KOHLER, WI — Kohler Co. has expanded its portfolio of kitchen and bath product suppliers with the acquisition of U.K.-based Kast Concrete Basins, a boutique designer and manufacturer of contemporary concrete basins and sinks, the company announced.
Terms of the transaction were not announced.
The 12-year-old Kast Concrete Basins was founded by Tim Bayes, who will now serve as Kast’s managing director/head of creative, joining Kohler’s Luxury Brands portfolio alongside Ann Sacks, Kallista and Robern, according to Kohler Co. officials.
Kast products are sold globally in high-end showrooms and specification channels, the company added.
“Kohler pioneered vibrant, colorful products to great acclaim as far back as 1927, and has progressively introduced innovative designs, materials and finishes that help customers make a design statement in their spaces,” said Bonnie Choruby, president/Luxury Brands at Kohler.
“Kast shares that mindset and is a perfect fit for our Luxury Brands division. Not only does the brand bring a new material to our portfolio – concrete – but also the color and refinement expertise that is evident in the unique shapes and forms of its beautiful basins,” Choruby added.
“We are thrilled to join the Kohler organization, a highly admired multinational company that has achieved 150 years of unparalleled innovation and growth,” said Bayes. “We couldn’t be more pleased to now be a part of the Luxury Brands division that includes like-minded brands and the resourcing to accelerate global expansion.”