looking forward to seeing Donaldson Timber Systems develop and grow, building on the excellent foundations that were created in its almost 50 years of operation.”