The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association (KBSA), has offered its support to in-toto and Alno franchises following the news that Alno AG has filed for insolvency.
It has advised all in-toto members to reapply as individual members as their in-toto group membership will be terminated at the end of July.
“We reacted quickly to contact all our members to offer any support and advice they may need,” said national chair Richard Hibbert (pictured). “While Alno has been in a similar situation before with little repercussions in the UK market, it pays to be prepared.
The KBSA and the management of in-toto UK has already agreed on an amicable separation, with their group membership being terminated the end of July 2017.
“All individual in-toto members have been invited to reapply for KBSA membership in their own right and a significant number have indicated that they wish to take up our offer. We are committed to ensuring a speedy and efficient sign-up, so that retailers can offer their customers much-needed reassurance during what may be an uncertain time.”