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Kartell is the largest business within the Brand K group which also includes Just Trays, The Shower Tray Company, Vogue UK, Summerbridge and Clear Look. The group turns over in excess of £132m using the brands K-RAD, K-VIT, JT, VOGUE, SUMMERBRIDGE and CLEAR LOOK and employs more than 570 people across principle sites in Bedford, Wigan, Leeds, Willenhall and Hull.

GROUP VISION

  • To be a leading brand in the HVAC and Bathroom sector
  • To create a positive impact on society and to the environment as a company
  • To exceed customer expectations with continuous improvement
  • To adopt latest technologies very quickly
  • To adopt creative thinking and a fresh approach
  • To utilise our skills and knowledge to help us cross borders and expand internationally in export markets

KARTELL

Founded in 2008, Kartell is the largest supplier of radiators, designer towel warmers and bathroom equipment to the independent merchant and showroom sector in the UK.

Utilising the strengths of the group Kartell represents a strategic alliance between manufacturing and sales. Combined with important global commercial partnerships which offer additional value to the brand, customers and stakeholders by an innovative approach to production, using the latest technologies, and service with fresh and creative thinking.

The route to market using the K-RAD and K-VIT brands is via independent plumbing merchants and showrooms with a focus and commitment to service and continuous improvement. Headquartered in Bedford with a further distribution facility in Wigan, Kartell are focused on next day service using our own fleet of vehicles from modern dedicated warehouses in excess of 400,000 square ft.

JUST TRAYS

Headquartered in Leeds, JT is one of the largest manufacturers of stone resin ABS capped and gel coat shower trays in the world. Its focus on quality and innovation has positioned the business at the forefront of the UK market for the last 30 years and today employs more than 125 people. Since the investment by Brand K group, JT has established a new world class production facility which manufactures solely for export markets.

 

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VOGUE UK

Headquartered in Willenhall, West Midlands, Vogue is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of heated towel rails and associated products, offering a wide range of towel rails and radiators with UK based manufacturing and finishing services. Having traded for more than 30 years, Vogue today is led by a highly experienced management team and employs more than 90 people.

 

 

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SUMMERBRIDGE

Headquartered in Anlaby, East Yorkshire, Summerbridge one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of kitchen and bathroom cabinets and doors to manufacturers, contractors, developers and distributors across the leisure, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (KBB) and commercial and residential development sectors. With predecessor businesses’ history dating back 30 years, Summerbridge today employs more than 120 people.

 

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CLEAR LOOK

Kartell’s 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 key stakeholders and customers.

 

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MX GROUP

Headquartered in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, MX Group is one of the leading manufacturers of shower trays in the UK market. Founded in 1974 the company has grown to become a well-known and important supplier to the shower industry, employing more than 150 people. MX operates from a 90,000 sq. ft. headquarters and distribution site, with high quality automated production facilities boasting a range of capabilities.

 

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PALADIN RADIATORS

Paladin is a leading independent producer of traditional cast iron radiators, supplying direct to retailers and installers.  All its products are assembled and finished in Britain and it has its own dedicated foundry.  The business offers a high-quality range, encapsulating heritage and innovative styles, as well as bespoke and colour-matched options.  Based in the hamlet of New York, the company was founded 30 years ago and now employed 26 people.

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EXPORT

The group continue to develop the business by using their skills and knowledge to cross borders and maximise opportunities internationally.

Currently the Brand K group products are sold in over 25 countries across the globe and expect significant growth across core markets.

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