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Astracast History

Astracast was founded in 1984 as the world's first specialist manufacturer of coloured composite sinks. It was part of the Spring Ram Corporation's group of companies specialising in home improvement products and based in Leeds, Yorkshire.

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In June 1999, Spring Ram Corporation was purchased by US Industries (USI), an independent public based in New Jersey, USA, with Astracast a key part of its UK operation, Jacuzzi UK.

During the 1990's Astracast grew to become the UK's largest sink manufacturer by market share, and one of the largest sink manufacturers in the world producing in excess of one million kitchen sinks, kitchen taps and accessories per year. Stainless Steel and Ceramic sinks were added to the product portfolio in 1991, supported with the purchase of SSP Malta in 1994, a manufacturing plant specialising in the manufacture of stainless steel sink products.

Over the years Astracast has focused on innovation and design to produce market leading products from the world first coloured composite sink products in 1984 to the addition of our ROK® material in 1997, a composite material with 85% real quartz to give unrivalled resistance and performance. In 2010 saw another world's first, a textured composite sink finish, ROK-TEX - a textured natural slate finish as featured on our Contour sink range.

In 2007 Jacuzzi was purchased by American private equity firm Apollo Global Management which lead to the 2008 merger of Astracast with the Jacuzzi UK bathroom business and the move to a new Head Office and composite sink / bath manufacturing plant in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Astracast along with the bathroom business now offered a multi-channel product offering selling into over 40 countries worldwide.

In December 2012, Astracast sink and private label bath business was acquired by private investment company HLD Capital forming Astracast Ltd. In March, 2013 HLD acquired Reva Industries Limited. This latest addition to the group sees Astracast Ltd become both market leaders in the UK in kitchen sinks and acrylic bath manufacturing.

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