Howdens acquires Sheridan in bid to sell more higher-priced kitchens

Trade kitchen chain Howdens has acquired luxury solid surface worktop supplier Sheridan Fabrications as part of its strategy to expand its kitchen offering into the higher-priced sector.

Sheridan is based in Normanton, West Yorkshire, and employs around 200 people. It provides its customers with a service that includes manufacturing, fabrication, laser templating and installation.

Howdens said that solid surface worktops are a growing area of the kitchen market and that this acquisition will support its expansion into the “higher-priced kitchen segment where recent range introductions have proved very popular with customers”.

Sheridan managing director John Blackburn will remain with the business “to share his expertise as we continue to grow in this attractive segment”.

Commenting on the acquisition, Howdens chief executive Andrew Livingston said: “The acquisition of Sheridan gives us significant additional capacity and experience in the solid surface business. We have worked closely with Sheridan for many years and we are delighted to welcome them to Howdens. They are a trusted partner and great fit with our existing capabilities and we are excited about the significant growth opportunities that lie ahead.”

Last year, Howdens acquired the assets of a small solid surface fabricator which commenced full scale manufacturing in April 2021 and the level of demand has been strong.

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