Franke UK acquired Sinks & Things


At the beginning of this year, Franke UK acquired the Ashford-based distributor Sinks & Things through a share sale that was completed on the 6th January 2020.
Sinks & Things has been one of Franke’s original distributors since the 1970’s, when the Swiss based brand of sinks was first introduced into the UK market and has grown to be a major distribution partner for Franke UK.
Sinks & Things is based at Ashford in Middlesex strategically servicing customers in London and the South East. It was founded by Mike Hayward and Mike Tate and since 2014 Mark Bristow has been the managing director.
Sinks & Things will retain its trading name and continue to distribute the entire Franke portfolio including sinks, taps, waste management products and decorative hoods. It will operate as part of Franke’s distribution network which includes Waterline, Swift, Forth & Clyde in Scotland, Bodel in Northern Ireland and Kitchen Accessories Ltd (KAL) in the Republic of Ireland. From April 2020, PJH will be leaving Franke’s distributor network by mutual agreement.
«Sinks & Thing – Neil Clark, managing director of Franke UK commented – are a long-standing and loyal partner to Franke and we want to strengthen our relationship and regional presence in London and the South East where Sinks & Things is well established. The acquisition enables us to invest in the business to take it forward with enhanced customer service, delivery and operations and continue building on the heritage of our distribution partnership that has successfully spanned almost 40 years.»