Fiskars to sell UK garden container and water storage business Sankey

Fiskars has entered into an agreement to sell its UK garden container, propagation and water storage business, Sankey, and the related manufacturing assets to Strata Products.

The Sankey business had a turnover of EUR 11.7 million in 2012.

The transaction will enable Fiskars UK to focus on Fiskars' pan-European offering and international brand portfolio.

The divestment of the local Sankey business to Strata Products is a part of Fiskars' EMEA 2015 restructuring program, which aims to optimise the company's supply chain and align sales units with the company's operating model.

"Fiskars' leading position in garden hand tools in the highly competitive UK garden and DIY market provides a strong platform for exploring new business opportunities. 

"Fiskars UK is now in an excellent position to focus sales efforts on Fiskars' international core categories by utilising the group's world-class product and brand offering," said John Grayson, managing director for Fiskars UK.

The divestment of the UK-based Sankey business and manufacturing will have no effect on Fiskars' regional Ebertsankey brand, which is being launched in several markets.

Ebertsankey specialises in grow-it-yourself and indoor and outdoor garden containers. Earlier this year, Ebertsankey won an esteemed red dot design award for its Helsinki pot.

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