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Sandycroft based toilet cu­bi­cle man­u­fac­turer sold to Cal­i­for­nian firm

Deeside based Thris­ling­ton Cu­bi­cles de­signer and man­u­fac­turer of toi­let cu­bi­cles has been bought by a US com­pany for an undis­closed sum.

Thris­ling­ton which is based on Prince William Avenue in Sandycroft em­ploys more than 60 staff and had a reported turnover of nearly £9m in 2016.

The firm has been turning out commercial products since the 1960’s and has won multiple design awards.

Their products have been installed in prestigious projects around the world including Google’s Dublin HQ, Fer­rari World in Abu Dhabi and the Broad Museum, Los Angeles

In a statement, a spokesperson for Cal­i­for­nia based Bobrick Washroom Equipment said:

“Bobrick pleased to confirm the acquisition of Thrislington Cubicles Limited.

Thrislington products will continue to be manufactured at its UK facility with the current management team in place.

The business shall operate as a separate division of Bobrick, with the combined business focused on developing new products and innovations.

Bobrick is excited about the acquisition and committed to support the Thrislington brand.

On this basis, you should witness no change to the specification and customer process that has served the business successfully for the last 50 years.”

Perthshire based entrepreneur and Thrislington owner Simon Howie said;

“Thris­ling­ton has been trad­ing ex­tremely well and the new own­ers em­braced the global reach of its prod­ucts.

Bo­brick were quick to ac­knowl­edge the depth of ta­lent and the qual­ity of the IP in the busi­ness and, as such, a deal was struck very quickly.

Bo­brick is the right buyer for Thris­ling­ton. This is a strate­gic pur­chase for them and I am de­lighted that they have com­mit­ted to keep­ing Thris­ling­ton’s base in the UK and to grow­ing and de­vel­op­ing the busi­ness.”