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Fluidra Consolidates Its Pool Headquarters In Spain Industry Gains Another European Leader!

Fluidra, a global leader in the swimming pool and wellness equipment sector, has rented a 4,480m2 building in the Grupo Catalana Occidente’s Catalana Parc business park in Sant Cugat del Vallès, located just outside Barcelona. With this lease, Fluidra will bring part of its corporate and sales staff (more than 400 people) to the same headquarters under a new working model adapted to current requirements. Eloi Planes, Fluidra’s Executive President,

said: “This new location will give us a place to carry on our business more efficiently while adapting to new ways of working. These new facilities will enhance our corporate image and help us simplify processes, increase interpersonal communication, be more sustainable and encourage collaborative, flexible working.” CBRE, the leading international real estate consultancy and services company, has overseen the leasing operation between Fluidra and Catalana Parc. In addition, to set the new working model in motion, CBRE Workplace has developed a consultancy to help define and analyse the needs of all its workers, a ‘smart working’ model where they can choose between different types of spaces as and when necessary. Catalana Parc is strategically located in a consolidated, dynamic business park that is headquarters for many companies. It is also well connected with the city of Barcelona as it is located next to the AP7 motorway and the Sant Joan railway station. It has several catering establishments and a 4-star AC hotel in the neighbourhood. In addition, the six buildings that make up the Catalana Parc complex are state-of-theart offices with high-level energy efficiency, a car park and garden areas that correspond to the new, more balanced working models to which companies such as Fluidra are openly committed.

T&A Expands Its Manufacturing Capacity For The 2021 Season Thanks to their constant investing in the future, Technics & Applications (T&A) has experienced considerable growth over the past few years and in order to keep up with their own success, the company have started the construction of a new unit. This 5,000m² building will be used as a production hall as well as an extra warehouse with construction works being completed at the end of 2020. Situated in the North of Belgium, T&A’s automatic swimming pool and spa covers are distributed in more than 20 different countries and the subsequent production increase will make the manufacturers lead times even more reliable and will allow them to optimise their logistics and service. The company produces high quality made-to-measure products using only high-end raw material and sub-assemblies. It controls the production process from A to Z making it possible to supply highend and stable quality products.

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This has resulted in T&A becoming one of the leading manufacturers of automatic pool covers in Europe. The company has been manufacturing since 1995, meaning that in 2020, it celebrated its 25th anniversary! However, with the current COVID-19 situation, like many companies around the world, they haven’t been able to organise any of their planned actual celebrations as yet. T&A +32 1 423 74 95 www.t-and-a.be The new T&A building taking shape in the autumn

LPW Pools, Covrex® and Walter Piscine – three experts within the swimming pool sector – have joined forces in order to found a new corporate family group called TSPH – The Swimming Pool Hub. The affiliation of the companies will strengthen the qualitative approach by offering customers a wider range of products. With the birth of TSPH, comes an opportunity for pool businesses across Europe to benefit from the vaste experience of these three players. Covrex®, the manufacturer of automatic pool covers, distributes in more than 35 countries. Its product range includes a unique foam filled insulating slat and solar slats in polycarbonate and PVC. Covrex® also supplies 15 different types of stainless steel drive systems for swimming pool covers. Walter Piscine is a specialist in swimming pool covers. As one of the market leaders, it has been developing, producing and selling products for over 28 years. Not only does it supply a wide range of swimming pool covers in France and neighbouring countries, but it also provides bar supported covers, mobile terraces, summer and winter pool covers, pool liners and other equipment for swimming pools and spas. The production site is based in Brumath in France, a strategic position at the heart of Europe. LPW Pools, is a Belgian manufacturer with over 55 years of experience in the making of one-piece pools in vinyl ester resin. LPW is a company capable of providing top of the range quality. These swimming pools are available through a network of certified pool builders in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK through Fairlocks Pool Products. TSPH +32 1 662 26 16 www.tsph.com

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Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...