Wienerberger has signed an agreement with Keymer Tiles with the intention of securing the future availability of Keymer tiles and products.
As of November 1 2014, all existing ranges of Keymer tiles and products will now be supplied via Wienerberger from the current Keymer site. The company will also now provide logistical assistance to Keymer to manage any orders that have not been delivered to customers prior to November 1.
In the future, Keymer products will be manufactured at Wienerberger sites, which the company says will continue the traditions of manufacturing genuine handmade tiles using the orange clays of the South Weald. This is intended to provide confidence to continue specifying and purchasing Keymer products knowing that the quality and performance of these products will be retained.
Harald Schwarzmayr, managing director at Wienerberger, said: “This is a very exciting time for both Wienerberger and Keymer and gives those in the industry the understanding that they can continue to specify Keymer Tiles with confidence. We believe that the addition of the Keymer brand to the Wienerberger portfolio will help to expand the Wienerberger Group’s product offering, whilst preserving the unwavering dedication to quality inherent in the Keymer brand.”
To ensure customers encounter as little disruption as possible, orders for Keymer products will be placed with the same contact points at Keymer and invoicing will be handled by Wienerberger, meaning customers have no need to change their ordering process or contact information.