Outdoor Kitchen Firms Announce Merger

by Anita Shaw

KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet and Urban Bonfire, a pair of leading outdoor cooking and entertaining companies, have merged to form Pleina Group, a new multi-brand holding company, the companies announced.

The Michigan-based Kalamazoo and the Québec-based Urban Bonfire will each remain independent entities, with no changes in headquarter locations, manufacturing processes or existing partnerships, corporate officials said. Both firms manufacture and market appliances and cabinetry for outdoor cooking and entertaining.

“Kalamazoo and Urban Bonfire have a long history of collaboration rooted in a common passion and commitment to delivering the highest standards of client experience possible,” said Pete Georgiadis, chairman and CEO of Pleina Group and Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. “We are thrilled to leverage our collective knowledge and resources to envision, create and deliver the world’s finest outdoor cooking and entertaining experiences.”

Current dealers and brand partners of both Kalamazoo and Urban Bonfire were encouraged to contact their direct brand representatives for additional information.

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