Trade kitchen supplier Howdens has acquired UK supplier of premium kitchen worktops Sheridan Fabricators.
The West Yorkshire-based company provides an end-to-end service to customers for the manufacture, fabrication, laser templating and installation of solid surface worktops.
Established for 25-years, Sheridan Fabricators employs around 200 people at its manufacturing facility in Normanton.
Managing director of Sheridan Fabricators John Blackburn will remain with the business.
The acquisition will support Howdens trade-only model and expansion into the higher priced kitchen segments where it has introduced furniture ranges, as well as increase the company’s manufacturing capacity.
In 2020 Howdens acquired the assets of a small solid surface fabricator which commenced full-scale manufacturing in April and the company reports a “strong” level of demand.
CEO of Howdens Andrew Livingston said: “The acquisition of Sheridan gives us significant additional capacity and experience in the solid surface business.
“We have worked closely with Sheridan for many years, and we are delighted to welcome them to Howdens.
“They are a trusted partner and great fit with our existing capabilities, and we are excited about the significant growth opportunities that lie ahead.”
Howdens has announced it is gearing up for positive sales in Spring, having increased warehouse capacity and made a “significant” investment in stock.