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KBBG Announces Partnership With BMF

The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG), part of DER KREIS, Europe’s leading kitchen and bathroom buying group, has partnered with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) to support BMF members in successfully selling kitchens and bathrooms.

The BMF is the only organisation that represents and protects the interests of merchants and suppliers in the merchanting industry, while the KBBG supports independent kitchen and bathroom retailers.

The collaboration of both organisations will provide BMF members with a comprehensive kitchen and bathroom sales package, including access to tremendous buying advantages from a variety of kitchen and bathroom suppliers from around the UK and Europe. This enables BMF members who do not currently sell kitchens and bathrooms to expand their business into an area of retailing that is complementary to their current offering, and can significantly help improve margins. KBBG will also support BMF members that already have showrooms and take their kitchen and bathroom offering to the next level.

To effectively enter and succeed in this market, BMF members will need the space to display a select number of kitchen and/or bathroom layouts, a kitchen/bathroom design service and a dedicated member of staff who can manage any customer enquiries. The KBBG support package includes preferential rates for design training, access to two leading CAD systems from ArtiCAD or Compusoft, and the best buying conditions from selected kitchen and bathroom furniture suppliers.

Bill Miller, Managing Director, KBBG, comments: “It may sound overwhelming at first, but for builder’s merchants, a move into selling kitchens and bathrooms is a natural fit. Through our partnership, BMF members will be able to access a range of leading kitchen and bathroom furniture suppliers and benefit from exclusive buying conditions. Our support package also enables BMF members access to appliance brands as well as preferential rates from service providers such as Lead Wolf, Novuna consumer finance and the Used Kitchen Exchange, to help enhance their business.”

John Newcomb, CEO, BMF, adds: “At BMF, we are passionate about adding value to our members’ businesses. Selling kitchens and bathrooms is a fantastic opportunity for our members to expand and strengthen their offering. Whether our merchants already sell kitchens and bathrooms, or have never even considered doing so, we are confident that our partnership with KBBG will offer BMF members the support needed to achieve their full potential.”

For more information on the KBBG, or the BMF partnership, call Bill Miller on 07887 247811 or email b.miller@derkreis.co.uk




Image captions:

  1. KBBG has partnered with BMF
  2. Bill Miller, Managing Director, KBBG
  3. John Newcomb, CEO, BMF
  4. Alku kitchen furniture, established and manufactured by Getley
  5. Nobilia kitchen furniture


About KBBG:

The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group UK is an organisation set up to support the business of the independent kitchen and bathroom specialists. Part of the renowned DER KREIS, Europe’s leading kitchen and bathroom buying group, the company has forty years’ experience and a turnover in excess of 3.4 billion Euros. Currently operating in nine countries with 3,500 members, the group provides a range of exclusive tailored benefits and services to support and increase the success of each independent kitchen and bathroom specialist in an effort to stay ahead of the competition and to promote the success of individual businesses.

About BMF:

The Builders Merchants Federation Ltd (BMF) is the only trade association representing merchants and suppliers in the UK and Ireland. Our vision is to enable members to build excellence in building materials supply. Total membership at 1 September 2022 stands at 860 merchant and supplier companies who together have combined sales of over £45bn and employ over 232,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF’s 437 merchant members operate from over 5,600 branches across the UK and Ireland.

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24th November 2022


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