SanSwiss acquires Kudos Shower Products


Kudos Shower Products has been acquired by SanSwiss, part of The Ronal Group of companies.

SanSwiss, headquartered in Härkingen, Switzerland, is a European manufacturer of shower enclosures and shower screens as well as other bathroom and wellness products.

According to a statement, Kudos was identified as an ‘ideal opportunity’ to bring together two successful businesses with complimentary products enabling expansion in the UK market with existing Sanswiss products, growth potential in Europe with the existing Kudos range and the development of new products through the combined resource within the enlarged business.

Olivier Gunther and Sebastian Hainz, co-managing directors of SanSwiss, said: “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.

“We also expect considerable opportunities and synergies through leveraging marketing, technology and product content, new product development, sourcing and production capacity. Both companies and brands will continue without interruption with their independent sales activities in the respective channels and countries.

“We are confident that the combined high-level expertise will enable us to offer our customers even more benefits and innovative shower and bathroom solutions.”

Bruce Ledwith, Kudos’ outgoing group CEO and founder, added: “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.”

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