Kitchens International joins James Donaldson & Sons

Scottish retailer Kitchens International (KI) has joined the James Donaldson & Sons (JDS) brand portfolio, as part of an acquisition deal.

10 Jun, 21

Scottish retailer Kitchens International (KI) has joined the James Donaldson & Sons (JDS) brand portfolio, as part of an acquisition deal.

KI joins James Donaldson & Sons

(Left to right) CEO JDS Andrew Donaldson and MD of Kitchens International Gerry Watson

 

KI is a multi-award winning kitchen brand, which creates luxury kitchens for the retail sector and for premium developers and builders.

By joining the JDS portfolio, KI reported it will “strategically and operationally” benefit from the JDS complementary manufacturing and trade portfolio.

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The retailer claims it will support both the current KI brand offering and future sector expansion, for both contract and retail clients.

By adding KI into the JDS portfolio, which includes MGM Timber, Donaldson Timber Engineering and James Donaldson Timber, will offer clients a broader offering and a great synergy between the brands.

Announcing the acquisition, MD of Kitchens International Gerry Watson said: “Over the past 27 years, we are proud to have grown KI to become a leading UK kitchen brand and are excited that our next growth chapter will be part of the JDS Group.

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“With shared values and vision, together we can provide greater opportunity for all clients, staff, suppliers and brand ambassadors.

“This will further enhance our combined passion for creating the best kitchens and we envisage clients will, for many decades, continue to enjoy the KI experience.”

KI operates from six showrooms across Scotland, in both the retail and contract sector, and employs 80 industry professionals.

Andrew Donaldson, CEO of James Donaldson & Sons, added: “It is a privilege to welcome the Kitchens International team to our JDS family; we anticipate exciting times ahead both within the kitchen market and its associated interiors, including bathroom and home office.

“Adding the KI brand to our current portfolio will yield strong synergistic opportunities for both businesses.

“As always, the most important thing will be people, and we are looking forward to working with Kitchens International across both the board and the full team.

“Together, as one family, we are well placed to build the KI brand for the future.”