James Donaldson & Sons adds award-winning Kitchens International to portfolio

Andrew Donaldson and Gerry Watson

TIMBER specialist James Donaldson & Sons has acquired award-winning kitchen brand, Kitchens International Ltd.

Kitchens International will join the JDS portfolio of brands which includes MGM Timber, Donaldson Timber Engineering, James Donaldson Timber, James Donaldson Insulation, Smith & Frater, Rowan Manufacturing and Nu-Style Products.

The kitchen retailer has six showrooms across Scotland and a contract fitting division. The brand has been tipped to ‘strategically and operationally complement’ the current JDS retail and manufacturing portfolio and enable JDS to offer a ‘full suite’ of interior options for both trade and retail customers.

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.”