Hettich sales reach €1 billion in a ‘challenging environment’

Global sales at Hettich trumped €1 billion (£858 million) in 2018, up almost 9% on the previous year, the company said.

The fast-growing kitchen furniture fittings group, based in Kirchlengern, Germany, said its UK business also performed well, growing sales and market share for all of its core products, including hinges, drawer systems and sliding door mechanisms.

Chairman Dr Andreas Hettich (pictured) said: “We are delighted to have crossed the €1bn sales threshold.

“We thank all customers, the entire Hettich team and partners for our excellent working relationship and look forward to further successful growth in a challenging environment.”

The firm said last year more than 70% of its business was conducted outside Germany and it invested €119m in its operations worldwide.

In 2018, its workforce totalled an estimated 6,700, with more than half based outside Germany.

Hettich UK is based in Manchester, close to Victoria Warehouse, where the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2019 will be held on Thursday, April 4.

Hettich UK has partnered with the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards this year – its 25th anniversary – to host and sponsor the welcome drinks as a way of saying thank you to its customers.

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