Unilin is handing over the production and sales of furniture components with the Uniclic for furniture technology to one of its major customers, BA Components. The Uniclic for furniture technology, developed by Unilin, allows to click various panels together without any tools.
BA Components, which operates in more than 20 worldwide markets, signed a license agreement with Unilin for the Uniclic for furniture technology and will also take over and further continue the production and sales activities of ClicBox, a commercial range of components with Uniclic technology mainly used in kitchens.
Having signed the license agreement BA have purchased the production machinery used for Uniclic for furniture and invested in a new purpose-designed production facility in South Yorkshire where it already has a manufacturing base.
ClicBox was launched by Unilin just over two years ago. BA Components will guarantee the production capacity to ensure continuous supply to the market, a seamless transition and establish the brand further within the marketplace in order to support the further growth of the business.
Jan Battheu, sales and marketing director at Unilin, division Panels is happy to see BA Components further develop the furniture components. “We are convinced that the ClicBox range is a perfect match with BA Components’ current activities and product offer, allowing us to concentrate more on our core business.”
Kieran McCracken, BA’s operations director and the man ultimately responsible for the smooth production transition, says: “We are excited by both the challenge and opportunity this offers and would like to thank Unilin for the manner in which the negotiations have been conducted. We are looking forward to further establishing the Uniclic for furniture products not only here in the UK but throughout our global sales network.”
Unilin, division Panels, will continue the production and sales activities of furniture components and the ClicBox range until BA components takes over full production from the July of this year.