Dublin-based distribution company KAL Group has announced that an agreement has been reached with Groupe Brandt (France) S.A.S., to promote and distribute De Dietrich kitchen appliances throughout the UK.
As part of the agreement, KAL Group will honour all warranty obligations for the De Dietrich brand. The Group has also has appointed staff from the former FagorBrandt-owned subsidiary company, De Dietrich Kitchen Appliances Ltd., and a re-stocking project is reportedly already underway.
KAL Group distributes several brands in the Irish white goods market, including AGA, Bauknecht, Elica, Haier, Neff, NordMende and Sharp.
KAL Group managing director Richard Broderick commented: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Groupe Brandt (France) to distribute the premium De Dietrich brand throughout the UK. Our first commitment is to honour all warranties and our second is to restore absolute confidence to retailers in this excellent and technologically advanced appliance brand and we have the manpower, service and support structure to make that happen.”
Groupe Brandt (France) northern Europe export director Sebastien Cuault added: “KAL Group is a very successful distribution company and its business model fits perfectly with our ongoing global intentions for the De Dietrich brand. We greatly look forward to working with the Group and to re- establishing a strong De Dietrich presence in the UK marketplace.”