Founded in 1949 Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) originally focused on the design and manufacture of valves for the control of pressure, temperature and flow used in the installation of water heaters and water heating systems.
RWC UK operations opened in 1986 in Evesham, Worcestershire, UK to provide local European technical support and continued growth to the UK plumbing industry. Since opening, the Reliance Evesham site has grown year on year in regards to staff count, size and manufacturing prowess.
In 2013, RWC UK introduced the SharkBite Connection System to the UK plumbing industry, and continues to develop a hallmark of push-fit plumbing solutions suitable for joining copper, chromed copper, PEX, polybutylene and steel pipework. From domestic retrofit to commercial new build projects, SharkBite plumbing solutions provide a quick and easy application that saves installers time, labour and money, and the freedom to move on to the next project.
And we continue to set new standards – investing in high-value automation in our manufacturing and distribution plants, and conducting quality assurance and research & development from our laboratories.
At Reliance, we won’t stop making innovative products or driving greater efficiency in the market. We’ll continue to adapt to keep pace with latest developments – both in building design and in new national and international legislation and standards.
It’s our mission to provide water controls for a modern world.