Alumasc acquires drainage specialist Wade International

In a strategic move that is said to strengthen the ‘Rain-to-Drain’ position of its Water Management division, Alumasc Group has completed the acquisition of Essex-based drainage specialist, Wade International.

Steve Durdant-Hollamby, divisional managing director at Alumasc Water Management, said: “Wade has built a strong brand on the design excellence and high-quality manufacture of its products.

“Its strategic focus aligns perfectly with our own and will allow us greater scope and capacity to invest in and develop the next generation of drainage systems that will define new standards in performance, durability and value.”

Based in Halstead, Essex, Wade International has an operational history extending over five decades. Working extensively with a variety of metals tailored to specific application environments, its product portfolio includes linear drainage channels, floor gullies and grease converters. It’s highly specified products have been used on many major projects both in the UK and overseas, such as The British Library and Chep Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong.

Wade will join the five current business units within Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS): Skyline, Alumasc Rainwater, Harmer Building Drainage, Gatic Civil Drainage and Gatic Access Covers.

Steve added: “Effective water management requires a deep understanding of every process across the water management chain – this lies at the heart of our ‘Rain-to-Drain’ proposition and provides the foundation for our research and development programmes.

“The considerable expertise throughout the Wade team will be a vital asset at this key time for AWMS and for our sector as we meet the challenges of water resilience and climate change.”