Kesa Electricals plc operates as an electrical retailing company in France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Belgium. The company offers home equipment products for various categories of electrical goods. In addition, it also offers furniture goods in France. The company is an electrical and furniture retailer operating through 669 stores in seven European countries. The company's subsidiaries include Etablissements Darty et Fils S.A.S. (Darty); Comet Group plc (Comet); BUT S.A. (BUT); Datart Investments S.A. (Datart); BCC Holding Amstelveen B.V. (BCC); and New Vanden Borre S.A. (Vanden Borre). DARTY Darty is in the French electrical goods retail sector. DARTY operates 204 stores in France. Comet Comet is an electrical goods retailer in the UK operating a portfolio of out-of-town stores. It offers LCD and plasma TV and DVD recordable players. Comet operates 250 stores in the United Kingdom. Comet’s product range covers electrical products and services, which include extended warranties, home delivery and installation, after-sales services and consumer credit. Comet has also invested heavily in developing its service capabilities and has expanded its consumer credit offers including interest bearing accounts and promotional credit deals, provided in conjunction with Time Retail Finance Limited, a subsidiary of GE Capital. BUT BUT is a French furniture and electrical goods retailer. Its products range from traditional to contemporary style furniture as well as electrical products. Both furniture and electrical products are sold together with various complementary services and products such as electrical accessories, consumer credit and extended warranties. BUT operates 104 stores in France. Datart Kingfisher acquired a 60 per cent interest in Datart, a Czech and Slovak electricals retailer. DATART operates 23 stores in Czech Republic/Slovakia. BCC BCC is a Dutch electrical goods retailer which was acquired by Kingfisher. BCC, which has a presence in major cities such as Amsterdam and The Hague, has been evolving a new store format which it intends to use for a nationwide expansion into the Southern and Eastern Netherlands. BCC operates 37 stores in the Netherlands. Vanden Borre Darty acquired 49 per cent of Vanden Borre, a Belgian electricals retailer. Vanden Borre operates 51 stores in Belgium.
darty plc (DRTY:London)
22-24 Ely Place
London, EC1N 6TE
Phone: 44 20 7269 1400
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