Aquatics and Commercial

SR Smith buys pool equipment manufacturer Anti Wave Australia

December 3, 2013

SRSthumbUS-based international pool deck equipment supplier SR Smith has acquired Anti Wave Australia. Anti Wave branded products will be available in Australia and the Pacific through SR Smith.

Additionally, plans include expanding sales of SR Smith commercial pool deck equipment into Australia to supplement Anti Wave competitive product offerings as well as offering a complete line of residential deck equipment.

“Australia presents an exciting opportunity for SR Smith,” says Rich Laitta, SR Smith President and CEO.

“We are thrilled to acquire an industry leading brand with a history of innovation and customer service. We hope to build on Anti Wave’s tradition and deliver the highest quality products to our customers,” he says.

Anti Wave products are well known in the competitive swimming world and include starting blocks, water polo goals, racing lane lines, storage reels and complementary accessories; and their products have been featured in several Olympic Games, including Sydney 2000.

The Australian business will trade under the name SRS Australia Pty Ltd and operate out of the existing Anti Wave manufacturing and distribution facility in Ipswich, Queensland.

Founded in 1932, SR Smith is headquartered in Canby, Oregon, USA, with additional manufacturing outside Nashville, Tennessee.


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