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Bracknell: John Guest 'to be acquired by Australian manufacturer'

By Dan Teuton
29 May 2018

Bracknell-based John Guest Group is to be acquired by Reliance Worldwide Corporation for £687.5 million, according to reports. The purchase will help Australian-based Reliance expand its European footprint, the company said.

Privately-owned John Guest, which also has operations in the United States and Asia, manufactures 'push-fit' connectors which are used by plumbers in many countries. The company says it is proud to be British and that all its goods are manufactured in the UK.

The company was formed in 1961 by John Guest. The current owners are the three sons, Robert, Barry and Tim Guest. Two of Barry's sons also work in the business.

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