KBzine: the original kitchen and bathroom industry e-news - since 2002
23rd June 2017
We strongly recommend viewing KBzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.
Kaldewei announces new UK distribution agreement
With effect from next Wednesday, 1st June, Cooper Callas, one of the UK's largest independent kitchen and bathroom distributors, will become the latest partner to join forces with Kaldewei as part of its nationwide distribution strategy.
Kaldewei already works with four leading distributor - including Robert Lee, who are each able to uphold the exacting standards expected of a prestigious brand and deliver excellent levels of customer service. Established in 1875, Cooper Callas has an exemplary track record and with distribution centres in Newton Abbot, Bicester, Leeds and Glasgow, offers fast delivery times to over 95% of the UK population. Already representing many of Europe's leading quality bathroom manufacturers, Cooper Callas offers Kaldewei a strong brand fit.
"This is an important and exciting step forward as it enables us to achieve full nationwide coverage that is second to none," explains Kaldewei UK Managing Director, Martin Russell. "In addition to our existing distribution partners, Cooper Callas will take Kaldewei's iconic products to consumers the length and breadth of the UK, from Scotland to the South West of England and everywhere in between."
Darren Cooper, Managing Director at Cooper Callas adds: "We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Kaldewei. Our experience in distributing steel baths along with the unrivalled quality of the Kaldewei product range gives us an incredibly exciting opportunity. The entire team at Coopers is looking forward to a mutually prosperous future."
The new partnership underlines a continuation of the Kaldewei UK strategy to improve customer service, reduce delivery lead times and ensure that consumers have minimal distances to travel in order to view and buy from Kaldewei's design-led portfolio of over 300 baths and shower trays crafted from beautiful and durable 3.5mm steel enamel.
Kaldewei distributors are provided with professional marketing support from the head office team in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, along with friendly and effective after-sales service which is channel-focussed to ensure the specific needs of different customer groups, including distributors, are understood and met.
Picture shows: Darren Cooper, Managing Director, Cooper Callas, with Martin Russell, UK Managing Director, Kaldewei
3rd June 2011