MZURI GROUP

History

Mzuri Group Timeline

With over 40 years’ experience in the window covering industry, Mzuri Group has seen exponential growth, in creating inspiring and future trend window fashion. Creating an environment where like-minded companies can come together and create luxury window coverings.

1979
1979

1979

Our founders, Lynda and Michael Dickson start trading as Decora.

1980
1980’s

1980’s

The main product offering at the beginning of Decora’s history was Dutch Canopy’s and Folding Arm Awnings, targeted at the Northern Ireland market.

1989
1989

1989

Decora expands its target market to the South of Ireland.

1993
1993

1993

Lynda and Michael’s sons, Stuart and Russell Dickson join the business.

1993

1993

Decora exhibit at their first BBSA trade show targeting the UK window blind market.

1997
1997

1997

Decora launch Timberlux Hand Crafted Wood Collection.

2001
2001

2001

Decora moves to current head office site, which has continued to expand to facilities of 330,000 sq ft in Lisburn.

2004
2004

2004

Alistair Speer, Operations Director, joins the Decora team.

2004

2004

Sunwood is launched to the trade. This new style of production of a wood venetian blind, made wood venetians an affordable product.

2007
2007

2007

30,000sq ft purpose built facilities open, dedicated to the production of the Sunwood Brand.

2009
2009

2009

The first Fabric Box Roller, Vertical, Panel and Roof collection is launched.

2011
2011

2011

Revenue surpasses £25 million.

2011

2011

Jonathan McCluggage, Financial Director, joins Decora.

2014
2014

2014

Birmingham wholesale hub opened to generate next day delivery throughout the whole of the UK.

2016
2016

2016

Revenue hits £55 million.

2018
2018

2018

Mzuri Group is registered.

2018

2018

Revenue passes £72 million

2019

2019

Cruze vertical system is launched.

2020
2020

2020

BGF invest in Mzuri Group to support growth and acquisition.

April 2020

April 2020

Mzuri Group acquires Domus Lumina, a Lithuanian based Manufacturer and retailer.

May 2020

May 2020

UK e-commerce company Swift Direct Blinds, is acquired by the Mzuri Group.

July 2020

July 2020

The Dutch online retailer 123 Jaloezie is acquired by the Mzuri Group.

October 2020

October 2020

Mzuri Group acquires Max Gardiner, a Swedish online retailer.

2020

2020

New State of the art facilities in Birmingham are opened expanding the Wholesale Hub and adding new Customer showroom and training suite.

2020

2020

Decora revenue reaches £90 million.

2021
2021

2021

Mzuri Group launch Avaeta.de, targeted at the German consumer market, offering high quality window covering solutions.

2021

2021

Decora launch new Softcell Collection.

February 2021

February 2021

Mzuri Acquire TCMM Shutter Group. TCMM, founded in 2002 has become one of the UK’s largest interior wood shutter distributors with an additional operation in the USA under their Shutter Store brand. This acquisition marks Mzuri Group’s expansion of shutter distribution in Europe and the USA.

March 2021

March 2021

Mzuri Group strengthens its position in the UK blind industry with the acquisition of Tropical Blinds. Established in 1978 Tropical has grown to become a significant player in the UK window blind industry. A highly reputed company, Tropical is known for its made to measure portfolio including key shutter brands such as Austin and Dulwich.

June 2021

June 2021

Mzuri Group acquires Vako, a leading international manufacturer of window blind systems and accessories.

June 2021

June 2021

UK e-commerce company Make My Blinds, is acquired by the Mzuri Group.