Trade kitchen supplier Howdens has announced it has acquired kitchen worktops supplier Sheridan Fabrications Ltd (Sheridan). Sheridan provides an end-to-end service to customers for the manufacture, fabrication, laser templating and installation of premium solid surface worktops. The business employs about 200 people at its manufacturing facility in Normanton, West Yorkshire.
Solid surface worktops are an attractive and growing segment of the kitchen market, and Howdens said the acquisition will support its trade-only model along with its expansion into the higher-priced kitchen segment where recent range introductions have proved popular with customers.
Sheridan has a 25-year track record in the solid surface business and the acquisition will further increase Howdens’ in-house manufacturing capacity. John Blackburn, MD of Sheridan, will remain with the business to share his expertise.
In 2020 Howdens acquired the assets of a small solid surface fabricator which commenced full scale manufacturing in April 2021, and the company says the level of demand has been strong.
Andrew Livingston, CEO of Howdens, said: “The acquisition of Sheridan gives us significant additional capacity and experience in the solid surface business. We have worked closely with Sheridan for many years and we are delighted to welcome them to Howdens. They are a trusted partner and great fit with our existing capabilities and we are excited about the significant growth opportunities that lie ahead.”