Chicago Faucet buys WCTC from MASCO

The Chicago Faucet Company, a member of The Geberit Group, acquired W/C Technology Corporation (WCTC) from the Masco Corporation in November. Michigan-based WCTC, which reported annual sales of $3 million, develops innovative pressure tank technology for water closet flushing. With this acquistion, Bruce Martin has commited to a 5-year consulting agreement with The Chicago Faucet Company to continue the technical advancement of pressure flush technology.

With the acquisition, The Geberit Group continues to increase its presence and commitment in the U.S. as part of its expansion and puts the water-saving pressure tank technology for the commercial and public sector under Geberit’s roof.

WCTC was established in 1993 when Masco acquired patents from the inventor of the pressure tank technology. Together with Geberit, WCTC developed a pressure tank solution for concealed tanks that have been sold in the U.S. since last September. WCTC also supplies several major vitreous china manufacturers in the U.S.

The WCTC pressure tank received the top Product Design Award from the American Society of Plastic Engineers (APE) based on design integrity, innovation and environmental benefits.

In the U.S., Geberit, which operates a manufacturing and sales operation in Indiana, acquired The Chicago Faucet Co. earlier this year. The Geberit Group, headquartered in Jona, Switzerland, is a European market leader and global provider of advanced plumbing technology.

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