Trade distributors RKW has announced its show plans for the Trade Exclusively Show, which takes place next week on 14-15 June at the Business Design Centre in London.
RKW will display the latest innovations from the distributor’s biggest UK brands, with some never-before-seen launches from Smeg, Lavazza, Laura Ashley, BLACK+DECKER, Hoover, Russell Hobbs, Emma Bridgewater and The Funky Appliance Company
RKW, the trading division of Sutton Venture Group, was founded in 1989 and is now Europe’s number one SDA electricals and housewares distribution company. Through our UK offices and offices in Hong Kong and Mainland China we are dedicated to offering our trading partners top brands at exceptional value for money.
RKW distributes over 3000 product lines and holds £25m of stock, ready for immediate delivery. Major brands owned by RKW include Tower, Akai, Carmen, Pifco, Warmlite, Elgento and Natural Life and also licenses the Morphy Richards brand for cookware and housewares. These exclusive brands offer quality and innovation. Our customers include most major high street retailers and independents. In addition we distribute brands such as Breville, Russell Hobbs, Kitchen Aid, George Foreman, Swan, plus Numatic and Vax floorcare products, as well as personal care products such as Babyliss and Remington.
Managing Director, Rob Sutton, commented: “This is a very exciting time for RKW as we cement more exclusive brand partnerships and migrate into new product markets. I have been exhibiting at Spring Fair for over 30 years now, and the number of visitors we had this year was truly unprecedented.”
RKW has a 30-plus year pedigree in successfully developing and distributing top brands and products with a group turnover of £180m+. It is Europe’s leading manufacturer and distributor of small domestic appliances (SDA) and housewares products for its owned and licensed portfolio of brands. As well as Tower, Black+Decker, Morphy Richards, Akai and Carmen and RKW distributes for leading brands including Breville, Russell Hobbs, Swan, Hoover, Lavazza and The Funky Appliance Company.
A company which designs, manufactures and sells domestic appliances for big-name brands is creating dozens of new jobs after securing an eight-figure funding package from HSBC.
RKW, the trading division of Sutton Venture Group, says the investment is being used to created 80 new roles at the business and turn its huge warehouse, based on Stone Business Park, into 24 hour operation
The family-owned company already employs more than 500 staff across three distribution centres, its Stoke-on-Trent headquarters in Fenton, and offices in Hong Kong, India and China.Established in 1989, RKW designs, manufactures and distributes small domestic appliances and housewares for leading brands including Black and Decker, Lavazza, Morphy Richards, Tower, Smeg, Swan, Russell Hobbs and Breville. It supplies leading UK retailers – including Next, Amazon, Tesco, Currys and Argos – from its Staffordshire distribution centre, while international customers are supplied directly from its offices in China.