Kitchen retailer Kutchenhaus opened its first ever store in Croydon on Monday, December 6, after a special launch event held over the weekend to welcome customers with some special promotions.
The new south-London store is at 4-5 Purley Way Crescent and is the 45th franchise store in the UK for the German kitchen brand.
The Croydon store is owned by business manager Ronnie Adjei (pictured), who has 12 years’ experience in kitchen and bathroom design, having worked as a designer and director for a variety of companies in the Croydon and Wimbledon areas.
The 1,500sq ft showroom will have eight displays in total, including five kitchen displays, one home office and one bathroom. Appliance brands on offer include Bosch, Siemens, Miele, AEG and Quooker.
The Croydon store will have four members of staff to deal with customer service and design, and Adjei intends to employ another designer in 2022.
Adjei has set himself an ambitious target of £750,000 turnover for the business’s first financial year and is already planning to open a second store.
Speaking about the opening, Adjei commented: “We are so excited to be opening our new store in Croydon and can’t wait for the local community to finally be able to see the contemporary and traditional displays that are on offer. The team have moved quickly to prepare the showroom – it has taken just six weeks to transform the space to high-quality standards. We plan to use our customer-focused attitude to our advantage so that we can cater to their needs above all else and deliver the best quality product.
“I know this location extremely well from working across the borough and in nearby areas over the years and we’re situated in a prominent spot that is easily accessible. I am quite ambitious, so within two years I plan on being able to open a second store nearby. We can’t wait to get started.”
On behalf of Kutchenhaus, national head of sales and operations Sean Ford said:
“The past 18 months have been challenging, but Kutchenhaus has adapted and continued to experience fantastic growth, which we hope will continue over the next two to three years. It is great to see that Ronnie is in a position to open a new store in Croydon and offer local customers the opportunity to plan and design their dream kitchen. We love his ambition and can’t wait to see how he progresses.
“The new showroom will no doubt offer an engaging environment and deliver a high-quality product, a market opportunity which we know is currently in high demand. We wish the team all the best and wait to see their future success.”
Kutchenhaus is owned by Nobilia. Virtual appointments are possible for customers using Kutchenhaus’s online 3D planning tool to create kitchen remotely, if customers are unable to visit the store.
Kutchenhaus opened its 44th store in the UK in Eltham in October