L-r: Gary Fergusson, Gemma Delaney, Joanna Stanik, Ray Tarr, Stephanie Futcher, Christian Foy, Maria Crompton.
Pilkington re-launches as worldwide manufacturer
Published: 10 May, 2011
UK: Pilkington’s worldwide trademarks and brands were recently acquired by Ray Tarr, the incumbent chief executive officer of Pilkington’s Group, through major overseas investment vehicles and key partnership agreements.
The Pilkington’s brand has been established since 1894 and is known for supplying high quality wall and flooring materials to key market sectors for over 100 years. This is now set to continue through a successful acquisition that will ensure continuity of the Pilkington brand.
“We entered into constructive negotiations in July 2010 to take over Pilkington’s existing manufacturing facilities in the UK." Mr Tarr explained.
"This resulted in a review of our business and the closing of our UK facilities, continuing our manufacturing operations overseas and retaining key members of our UK team."
The plan is to continue to develop the Pilkington’s brand in the UK and worldwide by offering fully branded high quality porcelain wall and flooring solutions through Pilkington’s European factories.