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Thetford Corp., Ann Arbor, Mich., strengthened its European operations with the recent acquisition of British supplier Spinflo Ltd.
According to a press release, Sheffield, England-based Spinflo is the leading British supplier of cook tops, ovens and sinks to the RV industry. Thetford is a key industry supplier of mobile sanitation and refrigeration systems.
“This acquisition fully falls in line with Thetford’s worldwide strategy,” said Michael Harris, Thetford president and CEO. “We are constantly seeking to enhance our product offering to the RV industry, our home and core market.”
Barry Hobbs, managing director of Spinflo Ltd, noted, “After many successful years in the UK market, we have been looking for a worldwide, established, leading company helping to export our products and know-how outside the UK market. Thetford represents the ideal partner. Its unique position on the European market combined with our specific knowledge will generate great opportunities for all of us.”
Spinflo will report directly to Thetfor Corp. subdidiary Thetford BV, Etten-Leur, the Netherlands, to streamline Thetford’s offerings to its European customers.
“This acquisition is a strong reinforcement for Thetford’s European position as a systems supplier to the caravan and motorhome manufacturers,” said Stéphane Cordeille, managing director of Thetford Europe.