As a leading kitchen component distributor, Panelling Centre Ltd has three main customer markets: trade, DIY and intercompany through the implant initiative promoted by Grafton Group plc.

The Panelling Centre is a well-respected trade supplier, a one-stop-shop for kitchen and bedroom manufacturers and fitters. Each branch carries a complete stock of flat packs, sheet materials, accessories and fittings available off-the-shelf.

With a passion for Product Development, Good Quality and Innovation each branch showroom displays a stunning selection of kitchens, appliances, wardrobes, wall coverings and flooring. Using the slogan ‘Our Showroom is your Showroom’ trade fitters are encouraged to invite their customers to avail of the facilities and interact with experienced staff who will guide the ordering process with the support of a state of the art CAD design service.

‘Your Ideal Partner’ is an initiative aimed at architects, specifiers and interior designers introducing them to the expansive product range available to them for one-off or large development projects.

30% of the business and caters directly for the home owner and DIY market. The USP is SmartFit, an assembled kitchen unit programme, made to order, delivered to site and ready for installation in only 10 working days, beating competitor’s lead times by an average of 4 weeks.

More recently Panelling Centre Ltd has successfully operated the implant model within the wider Group both in Ireland and in the UK. The partner companies have the benefit and support of more than 40 years knowledge and expertise underpinning their kitchen programmes. This win-win model retains margin within the Grafton Group plc. The plans for market growth are exciting.

Established in 1973 Panelling Centre Ltd was acquired by Heiton Holdings plc in 1999 which in turn was acquired by Grafton Group plc in 2005 and now employs 110 staff.

“I love coming in and meeting new people every day, working with a great support team and giving customer satisfaction.”

Linda O'Brien, Administrator