James Donaldson & Sons continues growth strategy with Acquisition of Kitchens International

Andrew Donaldson, CEO of JDS and Gerry Watson, MD of Kitchens International

THE Boards of James Donaldson & Sons (JDS) Ltd and Kitchens International Ltd have announced that, following its acquisition, Kitchens International Ltd, has become the latest addition to the JDS brand portfolio.

Kitchens International Ltd, Scotland’s leading independent kitchen retailer, will join the JDS portfolio of leading independent brands which includes MGM Timber, Donaldson Timber Engineering, James Donaldson Timber, James Donaldson Insulation, Smith & Frater, Rowan Manufacturing and Nu-Style Products.

Kitchens International Ltd is Scotland’s most award-winning kitchen brand, popular amongst both consumers and trade, with 6 showrooms across Scotland and a strong contract fitting division.  It will strategically and operationally complement the current JDS retail and manufacturing portfolio, working closely with the existing kitchen offering through Smith & Frater and MGM Timber, allowing JDS to offer a full suite of interior options for both trade and retail customers.  

Announcing the acquisition, Andrew Donaldson, CEO of James Donaldson & Sons Ltd, said: “It is a privilege to welcome the Kitchens International Ltd family to our Donaldson family; we anticipate exciting times ahead both within the Kitchen market and its associated interiors including Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Home Offices.  Adding the Kitchens International brand to our current portfolio will yield strong synergistic opportunities for both businesses.  As always, the most important thing will be People and we are looking forward to working with Kitchens International Ltd across both the Board and full team.  Together, as one family, we are well placed to build our Kitchen and Interiors business for the future.”

Gerry Watson, MD of Kitchens International added: “Over the past 27 years we are proud to have grown Kitchens International to become a leading UK Kitchen brand and are excited that our next growth chapter will be as part of the James Donaldson Group.  With shared values and vision, together we can provide greater opportunity for all our brand community; our staff, our brand ambassadors and our suppliers.”

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