Fluidmaster Acquires UK-Based Opella
Fluidmaster Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of toilet tank components and trim announced its acquisition of Opella Limited based in Hereford, England. Opella is the leading UK manufacturer of toilet filling and flushing products, offering its European customers high quality products including Torbeck®, Delchem® and Opella® Fill and Flush Valves, cisterns, shower traps, sink strainers and associated plumbing connectors and fittings.
“We’re excited to offer our global customers the benefits of the collective strength of both the Fluidmaster and Opella brands of products,” said Robert AndersonSchoepe, chairman and chief executive officer of Fluidmaster. “This acquisition is just one example of how Fluidmaster constantly strives to build and strengthen our core business - and at the same time it significantly broadens our portfolio of products.”
Fluidmaster’s longstanding relationship with CMI, its exclusive distributor in the UK, will continue. “CMI and the team under CEO Tony Hugill will continue to be an integral part of the Fluidmaster family. We are now able to provide an even wider range of toilet trim solutions in the UK and across the globe by combining Fluidmaster’s existing products with the complimentary Opella lineup,” stated Todd Talbot, Fluidmaster president. “Over the course of the coming year, the integration of these business units and our local manufacturing presence will further enhance our UK customer service experience,” Talbot continued.