Housewares brand Trebonn and SDA supplier Strix are the latest companies to join BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association). Trebonn designs stylish and innovative housewares products from bamboo and roll up chopping boards to cooking pods, colourful kitchen knives, zesters, graters, tongs, spatulas and salad servers.
The family business was founded by father and sons, Cesare, Federico and Niccolò Bonardi. The company’s mission is to reinterpret everyday objects by freeing itself from stereotypes and conventions and mixing innovative designs with enriched functionality. Its portfolio also includes food containers and water bottles.
Welcoming the company, BHETA’s sector manager Seema Grantham commented: “Trebonn is all about stylish design for the kitchen. It is a young business which fuses twin passions for food preparation and beauty.”
Meanwhile, new BHETA member Strix UK is the world’s leading manufacturer of kettle controls. The company is based in Chester with its head office in the Isle of man as well as premises in Hong Kong and China. Formerly Castletown Thermostats, it became Strix in 1982.
Strix now has a series of established partnerships with brands, OEMs and retailers and has a 38% global share of kettle control market. With over 800 employees, it prides itself on technical proficiency and expertise. According to Strix, its kettle controls are used by over 1.2 billion people everyday, in more than 100 countries.
Seema acknowledged: “Strix is all about technical excellence the delivering trusted products that are safety critical in the home. It is a fantastic addition to BHETA’s supplier base in the small domestic electricals sector.”
Top: Cooking Pods by Trebonn.