Franke UK and Cooper Callas part company

Franke UK has announced that its distribution agreement with Cooper Callas will not be renewed when it expires on May 1.

From this point onward, the strategic distribution partners for Franke sinks, taps, hoods and waste management products across the UK and Ireland will be Waterline, Sinks & Things, Swift Electrical, PJH Group, Forth & Clyde (Scotland only), Bodel (Northern Ireland) and Kitchen Accessories Ltd (Republic of Ireland).

Commenting on the news, Cooper Callas managing director Phil Carr (pictured) said the decision had been reached “in joint recognition of our changing business”.

“During the past 12 months, we have continued the consolidation of manufacturers that Cooper Callas represents as we become increasingly more focused on the bathroom environment,” he explained. “We believe our customers want a more dedicated supplier of bathrooms, therefore we have to be more specific about which brands we represent. We advised customers last year.”

Franke UK managing director Neil Clarke said the company was “not in a position to make any further comment at this time”.

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