Founded in 1965 to supply the retail meat trade with consumables and machinery, John Dodds has grown into a supplier of catering equipment, surrounding steel benches, sinks and other work surfaces and smaller sundry items such as tableware and furniture. Its customer base includes local authorities, large organisations, schools, hospitals, prisons, care homes, hotels, restaurants and takeaway outlets.
"John Dodds is a well-respected, third-generation, family-run business which has a remarkable 50-year history, and we are delighted to welcome its sales and engineering staff on-board with us for what promises to be a very successful future," said director Roger Crosby.
"We had been looking to expand our range and variety of activities within the catering trade following our recent move to bigger premises in Brough Park Way, and after discussions with the Dodds family, it became clear that the areas we cover between our two companies would be a good fit."
John Dodds director Nigel Dodds added: "We had reached an appropriate time for a change in direction at our company, and we believe that we have found the ideal outcome with Crosbys. Our well-established presence in the supply and maintenance of equipment and sundries will complement their operation well, bringing with it years of expertise from our own sales staff and engineers, who will join Crosbys to form an even stronger team for the years ahead."