ArtiCAD and Uform: A Partnership Through the Decades
Uform is a market-leading manufacturer and distributor of kitchen doors and accessories both in its native Ireland, and across the UK. Established in 1993, the company has grown significantly over the years, and has garnered numerous industry awards including Best Overall Kitchen Brand, Best Supplier and Best Customer Service.
Uform is a long-term member of the ArtiCAD Supplier Partnership Programme. Wes McKenna, Uform Group Sales & Marketing Director comments: “As a company working in the KBB sector, we have always been strong supporters of the power of CAD. ArtiCAD-Pro has been a key element in our success to date, and will continue to play a major role in our future development.
“Membership of the ArtiCAD Supplier Partnership Programme ensures not only that we work in close partnership with ArtiCAD, but that designers using the software have quick, easy and up to date access to graphics for all our different products, in all the various finishes and colours. Our extensive portfolio, displayed as stunning graphics in the ArtiCAD software, makes for a very powerful combination.”
Uform invests significantly in product research and development with new releases unveiled bi-annually. Summer 2021 saw the introduction of the “Inspiring Life Indoors” campaign, a launch of innovative door styles, colour additions, a wealth of new door sizes and accessories, new internal solutions, and LED lighting options, all designed to deliver an exciting, and exceptional new approach to living spaces.
The new door ranges include Clifden (a smooth painted shaker with sharp router detail), Ellesmere (a smooth painted one piece shaker featuring an outer line detail that creates an authentic inframe look) and the Wakefield Inframe Effect range (designed to give the appearance of a genuine timber inframe kitchen). New internal solutions span corner storage and an extensive range of pull-out bins.
When Uform first started trading, the company had 6,000 sq. ft of space. By 2005, Uform had moved into 75,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution centre, in Toomebridge, County Antrim. The company was further strengthened in 2019 by a multi-million pound investment from BGF. The facilities now span 182,000 sq. ft. including a 7,000 sq. ft. Design Centre showcasing over thirty kitchen displays and further expansion plans are underway for 2022.
The cornerstone of the Uform brand is based on value, choice, service and quality – the achievement of which is illustrated by the company’s award-winning status. The Uform portfolio now spans twenty-two door styles in a range of finishes, ninety-three ex-stock options and twenty-eight paint to order colours. And for that elusive colour shade, Uform offers a personalised Colour Match service.
Materials for all Uform’s products are sourced from the best in the industry, a world-class Italian supply chain and the company is committed to ongoing research, development and innovation.
Wes McKenna: “Over the years, the ArtiCAD software has developed beyond recognition. Not only does it encompass extensive flexibility and ease of use for the designer, but its integration with KBBConnect and other industry-leading business solutions, makes it fundamental for any KBB business of today.”
Uform has invested heavily in the development of a new Online ordering platform, launched in October 2021. This new website makes it easier for customers to order a diverse range of products 24/7 at a time that suits them. A range of self-service features, including order tracking, flexible delivery options and online card payment provide them with a quick, seamless end-to-end order experience.
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