What happened to Armitage Shanks?

Armitage Shanks, founded as a small pottery by Thomas Bond in the Staffordshire village of Armitage, was sold at auction in 1867 to the aptly named Reverend Edward Johns. A century later, in 1965, the company went public, and four years after that merged with a Scottish firm, Shanks Holdings.

Are Armitage Shanks and Ideal Standard the same?

Armitage Shanks brand is owned by Ideal Standard International BVBA since early ’90s, and is operated by Ideal Standard MENA in the Middle East & Africa regions.

Where are Armitage Shanks taps made?

Our factory in Armitage, Staffordshire remains the only large scale ceramics manufacturing operation in the UK, producing millions of toilets and basins annually, each proudly bearing the name Ideal Standard or Armitage Shanks.

Is Armitage Shanks a British company?

Armitage Shanks is a British manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and plumbing supplies, now part of the group Ideal Standard.

How old are Armitage Shanks?

Armitage Shanks has a proud history which stretches back more than 200 years to our beginnings in the village of Armitage in Staffordshire. A lot has happened since then. Read more about our heritage in this potted history of our famous British brand.

Who was Armitage Shanks?

Armitage Shanks is a porcelain sanitary-ware company that started in 1969. Its headquarters are in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom. Its main product is toilets, but they also make bathroom fixtures and plumbing supplies. They have eight factories.

Is Armitage Shanks a good?

Their products can be seen in many washrooms across the globe and their popularity shows just how great their products are. Their high quality, stylish products is what gains them attraction, as well as their great customer service reputation.

Who owns Ideal Standard?

Ideal Standard International S.A.Ideal Standard / Parent organization

Which sanitary ware is made in UK?

Utopia. Utopia has been designing and manufacturing high quality bathroom ceramics in the UK for over 25 years. With a bold mix of classic, heritage and modern-contemporary styles as well as soft-close seats and wall-hung WC’s, Utopia transform your bathroom into a beautiful yet functional space.

What is a good tap brand?

Bathroom Taps are what we are known best for, here you will find the most reputable brands of mixer taps available in the UK including Bristan, Crosswater, Hudson Reed, Ultra and Roper Rhodes with newer exciting brands like Flova Uk, all made from the highest quality materials.

Where are Crosswater products made?

Where are Crosswater taps made, you may be wondering? Crosswater Holdings has an impressive 94 thousand square foot warehouse, located in Dartford, Kent, UK. They house over 5,000 lines of stock.

Is Ideal Standard a quality brand?

Ideal Standard bathrooms are one of the few still manufactured in the UK, in a factory in Armitage, Staffordshire, and are well-known as being a quality brand that’s made to last.