Trading Depot are the leading online retailer of Franke kitchen sinks, Franke kitchen taps and Franke accessories. We are continually adding the latest new Kitchen Sinks and Taps from Franke and updating the ranges we have available to purchase, ensuring we are constantly keeping up with Franke’s innovative new products.
Franke UK Kitchen Sinks range from Stainless Steel Sinks, Fragranite Sinks, Ceramic Sinks and Tectonite Sinks.
Franke operates in 5 business areas: Washroom systems, Coffee Systems, Beverage systems, Foodservice Systems, and of course Kitchen Systems. Their innovative design is at the front of some of the leading technological advances in these areas, and the company is leaping from strength to strength. Franke now has 66 subsidiaries and employs 9,000 people in 40 countries across the globe.
Franke's quality & attention to detail has become the envy of similar companies. The company's vision for the future is to continue to grow. Today, Franke is the largest stainless steel sink manufacturer in the world.
Why Choose Franke? "Make it Wonderful"
Franke is the world’s leading provider of kitchen sinks and taps for domestic kitchens, trusted by more users in more kitchens worldwide than any other manufacturer.
Drawing on a long history of reliability and expertise, Starting in 1911 as a sheet metal business based in Rorschach Franke constantly develop new products and innovations to make their range as wonderful as possible. In the 1930's they became known for producing designer kitchen sinks since then they have become a world-renowned brand of sinks and taps. The latest innovations have come in Kitchen Mixers and Franke Boiling Hot Water Taps with the likes of the New Franke Omni 4 in 1 Kitchen Mixer Taps.
Trading Depot supply a variety of kitchen accessories such as wire baskets, rollamats, chopping boards and waste disposal units to help complete your ideal look. Every Franke product also comes with a Franke warranty giving you complete peace of mind.
Why Buy Franke from Trading Depot
Proven record - Selling online since 2008 ✔
Authorised Franke Retailer ✔
Reliable deliveries - book a convenient day ✔
Dedicated customer service ✔
'Excellent' customer rating on Trustpilot ✔
Straight forward returns process ✔
History Behind Franke
1911 Hermann Franke establishes a sheet-metal business in Rorschach, Switzerland. 1925 - 1930 Addition of a sanitary installations department. Manufacturing began of skylights, hobs and dormer window. 1931 - 1934 saw the first sinks produced in Nickeline, Monel Metal & later Stainless Steel. 1937 - 1938 saw an economic boost in sales. This was the beginning of series production and saw the launch of the first fully welded, flush mounted sink. 1939 - 1945 Hermann Franke passed away January 1939. His son Walter took over the business. 2nd World War lead to difficulties with sourcing materials and therefore delaying the construction activity. By this time they had 100 employees. 1946 - 1949 saw the expansion of manufacturing facilities and production of complete kitchens. First exports to neighboring countries begin and the workforce increasing to 250 employees. 1956 - 1961 Further expansion of the manufacturing facilities in Europe. Formation of the Commerical Kitchen catering department. Staff now increases to 750 employees. 1962 - 1974 This year marked the expansion of Franke Group. 13 new subsidiaries and 2 license companies established in Europe. 1972 Franke builds & installs the first kitchen for McDonald's in Munich. They now have 2,600 employees. 1975-1988 This year saw a change of ownership. Walter hands business over to business partner Willi Pieper. 4 subsidiaries and 2 licenses are added including the USA. 1989 Willi Pieper's son becomes CEO and owner of the Franke Group. Rapid and systematic expansion of the core businesses worldwide. The Kitchen Systems Division and Franke Contract Group become global market leaders. 2002 - 2008 The divisions are given more independence and responsibility. 3 further core businesses are identified and organised to secure and build on the success of Franke: Franke Washrooms Systems, Franke Coffee Systems and Franke Beverage Systems. 2011 Franke celebrates its first 100 years of entrepreneurship. Franke Group has 66 subsidiaries with around 9,000 employees in 40 countries and generates consolidated sales of 2.0 billion in 2016.