Cumbrian manufacturer, Kudos Shower Products has been bought by SanSwiss AG, part of The Ronal Group of companies.
SanSwiss, headquartered in Härkingen, Switzerland, is a major European manufacturer of shower enclosures and shower screens as well as other bathroom and wellness products, selling to over 17 countries.
Olivier Gunther and Sebastian Hainz, co-managing directors of SanSwiss, are convinced about the new opportunities and synergies with Kudos under the SanSwiss umbrella, saying that Kudos is a well-known brand with an outstanding reputation in manufacturing and selling shower enclosures and shower screens in the UK. With Kudos, we are further expanding our core competence and performance in shower enclosures, shower screens and trays for our partners and customers across Europe.
Kudos outgoing group CEO and founder, Bruce Ledwith, will remain with the company in a consultative role for the foreseeable future. He said: “After 23 years, it was not only time to take a step back, but to consider the long-term future of Kudos. This investment by SanSwiss provides, significant growth opportunities and their strong commitment to maintaining and expanding our manufacturing facilities within the UK, provides our people with greater long term security. SanSwiss have made it clear that their investment is not just in the Kudos brand or market share, but also in the current management team.”
Kudos group managing director Mark Hill said: “We are delighted to become part of SanSwiss and the Ronal group, and with the opportunity this now delivers to build on our position in the UK market. We have a strong management team, with a very clear strategy for the future built around exciting new products and our best-in-class customer service. It is our objective, and the objective of our new owners, to continue to develop our long-standing partnerships with our suppliers and customers.”