John Guest, part of the Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) family of brands, turns 60 in 2021. John Guest is celebrating a long history of delivering plumbing technology, products and solutions to a diverse range of industries, according to the press release.
John Guest is a manufacturer of fluid control solutions for specialty industries and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications. RWC is a manufacturer of water control systems and plumbing solutions for residential and commercial applications.
Over the years, John Guest’s push-fit plumbing products have tackled better drink dispensing, water filtration, air and pneumatics, telecoms, automotive and OEM solutions.
“With more than 1 billion fittings installed and in use worldwide, John Guest is a leader in the plastic push-to-connect category,” said Ted Antony, fluid tech marketing specialist at RWC in the press release. “OEMs choose us because we’re known for providing reliable products, offering strong process controls, meticulous testing and adherence to required approvals.”
The company, founded by John Guest in the 1960s, encouraged a strong spirit of innovation, which led to the invention of the first push-fit connection in the 1970s by Guest himself, according to the press release. This technology became known as Speedfit and push-fit fittings have been developed for a wide range of applications since.
Its parent company which was acquired in 2017, RWC, is also celebrating John Guest’s anniversary this year, according to the press release.