Scotland’s leading independent kitchen retailer, Kitchens International has announced it has joined the James Donaldson & Sons (JDS) brand portfolio as part of an acquisition deal.
Kitchens International (KI) is well known in the kitchen industry and is a multi-award winning kitchen brand, with an unrivalled reputation 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 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 suits of luxury options for both contract and retail clients.
By adding KI into the JDS portfolio, which includes MGM Timber, Donaldson Timber Engineering and James Donaldson Timber, will offer clients a broader offering and a great synergy between the brands.
Announcing the acquisition, Gerry Watson, MD of Kitchens International 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.”
KI currently operates from six showrooms across Scotland, in both the retail and contract sector, with an 80 strong team of industry professionals.
Andrew Donaldson, CEO of James Donaldson & Sons 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.”