Franke UK has announced that it has acquired Ashford-based distributor Sinks & Things through a share sale that was completed on the 6th January 2020.
Sinks & Things had been one of Franke’s original distributors since the 1970’s, when the Swiss-based brand of sinks was first introduced into the UK market. It has since grown to be a major distribution partner for Franke UK.
Sinks & Things will retain its trading name and continue to distribute the entire Franke portfolio, whilst operating as part of Franke’s distribution network (which includes Waterline, Swift, Forth & Clyde in Scotland, Bodel in Northern Ireland and Kitchen Accessories Ltd (KAL) in the Republic of Ireland).
From April 2020, PJH will be leaving Franke’s distributor network by mutual agreement.
Neil Clark, managing director of Franke UK commented: “Sinks & Things are a long-standing and loyal partner to Franke, and we want to strengthen our relationship and regional presence in London and the South East where Sinks & Things is well established. The acquisition enables us to invest in the business to take it forward with enhanced customer service, delivery and operations and continue building on the heritage of our distribution partnership that has successfully spanned almost 40 years.”
Mark Bristow, managing director of Sinks & Things said: “Sinks & Things is very proud of its long association with the Franke brand and the loyalty of retail customers across the region. The acquisition enables the business to continue providing its customers with access to all Franke products and taking the business to a new level through further investment and support.”