(Verviers, Belgium-January 26, 2016) Peltzer & Fils Group, owner of Iwan Simonis S.A. and Saluc S.A., is delighted to announce the acquisition of WSP Textiles Limited, England and its STRACHAN™ and PLAYNE’S™ brands have joined the Group.
Iwan Simonis is the leading manufacturer of the SIMONIS™ premium quality worsted billiard cloth and Saluc S.A., home of the famous ARAMITH™ balls, is the global leader in the production of true phenolic billiard balls.
WSP Textiles is the leading manufacturer of premium quality billiard and tennis ball cloth. Based at Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, WSP has been making billiard and tennis ball cloth for over a hundred years. Its STRACHAN™ range of traditional snooker and English pool cloth is used at various high profile tournaments including the recent Dafabet Masters 2016 (World Snooker) and its PLAYNE™ tennis ball cloth range is the choice of the majority of leading manufacturers and brands in the tennis industry including the current Australian Open.
“This new partnership with WSP enables a diversification of the Group activities by taking a leading position in the tennis ball cloth market. In billiard this combination of high quality iconic brands and products SIMONIS™, ARAMITH™ and STRACHAN™ makes our Group to be the partner of choice for cue sport federations, distributors, retailers and players and will create new opportunities to further develop the business.”