Hoffman Thornwood enters KBB market

British wood-based panel supplier Hoffman Thornwood is targeting the KBB market for growth.

Speaking exclusively to kbbreview, deputy managing director Anthony Wilkins said it had seen a growing need in the market to outsource manufacturing because of business rates increases, peaking energy costs and general business pressures.

It also claimed to be able to pass on better savings to customers than its competitors, thanks to its 24-hour day, six-days-a-week operation.

The firm has recently made the move from its north London roots to just outside of the M25, into a new 3.2-acre site to enable it to expand into existing and new markets.

It recently hit £175 million in turnover, up on the £150m seen at the end of 2016, with 99% of its distribution being within the UK.

When asked about the impact of Brexit uncertainty on the industry, Wilkins said: “If anything, it will make people think twice about looking overseas. The UK is best served by British manufacturers.

“All of our board materials are sustainably sourced from FSC-certified suppliers, the vast majority of which are UK-based board manufacturers and means we are at less mercy of currency volatility and potential Brexit issues.”

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