Grafton Group has agreed a deal to buy Proline Architectural Hardware, a Dublin-based distributor of architectural ironmongery products for doors. 

Grafton, which owns the Woodies DIY chain here, said the deal is still subject to approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Proline reported revenue of €10.8m last year.

It specialises in the supply of high quality traditional and contemporary architectural ironmongery products, in a variety of designs and finishes, including door locks, hinges and handles. 

Its product ranges and expertise allows joinery manufacturers, contractors and trade customers to source ironmongery products from a single source.  

Gavin Slark, the chief executive of Grafton said, that Proline will bring specialist expertise to Grafton in the architectural ironmongery distribution segment in Ireland. 

"It will also enable us to offer a broader range of products and services and to extend our customer base in this segment of the market," Gavin Slark said. 

"The acquisition of Proline is in line with our strategy of acquiring specialist high quality businesses that trade in complementary markets," he added.