Reflok forms European company
UK: Increasing worldwide interest in aluminium piping systems has prompted the US manufacturer Reflok to form a new European subsidiary.
Reflok (Europe) Ltd is wholly owned by Reflok North America and will commence trading in May from the existing Reflok UK premises in South Cerney, Gloucestershire.
Howard Noble, who has been appointed managing director of the new company, commented: “The combination of both businesses into one global brand results in a stronger brand offering and allows the UK operation to meet the ever increasing sales with global buying power”
Following the creation of a single worldwide Reflok business, Jon Shipman Contracting Ltd, whose business included the design and manufacture of copper Refnets and Reflok products will close. Jon Shipman, co-founder and director of the parent company, says “This will enable the management team to concentrate 100% on the Reflok business which is the future.”
He continued, “Our copper business suffered as a direct result of both the amount of effort we have put into the development of the Reflok brand and a declining order book for traditional copper Refnets.”