The Next Chapter
February is well amongst us already! Hopefully we have all dusted off a few feathers and everyone has hit the ground running in 2020. Feedback we are getting from our customers is that there a lot of exciting projects to get their teeth sunk into already.
We discovered in the tail end of 2019 that the UK pub market was on the rise for the first time in 10 years with an increase in public houses in the UK as opposed to a decline as we were seeing year on year.
Wetherspoons are planning to create 10,000 new jobs in the UK over the next 4 years which would point towards more public houses and hotels being opened. Also, pub and brewer chain Greene King was bought by Hong Kong operator CKA.
Will we see the Chinese pump investment into refurbishments of the pubs? It is certainly a possibility! Oxford Hardware continues to offer their services in supplying you the right products for these and all other fit outs you have coming up.
Talking of companies being bought... Drum Roll please...
Oxford Hardware is very excited to announce we have been acquired by foodservice and refrigeration hardware manufacturing leaders Kason Industries.
So who is Kason® some may ask?
Kason is an American based manufacturer of hardware accessories that was founded in Brooklyn, NY in 1926. Now in their 94th year of trading with two manufacturing facilities in Newnan, GA, their products are sold and recognized around the world. With five North American branches and a network of distributors they have maintained a leadership position in the industry. They have extensive expertise in designing innovative products that both stand the test of time, as well as meet the ever-changing needs of the industry and their customers. These along with cultivating a family-orientated culture that customers love and can appreciate. One more thing Oxford Hardware values greatly is their philosophy and passion of continuous improvement since that is how we operate too.
Kason’s President, David Katz-Doft recently visited to welcome us all into the Kason family; everyone within Oxford Hardware is very excited for the future and for our customers as well. With Kason’s global presence and experience it will give Oxford Hardware great support in allowing us to grow and improve our product range and ultimately service your needs better.
We would like to invite you to find more information about Kason on their website under ‘About us’.
We are extremely excited about the next chapter for Oxford Hardware and welcome you all to join us along the way.