A brief history
When a company’s been trading for almost 150 years, you know that it’s got staying power. Founded in 1870 by John Blower Kind, JB Kind became incorporated as a Limited company in 1906 after his death. JB Kind began as specialists in the timber trade. Initially timber merchants and then manufacturers of beer crates, JB Kind patriotically adapted during both World Wars, manufacturing ammunition boxes, as well as providing a range of other goods for the military.
Soon after the end of the Second World War the popular use of plastic ensured there was then limited demand for the wooden beer crate. However, forklift trucks were soon in operation and this created a demand for timber pallets, and with JB Kind’s timber specialism it took the market by storm!
In 1983, as well as running its successful pallet manufacturing business, JB Kind began its door distribution division. JB Kind’s new and innovative approach, introduced affordable quality door designs that had previously not been available. Now solely a door distributor, JB Kind is a leading supplier of high quality wooden doors in the UK.
JB Kind supplies doors via a network of door retailers and builders merchants. From home owners to house builders, architects to interior designers - you’ll find the company’s doors across the UK and you might be surprised who is buying them – try football stadiums, celebrities and your neighbour next door!
Succeeding through two World Wars, numerous technological innovations and market changes, JB Kind is still flourishing!
In 2015, JB Kind was acquired by its management team, led by Managing Director, James Cadman. Thanks to JB Kind's strong reputation and dedicated team, the company is looking forward to continue helping the UK with its door needs for at least another 140 years!