KWB Group, owners of the Kitchen Connection brand, have unveiled their new $12 million production facility in Lytton in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs as part of a new partnership with manufacturing company KT3 Kitchens.
The office/warehouse at 97 Trade St will allow the company to relocate its manufacturing plant from NSW to Queensland.
KWB Group managing director John Bourke said the Lytton site was strategically selected for meeting expansion goals and increasing warehouse production for both their kitchen and wardrobe divisions.
“Investing in Queensland is a big focus for our brand at the moment,” he said.
“The Lytton site presented one of the best options for us due to its sheer size, accessibility to main arterials and proximity to our expanding network of Kitchen Connection showrooms.
“Our showrooms throughout the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast are experiencing unprecedented demand and we wanted to be in a position to better service that geographical footprint and cater for additional showrooms over the next five years.”
John Bourke from KWB Group, Peter Farquhar from KT3 Kitchens, Chris Weyland from KT3 Kitchens, Dan Smentana from Joyce Corp and Bonner MP Ross Vasta at the new production facility at 97 Trade St, Lytton.
To establish the manufacturing facility, KWB Group partnered with Adelaide’s largest kitchen manufacturer, KT3 kitchens.
The new Lytton production facility is part of an aggressive growth strategy by KWB Group, which has seen a multimillion-dollar turn around for the business since it was acquired in 2012 by John Bourke and business partner Chris Palin.
The business has experienced an average annual growth of 23 per cent over the past five years with orders now expected to be in excess of $60 million for this financial year.