Hayward® Industries, Inc. Aquires CAT Controllers, Inc.

Hayward® Industries, Inc. Aquires CAT Controllers, Inc.

  Osborn & Barr Communications   314-746-1941

Elizabeth, N.J. - Hayward Industries, Inc., a market leader in swimming pool and flow control products, today announces the acquisition of Cat Controllers, Inc. a leading manufacturer of automatic water quality management systems for residential and commercial swimming pools, spas, water parks and other water treatment applications. According to Larry Silber, chief operating officer of Hayward Industries, this most recent acquisition is another example of Hayward's business philosophy of using strategic acquisitions to expand the company's position in innovative technology and global market presence.

"The market for automatic water quality management systems and web-based remote monitoring technology is a rapidly emerging segment of the market both in residential and commercial water applications. CAT Controllers products are both highly complementary to our current Goldline Controls range of pool/spa controls and sanitizers and will also be a springboard for Hayward to further grow its presence in the commercial market space," says Silber. "This acquisition will help us meet customer demand for pool management solutions on a worldwide basis."

Under the ownership of partners Patrick Sweeney and Culin Tate, CAT Controllers have been manufacturing and marketing chemical controllers and remote wireless, web-based management systems for more than 10 years. Together, they have built a strong reputation in the commercial market for innovation, performance, reliability and service.

"Thousands of swimming pools, spas, water parks and water treatment applications worldwide rely on CAT Controllers to meet their daily water quality requirements," says Patrick Sweeney, President of CAT Controllers. "They count on CAT Controllers for years of trouble-free operation and the CAT team to provide customer service, support and technical assistance unmatched in the industry." "We are excited to become a part of Hayward and leverage the resources of their strong global sales and marketing organizations which will enable us to continue our growth and development," says Culin Tate, Vice President of Sales.

According to Silber, both Patrick and Culin will remain with Hayward Industries in key management roles to ensure continuity of service to existing customers and help in expanding Hayward's market presence.

About Hayward® Industries
Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries, Inc., has been America's first choice in residential swimming pool equipment for more than 40 years. The company markets the Totally Hayward® System of advanced pool equipment to help address some of the challenges faced by many pool owners such as safety, energy efficiency and maintenance time and costs. The company's diverse product line includes pumps, filters, heaters, heat pumps, automatic pool cleaners, controls, colored lighting, valves, vacuum release systems, drain covers and other general pool products for residential and commercial applications.

Another Hayward Industries division, Goldline Controls® offers electronic controls for total pool automation, total pool chemistry management, solar applications and electronic chlorine generators. These products are integral components of the Totally Hayward® System. Goldline Controls is headquartered in North Kingstown, R.I. For more information, visit www.goldlinecontrols.com.

Hayward Industries is headquartered in Elizabeth, N.J. For more information, contact Hayward at (908) 351-5400 or visit www.haywardnet.com.

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