T&S Brass acquires Italian manufacturer Klarco

Klarco is a leading European manufacturer and innovator of faucets, pre-rinse units and hose reels for the foodservice industry

T&S Brass and Bronze Works, a leading global manufacturer of innovative foodservice and commercial plumbing products, has acquired Italian manufacturer Klarco SRL, creating a union of two of the oldest and strongest family-owned plumbing manufacturers in the industry today.

Klarco is a leading European manufacturer and innovator of faucets, pre-rinse units and hose reels for the foodservice industry. The deal underscores T&S’ growing global leadership role and will allow Klarco to enhance and support the product selection and quality it is known for.

Superior products

“This partnership is a progressive step for both Klarco and T&S and one that will enhance our ability to provide superior products and service to our customers around the world,” said Claude Theisen, T&S president and CEO.

“As family-owned businesses with decades worth of history, T&S and Klarco share many of the same core values — a commitment to quality, a focus on innovation, dedication to customer support — and we are excited to build on the foundation of excellence that Klarco has laid.”

The acquisition will not result in personnel changes, staff reductions or relocation of Klarco operations. Klarco will continue to operate independently from its headquarters in San Quirino in northern Italy. T&S will remain headquartered in South Carolina.

About T&S Brass

T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. has been a leader in providing innovative equipment solutions to the foodservice and plumbing industries for more than 70 years — since 1947 — when it developed the first pre-rinse unit. Today, with facilities on the east and west coasts of the U.S., in Shanghai, China, and in Europe, T&S leads the way in environmental initiatives from eco-friendly manufacturing processes to development of award-winning water- and energy-conserving products. T&S is among the first commercial plumbing manufacturers to be registered by UL to ISO 9001 Certification, the most stringent a corporation can receive. For more information, go to www.tsbrass.com.

About Klarco

Klarco has been an integral part of the European professional kitchen plumbing industry since its founding in 1985. Through a focus on innovation and development, Klarco has introduced products and solutions that have become industry standards, including the first hose reel spray unit for professional ovens. Klarco also maintains a commitment to environmental stewardship and was the first professional faucet maker to adopt cleaner chrome-plating techniques. Klarco is located in San Quirino, Italy. For more information, visit www.klarco.com.

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