AUSTIN, Texas - Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces, the global manufacturer and distributor of engineered surfaces, said it agreed to acquire Mermaid Panels Ltd & Shore Laminates Ltd, the U.K.-based manufacturers of shower walls and wall panel systems.
Shore Laminates Ltd (www.shorelaminates.com), was established in the United Kingdom in 1991 as a manufacturer wall panel systems for the kitchen and bathroom markets. Mermaid Panels Ltd (www.mermaidpanels.com), which joined Shore in 2008, has been Europe’s leading wall and shower panel supplier for the last twenty years.
Together, the two companies are dedicated to making sensational surfaces affordable through the application of smart material technology, advanced manufacturing processes and innovative design. Their focus on product and process innovation offers their customers the best in quality and design with leading brands within their markets.
“Shore & Mermaid bring exciting design and innovative products to the market,” said Tim Pearson, President of Wilsonart Western Europe. “The addition of these two companies to the Wilsonart portfolio reinforces our commitment to providing surfacing solutions for a wide range of interior demands.”
“Shore & Mermaid are good complements to Wilsonart’s other European businesses, including brand leaders Polyrey and Resopal,” said Tim O’Brien, CEO of Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces. “Wilsonart acquired Bushboard, the leading producer of wet wall systems and worktops, in 2016. Shore & Mermaid provide additional depth and new technologies to broaden Wilsonart’s engineered surfaces story. As part of the Wilsonart portfolio, both brands have significant opportunity to expand into new geographies across Europe.”
The transition will take place beginning Dec 1. There will be no changes to the way that current customers access Shore & Mermaid products.