Roundel engage in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of affordable and luxury fitted furniture. The success of the company is based upon a policy to provide customers with a personal and professional service together with the flexibility to respond quickly to changes in market and customer trends.
Substantial investment in new products and the development of our manufacturing technology and techniques have enabled Roundel to remain at the forefront of our competitors therefore firmly establishing the company as a major force within the industry.
The “Kitchen Design Centre” was established in 1969 in South Shields by Geoffrey Oman, with his brother Lindsey joining the business shortly thereafter. The studio was the first Kitchen Design Centre registered in the UK and sold kitchens direct to the public. A second studio was opened in Low Fell, Gateshead followed by a studio in Newcastle. Geoffrey, with his builders merchant background, had identified a gap in the market for the supply of high quality bespoke fitted kitchens.
Our first showroom opened, Kitchen Design Centre, Westoe Road, South Shields
Roundel Manufacturing Limited established Harton Lane, South Shields
Manufacturing commences from 20 Sedling Road, Washington
Business extends beyond the North East to include Yorkshire region
Purchase the Nixons manufacturing & showroom facilities from Bellway PLC
Expansion of the housebuilder business into Scotland
State of the art manufacturing plant purchased at Washington
Heavy investment in personnel to allow the business to expand into the North West & Midlands
Further factory extension, warehouse built at Washington to deal with growing demand
Now national supplier with South East & South West penetrated
Extension at Nixons to help deal with the significant growth nationally & the supply of bespoke kitchen furniture
Further factory and loading bay extension at Washington to allow further growth
The purchase of 24/25 Sedling Road, Washington to further increase production capacity