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 & Manchester.
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.
To find out about the history of Robert Lee, view our timeline below.
Mark Abrahams sets up in business, selling glass in London.
Mark Abrahams acquires new offices in Leadenhall Street and installs one of the first telephone systems.
Mark Abrahams & Sons acquires builders merchants ‘Humphrey & Gordon’ and ‘Swayes Tiles’.
Robert Lee founded in Islington North London.
Robert Lee moves to 33 Sutherland Road Walthamstow,London.
Robert Lee bought by Diplomat plc.
Robert Lee Swindon depot opened.
Robert Lee moves to Clifford Road, Walthamstow.
Robert Lee Tamworth depot opened.
Mark Abrahams Distribution Ltd buys Robert Lee.
New Head Offices
Robert Lee moves to new head office premises in Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire.
Big Blue Plumbing Book
The first ‘Big Blue Plumbing Book’ is published.
New purpose built warehouse in Swindon is opened.
Arley Professional brand relaunched nationwide.
Robert Lee purchase John Smith Butler Ltd in Manchester.
Synergy brand launched nationwide.
Robert Lee Exhibit the Synergy Brand at KBB show.
Halite Bath Panel brand is launched nationwide
Trisen Brassware Brand is launched nationwide.
Brand Launch:Lucabella Brands
Introduction Of Lucabella Brands – Elementa (Baths), Veloce’ (Trays) and Tristan Alexander (Furniture).
Brand Launch:Elementa Baths
Elementa Baths is launched nationwide.
Veloce’ Shower Trays is launched nationwide.
Brand Launch:Tristan Alexander
Tristan Alexander Furniture is launched nationwide.