BiKBBI welcomes Schlüter-Systems as latest corporate sponsor

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The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installation is pleased to announce that Schlüter-Systems, the market-leader in essential accessories for tile and stone, has pledged its support to the government sanctioned organisation and its work on building a sustainable workforce and improving education, standards and compliance in the KBB installation sector.

Schlüter-Systems was founded more than 50 years ago by master tiler Werner Schlüter in Saerbeck, Germany, and today is a global business with subsidiaries in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Canada and the US, as well as a network of agents and distributors worldwide. Mr Schlüter’s time on the tools, during which he set out to solve the practical problems of the tiling industry, continues to drive the family-owned company’s innovative product portfolio which includes underfloor heating, uncoupling, tile trims, waterproofing and much more.

Joachim Backes, Managing Director of Schlüter-Systems in the UK said “We are delighted to be on board as a corporate sponsor of the BiKBBI. Our ethos, outlined by company founder Werner Schlüter, is that “our products cannot be sold, they must be understood.” This underpins our educational focus and practical approach; we train hundreds of installers at our HQ each year on best practice, as the success of every tile or stone installation is rooted in proper preparation. We look forward to working with the BiKBBI and its members to continue to improve standards within the industry.”

BiKBBI CEO, Damian Walters, commented “The institute has come a long way since its conception in 2006 but our purpose of driving positive change in the KBB installation sector has been unwavering. We remain focused on education and standards, building a sustainable and compliant workforce for the greater good of the home improvement industry. As a not-for-profit organisation, it is vital we have the support of businesses across the sector in order to fund the work we do, and we are delighted to welcome Schlüter-Systems, a brand with very similar values to our own.”

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