“We created the appliance installation business model … and we’re shaping its future
Why does DBD’s history matter?
- You need a robust, secure, experienced supplier who’s not “here today and gone tomorrow”.
- When the Buncefield Oil Terminal nearly flattened our Hemel HQ we were up and trading within 2-working days!
- Our investment in our people and equipment, and our innovation in systems and processes means we’re here for the long-term.
Please click on the events in the timeline below.
DBD signs Project Partnership with Hacker GmbH.
DBD opens new Central Appliance Facility.
DBD Installation Academy opens.
DBD launches new Customer Care System.
The DBD team reaches 150 strong!
The Company launches DBD ToolBox©.
The Company re-launches its Kitchen Division as DBD Kitchens.
The Company opens up its first Scottish Distribution Centre in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
The Company opens up its Northern Distribution Centre in Thornaby, County Durham.
The Company launches DBD Logistics.
The Company opens up its South West Distribution Centre in Devizes, Wiltshire.
The Company started Cottura, its luxury Kitchen division.
The Company relocated to Radlett whilst its Hemel HQ was re-built.
The Company traded through the famous Buncefield Oil Terminal Fire next door!
DBD moved to the stunning new Head Office at Hemel Hempstead.
The Company moved to larger premises in St Albans.
DBD became the 1st Distributor to offer an installation service to Housebuilders.
David Bernard, Bob Barnard and Derick Tamplin start the original Company.