MGM Timber partners with Magnet Kitchens as it expands customer base across Scotland

Gerry Watson (CEO of Interiors at Donaldson Group)

SCOTLAND’S largest independent specialist timber merchant, MGM Timber, has launched a partnership with leading kitchen specialist, Magnet Kitchens, to reach retail and consumer audiences, andĀ strengthen the customer experience for trade.

During an initial 12-month trial, Magnet’s kitchen collection is now available at the MGM Timber Clydebank branch, with the Wishaw and Broxburn showrooms expected in early 2024. 

The partnership enables MGM Timber to reach Magnet’s retail and consumer audiences while Magnet can tap into MGM’s strong relationships with trade businesses. Renowned for its style, functionality and durability, Magnet’s range of award winning kitchens offers trade customers greater product and design choices, including contemporary and traditional styles across a spectrum of different colours and finishes. The partnership will also significantly reduce lead times, with selected ranges available in as little as one week and two to three weeks for made to order ranges.

Gerry Watson, CEO of Interiors at Donaldson Group, said: “As our first partnership trial of this kind, this collaboration marks a significant milestone for both organisations. The strength of our trusted brand and our relationships with the trade, combined with Magnet’s retail and consumer expertise, will undoubtedly create exciting growth opportunities and expand our respective customer bases. By incorporating Magnet’s extensive range within our existing portfolio, we can deliver greater product and design choices for our customers as well as accelerated turnaround times.”

Paul Strong, Store Operations Director, at Magnet, said: “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with MGM Timber, a distinguished name in Scotland’s timber industry.  At Magnet, it’s important we find partners who reflect the same values as us and MGM’s unwavering commitment to craftsmanship, quality and expertise aligns seamlessly.  Together, we combine our specialised knowledge and shared values to provide unparalleled service and quality products to MGM’s customer base.  We’re excited about this venture poised to deliver exquisite kitchens.  This partnership marks an exciting chapter as we blend expertise to serve our communities better”.

MGM Timber (Scotland) Ltd was established in 1991 and has grown to become one of Scotland’s leading local independent timber merchants for trade and retail customers. Part of the Donaldson Group since 2005, the team’s highly knowledgeable staff operate from 15 branches across Scotland, located in Broxburn, Clydebank, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh (Newcraighall), Edinburgh City (Lochend), Glenrothes, Grangemouth, Hamilton, Inverness, Paisley, Perth, Prestwick, St Andrews, and Wishaw.

Currently led by the sixth generation of Donaldson, the 163-year-old Donaldson Group comprises a total of 16 specialist timber and building product businesses and brands, operating throughout the UK.

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