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When did Shanks become Armitage Shanks?

When did Shanks become Armitage Shanks?

In 1969 the company merged with another to become Armitage Shanks and in 1980 became a member of the Blue Circle Industries group.

Who founded Armitage Shanks?

Thomas Bond
Armitage Shanks, founded as a small pottery by Thomas Bond in the Staffordshire village of Armitage, was sold at auction in 1867 to the aptly named Reverend Edward Johns. A century later, in 1965, the company went public, and four years after that merged with a Scottish firm, Shanks Holdings.

Does Armitage Shanks still exist?

Following this purchase, the Armitage Shanks brand continued in the United Kingdom, and their former export markets. American Standard were acquired by Bain Capital in February 2007, and is now majority owned by Sun Capital Partners.

Where are Armitage Shanks taps made?

Our factory in Armitage, Staffordshire remains the only large scale ceramics manufacturing operation in the UK, producing millions of toilets and basins annually, each proudly bearing the name Ideal Standard or Armitage Shanks.

Is Armitage Shanks a good brand?

Their products can be seen in many washrooms across the globe and their popularity shows just how great their products are. Their high quality, stylish products is what gains them attraction, as well as their great customer service reputation.

Who owns Ideal Standard?

Ideal Standard International S.A.
Ideal Standard/Parent organizations

What is the meaning of Armitage?

English: topographic name from Middle English, Old French (h)ermitage ‘hermitage’ (a derivative of Old French (h)ermite ‘hermit’), or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

Which sanitary ware is made in the UK?

Utopia. Utopia has been designing and manufacturing high quality bathroom ceramics in the UK for over 25 years. With a bold mix of classic, heritage and modern-contemporary styles as well as soft-close seats and wall-hung WC’s, Utopia transform your bathroom into a beautiful yet functional space.

Is mode a good bathroom brand?

Our products are an example of the very latest in contemporary, premium bathroom design. All Mode products go through a strict quality control process to ensure there are no flaws or defects during production. We conduct an air pressure test on every single one of our taps and toilets.

Where are Twyford toilets made?

Twyford Bathrooms is a manufacturer of bathroom fixtures based in Alsager, Cheshire, England.

Where are Hudson Reed taps made?

Manufacturing in Britain We are passionate about British manufacturing and all thermostatic showers with the patented Valquest technology and patented Pearlstone shower trays are all made in house. The complete Hudson Reed bath collection has also been sourced here in the UK.

Is Armitage Shanks ideal standard?

Armitage Shanks brand is owned by Ideal Standard International BVBA since early ’90s, and is operated by Ideal Standard MENA in the Middle East & Africa regions.