German kitchen manufacturer Rotpunkt has expanded its UK team to meet sales demand and elevate its latest product innovations. In a direct response to its significant success in the UK, Rotpunkt has welcomed two new recruits – Paul Banting, pictured right, is now sales manager for the South East & South West of England and Dave Humphries, left, is sales manager in the Midlands & North of England.
Starting in summer 2021, Dave has already set a new standard for customer service and project management in his territory. Previously national sales manager for In-toto and also a partner in Signum Interiors, Dave said: “I joined the KBB industry as a designer and am delighted to be in an environment which is all about design, utility and sustainability. Rotpunkt ticks every box for me as an employer with a supportive community and an outstanding product mix to deliver to my customers.”
Paul has spent over 15 years in KBB, working in senior business development roles at Arlington Kitchens, Air Uno, CD-UK, Glen Dimplex and Kenwood. Paul says: ”I’m so excited to be joining such a fantastic and well established company with an amazing reputation! I'm looking forward to getting out and meeting my old customers again as well as new clients too. With a trip to headquarters in Germany already booked and KBB Birmingham to look forward to in March, this year is going to be exceptional.”
2022 will also see the company fill an additional sales manager position who will be dedicated to the North, to further grow and develop the business and ensure it can meet clear demand for the brand.
Head of UK operations at Rotpunkt, Matt Phillips said: “Despite the unpredictable market, 2021 was a very strong year for us in terms of sales and product growth, so I would like to thank each and every retailer in the Rotpunkt family at a time when change became the new normal. In fact, our sales for 2021 are up on 2020, so we are excited to be able to further increase production at head office by the end of 2024 early 2025, as we continue to make a difference as eco-pioneers and ultimately grow our retail presence and sales force in the UK.”
With KBB Birmingham on the horizon, the UK sales team at Rotpunkt, is keen to meet with new and existing customers in person. Matt added: “As discerning designers, homeowners and contractors are appreciating the value of eco-luxe products on a whole new level, our climate friendly kitchen furniture solutions continue to empower interior design for the next generation. KBB Birmingham is a landmark event for us and so we are thrilled to showcase our new team, launch our ‘Together to Zero’ climate strategy and debut a contemporary range of new product innovations and sales assets for our customers.”