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16th February 2018
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Uform crowned 'Best supplier to independent kitchen & retail manufacturing sector'
With tough competition from suppliers throughout Ireland, Uform is delighted to have just been crowned 'Best supplier to the independent kitchen and retail manufacturing sector' at the annual 'Kitchen Retailer Ireland Awards', held at the Four Seasons hotel in Dublin.
Established in 1993 by the Donnelly family, Uform has grown to become one of the UK's largest manufacturers and distributors of kitchen doors and components and sells direct to kitchen retailers and manufacturers throughout Ireland and the UK. The company has a 75,000 sq. ft. factory in Stonebridge, Country Antrim with over 70 employees.
"To win a KRI Award, not only must a company offer outstanding services, it must also deliver exceptional value, excellent design and forward-thinking products," explains Judith Robinson Lyttle, editor of KRI.
"While all those in the shortlist performed to a high level over the past 12 months, Uform won hands down, thanks to its unrivalled customer service, its knowledgeable and supportive staff who are passionate about their product and the company's ability to adapt and perform in a challenging market."
Eamon Donnelly, Uform's managing director says:
"This is particularly exciting as Uform is the first ever door frontal supplier to win this award. The UK and Irish Kitchen industry market as a whole has suffered tough times within the last few years, that said the determination and sheer grit of the people has amazed me, their resilience and determination has shone through with many companies continuing to do well.
"As a company we have continued and will continue to listen to our customers intently and have aggressively deployed a number of strategic and operational improvements over the last two years. It's all about being easy to do business with and that's what we have strived for.
"What makes the real difference is our people, I am delighted to have a team that understands what satisfying the customer really means. That said and done, without happy returning customers we simply would not be in business. I would like to offer a huge 'thank you' to all our customers for their business and most importantly for those who voted for us... Upwards and onwards, the future is bright at Uform."
Uform is one of the industry leaders in Ireland and has an award winning Design Centre exhibiting 40 full kitchen displays. Ongoing research and the development of new, innovative ranges have helped the company to offer inspirational products whilst maintaining exceptional value for money. Each of the kitchen displays highlights the company's innovative and creative doors, accessories and components.
The Design Centre also features Sales and Product training workshops that are designed to help Uform's customers learn more about the latest developments, techniques and trends in the industry and how to apply these to their own businesses.
In 2008, Uform launched Kitchen Stori, the company's first consumer brand. Kitchen Stori is available from a number of independent retailers that are chosen with specific criteria to ensure that all customers benefit from exceptional buying experience.
The brand offers products for all market segments and price points. Ranges are available in Traditional, Contemporary and painted finish options in various door styles, with a host of innovative components. Kitchen Stori has enabled the company to offer retailers the opportunity to add real value and difference and is now a moving name in the kitchen retail industry.
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