Scottish independent kitchen retailer, Kitchens International, has announced that it has joined the James Donaldson & Sons (JDS) brand portfolio as part of an acquisition deal.
Kitchens International (KI) is a multi-awardwinning kitchen brand, well known for creating luxury kitchens for both the retail sector and for premium developers and builders. By joining the JDS portfolio of leading independent brands, KI says it believes it will 'strategically and operationally benefit from the current JDS complementary manufacturing and trade portfolio, supporting both the current KI brand offering and future sector expansion with an extended suites of luxury options for both contract and retail clients'.
The current JDS portfolio includes MGM Timber, Donaldson Timber Engineering and James Donaldson Timber, while KI currently operates from six showrooms across Scotland, in both the retail and contract sector, and has an 80-strong team of staff. The KI brand, staff and showrooms will remain unchanged by this business development.
Gerry Watson, MD of Kitchens International, pictured right, said: “Over the past 27 years we are proud to have grown KI to become a leading UK kitchen brand and are excited that our next growth chapter will be part of the JDS Group. With shared values and vision, together we can provide greater opportunity for all clients, staff, suppliers and brand ambassadors. This will further enhance our combined passion for creating the best kitchens and we envisage clients will, for many decades, continue to enjoy the KI experience.”
Andrew Donaldson, CEO of James Donaldson & Sons, left, added: “It is a privilege to welcome the Kitchens International team to our JDS family; we anticipate exciting times ahead both within the kitchen market and its associated interiors, including bathroom and home office. Adding the KI brand to our current portfolio will yield strong synergistic opportunities for both businesses. As always, the most important thing will be people, and we are looking forward to working with Kitchens International across both the board and the full team. Together, as one family, we are well placed to build the KI brand for the future.”