Kartell UK, one of the largest and fastest-growing suppliers of heating and bathroom products to the independent merchant and showroom sector in the UK, has announced the acquisition of mirror specialist Clear Look, in a deal that is said to include all of the Clear Look Ltd mirror stock.
In a statement, Kartell said that the investment in the Clear Look brand is 'an ideal addition to complement the existing range of K-VIT bathroom products and will support the growth and ambitions of the group with our stakeholders and customers'. From this month all orders given to Clear Look will be processed and managed by Kartell.
Founded in 2008, Kartell is a supplier of radiators, designer towel warmers and bathroom products to the independent and merchant showroom sector in the UK. The group turns over in excess of £125m using brands K-RAD, K-VIT, JT and Vogue, and employs more than 430 people across principal sites in Bedford, Wigan, Willenhall, Leeds and Hull. Earlier this year, Kartell revealed that it had completed the acquisition of Summerbridge Holdings Ltd and its subsidiary Humber Doors Ltd to add furniture to its expanding portolio.
Alex Norford, CEO of Kartell, said: "The acquisition of the Clear Look brand was an opportunity which fits perfectly with our strategy and complements our existing range of K-VIT products. I have no doubt we will continue and enhance the great work which has already been achieved by the team at Clear Look. The high-quality products within the Clear Look portfolio only add to the group's shared focus of best-in-class quality."
Tom Fitzcharles, director of Clear Look, said: "On behalf of all the team at Clear Look, I would like to thank all of our customers for their support."