On 1st August 2019, global landscape edging and terrace system innovator, Kinley proudly acquired design and manufacturing company, Paneltech Systems.
After several years of growth for the family-run company, this expansion supports Kinley’s ambitious plans to continue leading the way in innovating landscape products. Not only will Kinley bring much of its manufacturing in-house, but also add new design capabilities to the company’s skillset.
Kinley is joined by Paneltech’s 14 members of staff, who have been warmly welcomed and integrated into the team. The new additions will serve to reinforce Kinley’s brand, market position and expertise.
Paneltech’s ability to design and manufacture planters means that as a combined business, the company will become an innovation hub for landscape products.
The Paneltech manufacturing site will become the ‘Kinley Innovation Centre’ and become a central design area to facilitate the creation of new products. This will capitalise on the market-leading skills and enable Kinley to better respond to the challenges that contractors and landscape architects have voiced.
Stuart Bowie, Managing Director at Kinley says: “What exciting times these are. Not only have we just launched a new, inspirational product showroom in the heart of Clerkenwell, but we can now announce that we have acquired one of our suppliers, Paneltech.
“This new partnership gives us the scope to design new and innovative products – the products that our clients have been asking the industry for – at a faster pace than ever before.
“It also means that we can bring manufacturing in-house, so we have more control over products and production timescales – which can only be a positive for our customers.
“But perhaps most importantly, we have bought this company for the value of their team. The new additions will only strengthen Kinley and our culture, as well as help us to build our sales pipeline and support the operations team – we very much look forward to welcoming them onboard”.
Paneltech is a design, manufacture and installation company for bespoke products. They have more than 30 years’ experience in consistently delivering projects against customers’ requirements - for design, manufacture, project management, delivery and fitting.
Design and manufacture are an integral and cohesive process. In-house expertise, knowledge of materials and construction techniques enable Paneltech to turn ideas into machine ready products.
Production takes place at a manufacturing facility in Battle, East Sussex.