US acquisition

Bohle has acquired US shower and bath accessories manufacturer Portals Hardware.

Set up in 2001 and operating from Kansas City, Missouri, the acquisition of Portals Hardware extends Bohle’s reach in the United States.

Arne Klöfkorn, CEO at Bohle AG, said: “Bohle and Portals Hardware are two leading and steadily growing companies in the American market, and joining forces allows each to offer their customers an even better service.”

Dave Broxton, managing director of the company’s UK operation, said: “We have a very strong presence here in the UK but Bohle remains a global business.

That’s a key benefit to our customers here at home because it means that we have the resource to invest in growth as well as a continuous programme of product development.

“This puts us – but most importantly our customers – at the forefront of innovation in glass processing technologies.”