Taylor Pipe Supports partners with Walraven Group
Press Release - October 20, 2020 - Taylor Pipe Supports partners with Walraven Group
To all Taylor Pipe Supports customers, suppliers, and related stakeholders!
After many months of discussions and planning, Taylor Pipe Supports and the Walraven Group are truly excited to announce the formation of our Canadian Partnership, effective October 1, 2020.
After 55 years in business in Canada, the Taylor brand is strong. We’re proud of the reputation we have built over the many years, and it’s exciting to see our name stand beside the Walraven Group – a global company based on similar values. Taylor will remain the primary brand in Canada for the time being, even as we introduce some exciting new Walraven products and innovations as part of the partnership plan as we go forward.
Taylor and Walraven share a commitment to the people within our organization – without them, we would not achieve the collective success that we’ve both enjoyed. Our plans are to continue to build upon our Canadian manufacturing and distribution capabilities. We believe that creating local capacity to serve and support the local market is essential, and a better strategic choice compared to other alternatives.
Taylor Pipe Supports was founded in 1966 by my father, L. Eric Taylor. Originally based in Hamilton, Ontario, the company began operations as a general metal stamping plant making various products, including pipe straps and clamps. Over the 55 years since we began, our goal has been to supply quality products at competitive prices in a trustworthy and reliable way. It is on that foundation that we look forward to working together with Walraven as we move forward with innovations, smart solutions, and exciting new products as we expand our offering to the Canadian market.
Walraven Group, headquartered in The Netherlands, was founded in 1942 by the great-grandfather of the current CEO, Pelle van Walraven. He was an innovator with a love for simple and smart solutions. Today, more than 75 years later, Walraven is a globally active company in multiple sectors of the pipe and cable supports markets. Still driven to develop simple, yet smart product systems, and with a wide range of products and expert advice, Walraven can provide complete solutions for any project, no matter how large or complex.
There are a couple of significant staff changes to announce as part of this partnership, ones that will ensure the ongoing development of Taylor Pipe Supports. I will be stepping down as President and beginning a new role as Director of Special Projects. In that capacity, I will be driving the completion of several integration and growth initiatives over the next 4 or 5 years. Gary Day, who most of you know, will be taking on the role of President, effective immediately.
Allen S. Taylor
Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,
Pelle van Walraven