Wolverhampton-based UKSS has been acquired by Alno UK
Alno UK has acquired Wolverhampton-based worksurface fabricator UK Surface Solutions (UKSS), which provides granite, marble, Corian and quartz tops and is a gold fabricator for Cosentino.
The acquisition by Alno has allowed the 25-year old fabrication business to recruit additional staff and invest in machinery for the faster processing of worktops.
Alno UK is celebrating 40 years of trading this year, supplying kitchens from Germany in 1974, and it now supplies kitchen from four brands: Alno, Wellmann, Impuls and Pino.
It supplies kitchens through John Lewis and has a network of 33 Alno retailers nationwide, plus 50 franchised In-toto Design Studios and three Contracts offices.
The Intoto Design Studio franchise kitchens has recently reported a 22% sales increase on the previous year, with 8% of the increase from new store openings, according to the company.
Managing director of Alno UK, Jonathon Wagstaff commented: “We are extremely excited about the significant expansion of the company by acquiring UKSS. Not only will this newest addition to our products support our established portfolio of brands, it will also allow us to serve a wider market with a direct delivery of worksurfaces.
“Our objective is simple; to provide more product to our customers with the quality of service and product expected from a high-quality German kitchen manufacturer.”