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Manufacturing and Sourcing

We make what it makes sense for us to make in our UK factories in Howden and Runcorn and we buy other product in from our suppliers. We design and manufacture all our own cabinets - over 4 million per year - as well as some cabinet frontals, worktops and skirting boards.

We are certified to operate by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Programme for the Endorsement of the Forest Certification Chain of Custody certificates. This ensures that the items we purchase come from responsibly managed forests and are produced in an environmentally friendly way.

We buy in thousands of different products from hundreds of trusted suppliers based around the world, including appliances, joinery, flooring and hardware so that we can offer everything necessary for a new kitchen.

Click here for more details of our responsible manufacturing and sourcing strategy.

 

Assets acquired in 2020

to make our own solid surface worktops

Second architrave and skirting line

to be commissioned in 2021

Over 4 million cabinets

manufactured by Howdens every year

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Manufacturing Guild Mark

In 2020 we were delighted to be awarded the prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark from The Furniture Makers’ Company.
 
The Manufacturing Guild Mark has been the mark of excellence, distinguishing Britain’s top furnishing manufacturers, since 1993. It is awarded to companies that demonstrate high standards across seven assessment criteria: design, product development and function, manufacture, human resources, financial stability, sustainability and sales and marketing.