KAT UK acquires Universal Arches

Kaliber Group, owner of KAT UK, Ayrshire Aluminium and Spitfire Doors, has acquired Universal Arches.

With forecasts showing continued growth in the home improvement sector over the next three to five years, Kaliber Group said that it is increasing its fenestration market foothold to provide an extensive portfolio of specialist and aspirational quality door and window products.

Universal Arches is the leading PVCU profile bending company in the UK, and will continue to operate from its St Helens base with growth plans for the business. 

Leon Day, managing director of Universal Arches, will step down from his role to become a consultant to the business.

“I am delighted that my business is joining the Kaliber Group because it will open up further markets for Universal Arches and I know my team will rise to the challenge,” he said. “I will continue to be involved and I am very excited about Universal Arches’ next chapter.”

Chris Powell, managing director of KAT, said: “I am delighted to welcome Universal Arches into our group because it not only allows KAT to extend an already extensive product portfolio but it will also allow both businesses to provide a more comprehensive, joined up service, to both customer groups.”

Kaliber Group recently acquired Ayrshire Shopfronts in Kilmarnock, Scotland to enhance its product range and services in both the commercial and residential sectors.

KAT also announced at FIT Show an exclusive partnership deal with Kawneer to bolster its product offering to the trade residential sector. The agreement ensures that KAT will exclusively supply the Kawneer range of products to the trade and residential sector in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Adding a new range of aluminium glazing products to the existing KAT collection, and additional stock colour, KAT will introduce Kawneer’s range to meet growing demand from the trade.

Kawneer has a manufacturing facility in Runcorn, Cheshire. Providing commercial, health, arts and leisure, education and transport sector products, Kawneer has already supplied some of the country’s most significant construction projects in the commercial arena.

Now manufacturing signature Kawneer products at its Cheshire facility, KAT provides tilt turn windows with hidden sash technology, casement windows, bifold doors, in-line sliding patio and lift and slide patio doors.

The products are tailor-made to larger measurements up to 2.6m high and 13m wide. KAT will also be offering its recently launched aluminium front door made in the Kawneer system.

Chris Powell said: “We are continually evolving to provide the quality and style of products sought by our informed customers and end-users alike.

“With Kawneer’s global knowledge and expertise, we bring a unique and robust offering that fits perfectly with our existing portfolio to add an aspirational collection for new home and renovation projects.”

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