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JDS snaps up Kitchens International

KIJDSKitchen chain Kitchens International has been acquired by buildings materials group James Donaldson & Sons.

According to the six store chain ‘by joining the JDS portfolio of brands, it will strategically and operationally benefit from the current JDS complementary manufacturing and trade portfolio, supporting both the current Kitchens International brand offering and future sector expansion with an extended suits of luxury options for both contract and retail clients.’

‘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. 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,’ says Gerry Watson, Kitchens International.

‘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,’ says Andrew Donaldson, James Donaldson & Sons ceo, pictured left with Watson.