John King Group has acquired valve manufacturer DAB Valves for an undisclosed amount. DAB Valves sells a variety of valves and associated equipment within their range from slide and butterfly valves to gravity flap diverter valves and drop out boxes. The 40-year old company is based near Parwich in Derbyshire.
David Wadworth the managing director of John King Group, said “In acquiring DAB Valves we have added a complementary range of products to the existing John King Group portfolio. We are delighted to announce that DAB Valves
will continue to be manufactured in our Yorkshire based factory where we have a full complement of machinery to be effective in this objective. We are delighted to harness our production capabilities with the on-going support of Bob Wright and the DAB Valves design team who have over 40 years of industrial and applicational expertise.”
Bob Wright, the managing director and owner of DAB Valves, added, “Selling the business to John King Group is an exciting one. Yes, it frees up some of my time and enables me to focus on what I love the most, which is the design and engineering of the Valves. Having John King Group ambitious team behind DAB Valves, I know will take the brand to the next level. You only have to visit their Leeds manufacturing site to feel the energy and hunger for success, along with their continued reinvestment in equipment and people.”
John King Group says that its purchase of the DAB Valves brand will further strengthen its global support network and in-house design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities.