SCHOCK acquires The 1810 Company

On 31 March 2022, SCHOCK, the innovative German manufacturer of premium quartz composite kitchen sinks and supplier of mixer taps, acquired UK kitchen sink and tap supplier The 1810 Company. 

The 1810 Company was founded in 2009 by managing director Gareth Williams. Its offices and warehousing facility are located in Mold, North Wales. The company also showcases its products in a dedicated trade showroom in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. The acquisition gives SCHOCK the opportunity to expand its sales footprint in the UK. ‘The 1810 Companys strong position in the UK market gives us the perfect platform to build on. Its products, ethos and knowledge of the UK market are exemplary and we are looking forward to working together in the future,‘ says Ralf Boberg, CEO of SCHOCK. 

Gareth Williams, managing director of The 1810 Company, adds, ‘I have alwayhad lots of admiration for the originality and strength of the SCHOCK brand and its patent-pending and award-winning recyclable quartz sink technologyWe see great opportunity in combining the strengths of both brands and our joint compelling product offering, making us a leading supplier of kitchen sinks and taps in the UK. We are very excited about the future and are looking forward to developing both brands to their full potential.’ 


Founded in 1924, SCHOCK is the inventor of the quartz composite sink and has been setting new standards in technology and quality in the field for more than 40 years. The company’s innovative strength is impressively underlined by its many patents. In keeping with SCHOCKs Colour Your Life motto, the product range includes over 200 sink models in more than 40 colours. Besides kitchen sinks, SCHOCK also offers high-end mixer taps. Customers in over 70 countries put their trust in SCHOCK products produced at the company‘s headquarters in the Bavarian Forest. Under their SINK GREEN strategy, SCHOCK developed a premium sink material in 2020 that consists of -99% natural, renewable or recycled raw materials and redefines sustainability in the kitchen sink market. For further information, see 

About The 1810 Company

The 1810 Company is a highly reputed supplier of quality kitchen sinks, taps and accessories. Since forming in 2009, The 1810 Company has become a ma jor kitchen sink and tap supplier in the UK. The 1810 Companys constant evolvement, product development and unrelenting enthusiasm have deemed it a fast growing and innovative company in the UK kitchen industry. The 1810 Companys head office, extensive warehousing facility and distribution centre is in Mold, North Wales. The 1810 Company has a trade showroom in the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.