Our Journey

Just over 15 years ago, CID Group embarked on a journey to make life easier for our customers in the Civil Engineering, Utilities, and Construction sectors.


Explore our journey below...

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(Pre-2008)

The original Family business was involved in the sale of a range of diamond blades through merchants and hire-shops. Prior to this the founder was himself on the tools, running a small construction firm in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

2008


CID was born. The ‘Soulsby Brothers' set about developing the product range by adding Tools, PPE, and Traffic Management products, and supplying directly to local contractors from a small unit in Stanningley, Leeds.

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2010

Further products were added to the range, including a range of light equipment. CID also began to expand its presence further across the UK.

2012


Moved into a new warehouse in Horsforth, Leeds, to facilitate rapid growth. Opened CID's first ‘trade point’ in Leeds.

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2014

Launched the Solo cut-off saw into the UK market, launched own range of PPE, and established a southern ‘trade point’ in Watford.

2016


Moved into a new larger 3-acre central distribution centre and HQ, near A1, M1, and M62.

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2017

Invested in embroidery, heat seal, and sign printing equipment and brought these processes in-house to facilitate enhanced service levels.

2018


Launched revolutionary 10-4-10 same-day delivery service and invested in a large expansion of our own-vehicle delivery fleet.

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2019

Launched the innovative T-Matting product and Safestack pedestrian barrier.

2020

Stayed true to our core during the Covid pandemic and remained focused on keeping the civil engineering sector supply chain running smoothly, whilst also supporting a number of front-line industries.

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2021

Added reinstatement materials to the range and began stockholding large volumes of temporary fencing products. Established Scotland office in Falkirk.

2022


Agreed acquisition of Strathallan Safety Supplies and further expanded into Scotland. FORS accreditation gained.

2023


Moved into new 81,000 sqft central distribution centre in Leeds and established operation in Ireland.

2024

Watch the journey unfold…

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