Merger creates one of the UK’s largest kitchen suppliers

Dewsbury-based kitchen business, Rixonway Kitchens, and Magnet Contract Kitchen Solutions (CKS) have today announced the companies will now operate under one brand.

Rixonway Kitchens, which has been providing kitchens to the social and affordable housing market and private developers since 1978, will enter a new chapter of its history, as it begins operating as Magnet Contract Kitchen Solutions (CKS).

Magnet CKS has multiple factories across the UK including bases in the North and operates an extensive national network of over 200 local stores and large-scale delivery direct to site.

Backed by the Nobia Group, Europe’s largest kitchen supplier with over 16 strong brands across the UK, Nordics and Central Europe, it will now operate as one of the UK’s largest kitchen suppliers.

Mark Hughes, managing director at Rixonway Kitchens and now managing director at Magnet CKS, said: “We are delighted to be operating as Magnet CKS, as we can offer our customers an unparalleled service proposition.

“With access to Magnet stores, we will be able to accommodate any size of project and budget and provide stock locally.

“For us, this means we can operate a ‘right-first-time’ ethos, together with single plot deliveries, at highly competitive and consistent price points for our customers.”

Andy Gould, sales & operations director at Magnet, said: “Rixonway Kitchens has been offering quality kitchens for decades.

“By joining forces, it helps to broaden Magnet’s customer portfolio and our ability to offer a service to more varied customers.

“We will continue to focus on delivering market-leading service and product solutions to both private developers and social housing customers and can now offer a dedicated, easy solution product range across all price groups from budget to premium.”

Rixonway Kitchens says it will continue its work with local charities and organisations. This includes its link with HM Prison Service, an initiative set up to help cut unemployment by teaching prisoners new skills prior to their release.