Wren Kitchens achieves ISO accreditations

Retailer commended by International Standards Organisation (ISO)

17 Jul, 19

Retailer Wren Kitchens has achieved ISO accreditations for its manufacturing facilities in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Wren’s factories in Barton-upon-Humber and Howden have been awarded with ISO 9001.

This commendation recognises the kitchen retailers’ efforts to continually improve and streamline the performance of the business.

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In addition, Howden has received ISO accreditations ISO 45001 which focuses on employee’s health, safety and welfare and ISO 14001, for proactively minimising its environmental impact.

Wren expects to replicate its success of achieving ISO 45001, 9001 and 14001 at its remaining sites, with an eight-day audit planned in the next few months.

Manufacturing and logistics director at Wren Kitchens Rafal Klimek, said: “These recognitions further cement our name as an industry-leading kitchen manufacturer, and it’s thanks to the tremendous efforts of our Wren family for making this possible.

“We’re proud to say that we’re celebrating our tenth year in business and as we continue to expand at pace, we’re focusing on streamlining our processes and further developing initiatives to create a happy, safe and healthy workplace.”

To further strengthen its manufacturing facilities, the company recently announced plans of opening a £120million factory in Barton-upon-Humber by 2021, employing a further 1,200 people.

Currently, Wren employs over 4,700 staff, makes 2,000 kitchens each week and delivers them across the UK using its own fleet of 180 lorries.