Franklin Electric Co. Inc. has acquired First Sales LLC, an Indiana manufacturer of water treatment and filtration equipment for the residential and commercial market, the company announced on Aug. 1. First Sales designs, manufactures and distributes its products under the Sterling Water Treatment and Avid Water Systems brand names, primarily for customers in the United States.
“First Sales has developed industry leading products for the professional installer of in-home and commercial water treatment systems,” said Don Kenney, president of Franklin’s North America Water Systems business unit. “These products are sold through some of the same channels as Franklin’s existing products, and we look forward to continuing to serve First Sales’ customers with best in class quality, service, availability, innovation and cost.”
First Sales’ operating results will be reported in the Water Systems segment beginning in the third quarter of 2019. In fiscal year 2018, First Sales had annual sales of approximately $14 million. Franklin expects this acquisition to be accretive to 2020 earnings per share.
Franklin Electric offers an array of systems and components for moving water and automotive fuels. It serves residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and municipal customers around the world. For more information, visit www.franklinwater.com.