Early Carcass Unit
An example of one of our first carcass base units illustrating glued and dowelled rigid construction, Continual adjustable legs and single piece plastic drawer box.
Our First Premises
Production of kitchen carcasses for independent retailers starts in a small 2000 sq. ft. warehouse at Unit 8, The Fordrough, Birmingham.
Originally only offered in Light and Medium Oak, we are the first kitchen company to produce a colour co-ordinated carcass unit. Thought novel at the time, it is now considered the hallmark of a quality kitchen.
Superior Carcass Quality
Publicity stunt by a Mereway customer demonstrates the strength of our rigid glued and dowelled Mereway ‘car’cass units.
English Revival Collection
Mereway develop and introduce a new range of classic period kitchens aimed at the bespoke market.
New Mereway ‘Complete’
We launch the facility for customers to order units and doors from one supplier and move from being a component supplier to a full kitchen manufacturer. We go to market with our first full colour brochure and turnover increases by 43% in just one year.
Mereway Bathrooms move to a separate production site of 30,000 sq. ft. and is established as a separate company.
The market sees a move towards experimenting with colour. We respond with the introduction of a new collection of contemporary Italian inspired designer kitchens which accounts for over 20% of our business within the first 12 months.
Investing in the Future
Mereway Kitchens invest in new spraying, polishing and finishing technologies to become one of the first UK manufacturers to produce high gloss door finishes in-house. The second generation of English Revival is launched.
25 Years of Mereway
Now firmly recognised in the industry for our market leading quality and service, Mereway celebrate 25 years of success by recreating the famous publicity stunt from 1992 using a brand new Audi on the current carcasses!
First ever Viral campaign
While celebrating 25 years of Mereway, we create a film of a tank crushing one of our kitchens. The film goes viral and is a huge hit.
Watch the video online
English Revival Modern Classic
Mereway develop and launch a stunning new range of modern classic in-frame kitchens, which re-defines the look of English Revival.