About Robert Lee Distribution

The Robert Lee you see today is a hybrid of two of the industries most respected and independent distributors, Mark Abrahams and following their acquisition in 2000 Robert Lee London Ltd.Known today, simply as, Robert Lee Distribution Ltd we are arguably the UK’s largest independent distributor of bathrooms, showers and plumbing products, supplying retailers and merchants.
We have 27,000 different product lines and with a purpose built 95,000 sq Ft head office in Waltham Abbey and branches at Swindon, Tamworth & Huddersfield.

We supply 99% of our customers on a next working day delivery.

Ordering is easy, a team of over 20 experienced staff are waiting to take your call, and all orders received by 5pm will be delivered next working day.
A Brief History
  • 1855
    Mark Abrahams – sets up in business, selling glass in London.
  • 1880
    Acquired new offices in Leadenhall St, London
  • 1880
    Installed one of London’s first telephones in the office
  • 1934
    Mark Abrahams & Sons acquires Builders Merchants Humphrey & Gordon, and Swayes Tiles.
  • 1946
    Robert Lee Founded in Islington
  • 1966
    Robert Lee moves to 33 Sutherland Road (Walthamstow)
  • 1972
    Robert Lee bought by Diploma Plc
  • 1979
    Robert Lee Swindon depot opened
  • 1981
    Robert Lee Thetford depot opened
  • 1983
    Robert Lee moves to Clifford Road (Walthamstow)
  • 1984
    Robert Lee Tamworth depot opened
  • 2000
    Mark Abrahams Distribution Ltd buys Robert Lee
  • 2003
    Moved to new premises in Lea Road (Waltham Abbey)
  • 2007
    Purchase of new purpose built warehouse in Swindon
  • 2010
    New depot opened in Huddersfield