BMF announces partnership with the Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG)

BMF announces partnership with the Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG)

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

The collaboration is designed to 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”. In particular, this is intended to enable BMF members who do not currently sell kitchens and bathrooms to expand their business into an area 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”.

The organisation states that 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. Consequently, KBBG notes that its 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, KBBG Managing Director, said: “It may sound overwhelming at first, but for builders’ 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.”

BMF CEO John Newcomb added: “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.”

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 European kitchen and bathroom buying group DER KREIS, 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 states that it 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.”

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