The purchase will include transition of REHAU’s existing fittings inventory and associated certifications, as well as the licensing of the technology, to Sioux Chief.
Sioux Chief Mfg. will purchase REHAU’s North
American fittings business for PEX plumbing systems, the companies announced
Feb. 26. This will include transition of REHAU’s existing fittings inventory
and associated certifications, as well as the licensing of the technology, to
Prior to the sale, which takes
effect April 1, 2009, Sioux Chief had been a supplier to REHAU for plumbing accessories
and fittings. Completion of the sale will thereafter provide Sioux Chief with
full manufacturing, distribution and marketing capabilities for the plumbing
fittings line throughout North America.
Sioux Chief’s manufacture and
supply of REHAU’s former fitting systems line will also promote REHAU’s
continued development of cross-linked polyethylene (PEXa) pipe for North
American plumbing applications. Production and distribution of the PEXa pipe
will be managed out of REHAU’s plant in Cullman, Ala., where development is
also underway for both current and longer-range innovations in the heating,
fire protection and alternative energy industries, REHAU announced.
Sioux Chief Buys REHAU Fittings Business
February 26, 2009