Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of engineered water delivery, control and optimisation products, is excited to announce its acquisition of John Guest Holdings Ltd, the world leader in plastic push-fit fitting technology.
Established in 1961, John Guest is a family-owned business based in West Drayton. The company operates three purpose-built manufacturing facilities in the UK and a well-established international sales and distribution network, with 10 subsidiary locations globally. Its plumbing portfolio includes the market-leading JG Speedfit and JG ProLock fittings, alongside comprehensive pipe and underfloor heating solutions. John Guest also offer specialist industrial solutions for the water quality and fluid dispense, air and pneumatics, blown fibre, and automotive sectors.
For more than a century, RWC has led the way in the design and manufacture of specialist water control valves and fittings. Originating in Brisbane, Australia, RWC is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Today, the company operates in six countries including the UK where it has supported installers, architects, specifiers and contractors for more than 30 years.
The acquisition is seen by both businesses to provide a strong strategic fit, aligning with RWC’s strategy to expand its product range and market presence. The unified organisation will provide a complete end-to-end solution from meter to fixture and floor to ceiling, with pipes, valves and fittings from a single manufacturer. This combined product offering will serve to reduce installation time and improve reliability and durability for end-users across several key segments, including plumbing and heating, water quality and fluid dispense, and industrial markets.
Edwin de Wolf, CEO EMEA at RWC, says: “The John Guest brand, similar to ours, is globally recognised and associated with quality, reliability and the best service. The company has established strong roots in the UK and Europe which will transform RWC’s footprint, expanding our manufacturing and distribution capabilities.
“Together, we will be able to offer a stronger and broader depth of products, a wider range of innovative solutions, and an enhanced ability to serve customer needs today and into the future as we leverage our combined capacity for research and development and innovation. Our goal is to learn from each other and bring together our experience, talent and strength into a unified organisation to accelerate further growth.
“The combined companies will become the global leader in push-to-connect (PTC) fittings with a more expansive product offering for all customers and end-users.”
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