Rugby-based furniture fittings and hardware company makes trio of appointments

Hafele Projects team

Furniture fittings and hardware company Häfele UK has appointed three new senior consultants as part of the German Group’s mission to improve its specialist project services.

Based at Swift Valley Industrial Estate, the manufacturer and distributor of furniture fittings, lighting, hardware, ironmongery and accessories is implementing an aggressive growth plan to expand its consultancy and aftercare packages for its key sectors and target markets.

Häfele UK has doubled its Projects team to better support architects, designers and contractors to consolidate their supply chains, helping them source and select the most suitable products for use across builds of any scale and type.

Joining Häfele is Ken Binnie, Gordon Turner and Simon Weatherer; each has extensive experience in the specification sector, having all held previous posts with leading manufacturers and distributors in the industry.

Their roles have been created to support the architectural and design community to identify the products needed to navigate construction challenges, such as the decreasing footprint of residential spaces and the need for sustainability within the sector. Furthermore, they will promote Häfele’s key product groups and bespoke customer service packages which are tailored to deliver significant business efficiencies.

Paul Smith, who was appointed to the role of Head of Specification Sales at Häfele UK in January 2019, has overseen the appointments, having earmarked an additional two roles to be filled in 2020.

Smith said: “Häfele Group already has an established footprint in the projects market globally, but in response to market demand for a more comprehensive service offering to be available, we are placing more strategic focus in this area – beginning with this series of appointments.

“Each of our new team members brings with them a huge wealth of experience within the specification sector, and I am excited to witness the calibre they will bring to new and existing UK customers, and how they will directly contribute to building on Häfele’s presence in this market, no matter where we are in the world.”

The new recruits join Steven Badgery and Mark Nicholson, existing members of the Häfele UK projects team.