Pentair has been successful in acquiring A&A Manufacturing, a US-based manufacturer best known for its infloor cleaning systems. The infloor systems are marketed as QuickClean in Australia and New Zealand, and have been supplied and serviced through Mildura-based Cooke Industries for the past 15 years.
Cooke Industries will remain the exclusive Australasian distributor.
Cooke Industries managing director Cliff Cooke has welcomed the acquisition by Pentair.
“The acquisition will accelerate investment in product development processes and provides an opportunity for A&A Manufacturing to introduce some exciting new products which will reinforce QuikClean’s reputation for energy efficient, premium quality cleaning systems,” he says.
A&A Manufacturing and Pentair have both confirmed their support for Cooke Industries to remain the exclusive Australasian distributor of QuikClean in-floor cleaning systems and the acquisition is expected to strengthen Cooke Industries’ product offering.
Don McChesney, general manager of A&A Manufacturing says Cooke Industries are the best placed company to represent the brand locally.
“Cooke Industries has built a strong reputation and a loyal following during the past 15 years and they are the best company to represent QuikClean in the Australian and New Zealand markets,” he says.
Established in 1982, A&A Manufacturing is based in Phoenix, Arizona, and has built a portfolio of advanced products in the fields of energy efficient circulation and cleaning systems, auto levellers and water features. They also produce plastic LED niche lighting, chlorine and ozone/oxidation sanitisation systems, and noise suppressors.