A Brief History
A member of the Gowan Group of companies, KAL Group, founded in 1981 is the leading distributor and supporter of leading brands for Ireland's electrical and kitchen retailers, panelling centres and builder & plumber merchants. In Northern Ireland the group trades under the name AB Distributors.
The company is the exclusive distributor of brand leaders such as Aga range cookers, Breville small domestic appliances, Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners, Elica cooker hoods, Franke sinks and taps, from Switzerland, Haier fridge freezers and washing machines, Insinkerator waste disposal units, LG home appliances, Neff built-in appliances from Germany, Nicky Clarke haircare and accessories, SBOX kitchen solutions, Sharp appliances and consumer electronics and Nordmende domestic appliances and TVs as well as a full range of complementary accessories.
In almost every category KAL enjoys significant market share.
Success is rooted in a focus on high quality brands and more importantly, outstanding service to customers - a service which is unsurpassed in the industry.
KAL believes strongly in adding value to its service, and thus, has created a company that embodies a value system, rather than a series of ad-hoc contracts between KAL and its customers.
At KAL, we strive continually to meet customer expectations. This involves continually aligning ourselves with the marketplace, and making sure that customers are satisfied with the choices they make. Thus, we have built up a reputation as a company that is highly responsive to meeting our customers' particular requirements and expectations. We provide a state of the art Advisory centre, as a showcase for our entire range, where our Customer Advisors, by appointment, will provide assistance in answering your product queries. We also give the back-up of our professional Customer Support Unit, who will be delighted to offer you genuine advice and assistance with any query that you may have.
The Gowan Group
The Gowan Group is a family-owned holding company, directly controlling many successful trading companies as well as significant property holdings and financial investments in public and private companies in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the U.K.
The name Gowan derives from Gaelic of the family name Smith. Founded in 1969 by the late Con Smith, the Group exclusively distributes a number of blue chip brand names in Ireland, including Peugeot, Honda, Senator Windows, in addition to those distributed by KAL.
The Gowan Group is a dynamic group always striving for success and a high level of achievement. Since its foundation, the Gowan Group have enjoyed consistent success. This is due not only to the quality of their products but also to the vitality and enthusiasm of their distributor network.
The success of the Gowan Group has been built on a policy of rigorous professionalism and attention to their stakeholders: customers, employees, suppliers, and shareholders. They are dedicated to each of their companies being recognised as a business of integrity, handling quality products and offering the best value to their customers.