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KUDOS Shower Products Ltd

SanSwiss, part of RONAL GROUP announces the acquisition of Kudos Shower Products Ltd, UK.

Press Release

SanSwiss, headquartered in Härkingen, Switzerland, is a major European manufacturer of shower enclosures and shower screens as well as other bathroom and wellness products, selling to over 17 countries.  Kudos was identified as an ideal opportunity to bring together two successful businesses with complimentary products enabling; expansion in the UK market with existing SanSwiss products; growth potential in Europe with the existing Kudos range; and the development of new products through the combined resource within the enlarged business.

Härkingen/Gunzgen 13 June

Olivier Gunther and Sebastian Hainz, Co-Managing Directors of SanSwiss, are highly convinced of the new opportunities and synergies with Kudos under the SanSwiss umbrella: "Kudos is a well-known brand with an outstanding reputation in manufacturing and selling shower enclosures and shower screens in the UK. With Kudos, we are further expanding our core competence and performance in shower enclosures, shower screens and trays for our partners and customers in whole Europe.
We also expect considerable opportunities and synergies through leveraging marketing, technology and product content, new product development, in-sourcing and production capacity. Both companies and brands will continue without interruption with their independent sales activities in the respective channels and countries. We are confident that this bundling of high-level expertise will enable us to offer our customers even more benefits and innovative shower and bathroom solutions".

Kudos outgoing Group CEO and founder, Bruce Ledwith, who will remain with the company in a consultative role for the foreseeable future, comments: "After 23 years, it was not only time to take a step back, but to consider the long-term future of Kudos. The SanSwiss investment provides security, significant growth opportunities and a strong commitment to maintaining and expanding our manufacturing facilities within the UK".

SanSwiss have made it clear that their investment is not just in the Kudos brand or market share, but also in the current management team. Kudos Group MD Mark Hill says "We are delighted to become part of SanSwiss and the RONAL GROUP, and with the opportunity this now delivers to build on our position in the UK market. We have a strong management team, with a very clear strategy for the future built around exciting new products and our best-in-class customer service. It is our objective, and the objective of our new owners, to continue to develop our long-standing partnerships with our suppliers and customers".  

Sales Director Nick Graville adds "These really are exciting times for all concerned! We now have access to resources and product ranges that will enable Kudos to evolve more quickly and add further value to customers in the UK bathroom market place".

About Kudos

Kudos Shower Products Ltd is a UK based manufacturer of Shower Enclosures, Screens, Shower Trays and Wetroom systems, the company was started by Bruce Ledwith in 1999 with a manufacturing facility in Cumbria, often referred to as The Lake District and a warehouse and distribution centre in Cheshire.

Kudos is the UKs  leading independent producer of high quality showering solutions which are sold to dealers throughout the UK and Ireland, either directly or through a network of distributors. Kudos products are widely recognised for combining high quality with great design along with industry leading after sales service and support.

Kudos Shower Products Ltd
Elmsfield Park
Cumbria LA6 1RJ
+44 1539 564141