From the early days of the fitted kitchen to launching Infinity Plus, Infinity and Vogue, the family behind Wren has been setting the pace for the kitchen industry. Their journey has taken them from Yorkshire to the US and back again but they've always kept quality and affordability at their heart.
How we become the
UK's #1 Kitchen Retailer
Where it all began
The family's journey began with Newhome Paint in Hull, a flourishing painting and decorating supplies business, before they branched out into the highly successful Status Discount stores which they ran during the 1960s and 1970s.
Launch of hygena
In 1976, the family set up Hygena, manufacturing kitchens from a 40,000 sq ft factory in Howdens, East Yorkshire. Over the next 11 years it grew dramatically. At one point one in three kitchens in the UK was a Hygena kitchen. By manufacturing the kitchen themselves, costs were kept low and quality standards high - the very things that Wren is famous for today.
Hygena's smart and beautiful designs and finishes fuelled the explosion in popularity of the fitted kitchen. As a result the size of British kitchens began to grow and the room's role in our homes started to change. Family life started to revolve around the kitchen and it became the place for everyone to spend time together as well as eat, entertain, work and play.
From the usa
to the uk
After revolutionising the kitchen market in the UK, the family decided to sell Hygena and move to the US, implementing the same business core aims into another kitchen retailer, 'Mills Pride'. After becoming the 2nd largest kitchen manufacturer in the US, the family decided to sell and return home to the UK.
Birth of Wren Kitchens
On a shopping trip in 2008, the family found themselves looking at fitted kitchens and were shocked by what they discovered - a market that had gone backwards in terms of both quality and choice. A market that was ready for a second revolution - and so Wren Kitchens was born.
With innovation, investment and decades of experience behind it, Wren set out to change the market, Since launching in 2009, Wren has become the largest manufacturer and retailer in the UK with Showrooms nationwide.
From manufacturing, retailing, and now through to delivery, we own the entire supply chain of purchasing a kitchen - that's why you pay less. We purchased our entire delivery fleet of over 40 lorries, offering us a more flexible delivery service. All our kitchens are made in the UK in our three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with strict quality control at every stage.View the Wren Way
An infinity of choice
In 2016, Wren decided to raise the bar in the fitted kitchen market once again with the launch of Infinity. Infinity is all about giving customers choice. As the largest and most diverse kitchen range in the UK with thousands of styles, unit sizes, and special feature units, Infinity has as much flexibility as a handmade kitchen to make the best use of your space.View all kitchens