Kit for Kids acquisition sees Tobar add education to its portfolio

Published on: 5th March 2019

David Mordecai, CEO of Norwich based Tobar International, announced the acquisition of the education specialist.

Tobar’s new acquisition, the Sevenoaks-based Kit for Kids, has a strong business in the core education market but recently fell into administration due to some unrelated issues. Despite this, the company retains major clients in the education business and is the market leader in some categories including play carpets and mats.

The company also supplies soft play and furniture to schools, nurseries and others in the education sector.

David Mordecai, Tobar CEO, said: “This is a great opportunity for Tobar to expand into the education market and is a natural progression for us. Our first task will be to ensure that Kit for Kids is in the best condition to continue to supply and support its core customers with the products they want. Eventually we will be able to extend its product line to include Tobar products, and also create smaller versions of its existing range to appeal to our customers. I see Kit for Kids as our new education division.”

Kit for Kids will remain in Sevenoaks with its existing team.

David added: ‘This is another exciting development for Tobar and just strengthens and enhances our offering as a company.”


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