RKW, Europe’s leading distributor of small domestic appliances (SDA) and housewares products, and a trading division of Sutton Venture Group (SVG) has a 30-plus year pedigree in successfully developing and distributing top brands and products with a group turnover of £100m+. RKW designs and manufactures for its owned and licensed portfolio of brands. As well as flagship own-brand Tower, this includes Black + Decker, Morphy Richards, Akai and Carmen. RKW distributes for leading brands including Breville, Russell Hobbs, Swan, Hoover and new partnerships most recently with SMEG, Lavazza and The Funky Appliance Company. RKW has recently acquired the award-winning online housewares retail brand Andrew James, founded in 2005 with an annual turnover of £25m.
The family business employs over 500 people across three distribution centres and offices situated in the UK along with offices in Hong Kong and mainland China. RKW has a storage capacity of over 750,000 sqft and has among the widest distribution coverage in the UK selling to leading retailers including, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrison, Argos, B&M, Next, Very and Amazon to name a few.
RKW provides a full end to end service for brands and retailers from expertise in design and manufacturing right the way through to global distribution. With in-house buying teams designing the latest on-trend products, stringent QA testing, a strong sales force building striking product ranges, a marketing department handling digital assets and artwork for packaging, state of the art distribution centres, as well as an invaluable customer care team, RKW is there every step of the way. Their custom-designed contemporary showrooms situated in both the UK and China showcase thousands of the latest and most innovative products from over 25 top retail brands spanning electrical, housewares, SDA and consumer electronics, with virtual tours now available.