Posted: Thu 1st Feb 2018

Sandycroft based toilet cu­bi­cle man­u­fac­turer sold to Cal­i­for­nian firm

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 1st, 2018

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.
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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.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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