According to a special report supplied to DER KREIS by the Federal Statistics Office in Germany, the export of German kitchens to the UK had increased by 15 per cent in the first quarter of this year and enjoyed the highest growth of the top six in the rankings.
The news couldn’t be more timely with the approach of the massive Küchenmeile 2015 fair in September. Staged at Rödinghausen, the heart of German furniture country, the fair runs from the 19th to the 25th September and presents a great opportunity for KBBG members to see the fantastic range on offer and re-engage as well as establish new contacts.
Bill Miller, KBBG’s Managing Director, explains: “The Küchenmeile fair is where all the major German kitchen furniture manufacturers launch their new product ranges for 2016 and invite their trade customers to view and visit their facilities. Many of the German appliance, worktop and sink brands also take part. It is called the Kitchen Mile, as so many of the major kitchen brands are located close to one another.”
Twenty-nine manufacturers have combined under the umbrella of the Kitchen Mile and together represent two thirds of the German kitchen furniture industry’s entire turnover. The exhibitors have made it an annual event and invite their industry and retail partners to visit them every September, and the aim is not only to keep them informed of the latest design trends for kitchen furniture, appliances, sinks and accessories, but also to deal with questions, observations and constructive suggestions.
KBBG members who visit the fair will have the opportunity to find out more about the individual manufacturers’ who work with the group, and to see their varied offers, as well as being able to witness and discuss the latest trends, the market situation and future perspectives.
Offering a vibrant atmosphere, the exciting Küchenmeile show is themed through light and sound, emotion and sociability, and will this year take the form of a concert where the products are the leading performers.
Image: Bill Miller, Managing Director, KBBG
Note for editors:
The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group UK is a new organisation set up to support the business of the independent kitchen specialist. Part of the renowned DER KREIS, Europe’s leading kitchen and bathroom buying group, the company has over thirty years’ experience and a turnover in excess of 2.2 billion Euros. Currently operating in nine countries with over 2,700 members, the group provides a range of exclusive tailored benefits and services to support and increase the success of each independent kitchen specialist in an effort to stay ahead of the competition and to promote the success of individual businesses.
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6th August 2015