Founded in 2008, Kartell is one of the largest and fastest-growing suppliers of bathroom products to the independent merchant and showroom sector. With principle sites in Wigan, Bedford and Leeds, the group has a turnover in excess of £60 million and employs more than 200 people.

Alex Norford, managing director at Kartell, said: “We’re proud to have attracted the backing of GMCA, which will be vital in helping us to expand our global reach and market share in the UK.

Councillor David Molyneux, GMCA Lead on Resources, said: “We’re pleased to be supporting Kartell in their next phase of growth, and in securing the Wigan site as a key part of their future as a company. Kartell are well placed to continue their international expansion, and this investment will in turn allow them to further invest in high quality jobs and skills right here in our city-region.”