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HOT TUB, SWIM SPA & WELLNESS NEWS

Award-winning Group Leaves COVID In The Shade With New Product Range UK Leisure Living, which employs 15 staff across sites in Mochdre, St Asaph and Deeside, is receiving positive feedback and sales for the latest line in its quality outdoor selection – roofed and retractable verandas. Managing Director Gareth Jones has also secured a partnership with Swedish manufacturer Tylö – a pioneer in the production and global distribution of saunas, steam rooms and steam showers – and is remodelling showrooms to complement existing lines including hot tubs, swim spas and outdoor kitchens. Having achieved record turnover this year following a post-pandemic boom, he advised diversifying their range gives UK Leisure Living Group an even more sustainable, long-term model for success. “There has already been a real buzz and interest in the verandas because it is quite a well-priced product which is unique to this region and works perfectly alongside our current offering,” said Gareth. UK Leisure Living can supply and deliver to any part of the UK and are also able to install the verandas, which are available to the trade and DIY professionals at reduced rates. They are available to view online and at the ‘super showroom’ in Mochdre or at Deeside (the latter opened earlier this year and is already proving a hit with customers in north east Wales and over the border into Cheshire, Shropshire and Wirral). “The verandas we offer are more functional, contemporary conservatories with a modern twist; there has been a lot of demand and we look forward to seeing how that develops over the coming weeks,” concluded Gareth. UK Leisure Living 01492 548525 www.ukleisureliving.co.uk

New Managing Director Appointed For Balboa Helios Technologies, Inc., a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology, announced recently that it has named JeanPierre ‘JP’ Parent as the Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Balboa Water Group, LLC. Josef Matosevic, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Among our shared values is developing and leveraging the deep talent that is within the Helios organisation. We are establishing an optimal structure that will be the force multiplier for effective execution of our augmented strategy. I am very pleased to recognise JP’s considerable contributions to Helios in a relatively short time. We expect JP to be instrumental as we advance on our multi-year journey to build our Electronics segment into a top industry player.” Mr Parent joined Helios Technologies through the acquisition of Balboa Water Group in November 2020 as the Executive Vice President of Global Sales. Since April 2021, he has assumed oversight for operations in addition to sales and engineering. Mr Parent has more than 35 years of managerial experience in international companies as an executive who demonstrated expertise in planning, developing and executing innovative solutions to address strategic business plans. Thirty of those years have been spent in the United States (after moving there with his family from France in 1988). Before joining the industry in 2002, he worked 19 years for the Zodiac Group in various positions which took him from Quality Assurance Manager, to Plant Manager and Executive Vice President of newly acquired subsidiaries in which he led several organisational turnarounds. Balboa Water Group +1 714 384 0384 www.balboawater.com

Harvia Acquisition Ensures Supply Of High-quality Sauna Stones Harvia Plc has signed and closed an agreement to acquire Sauna-Eurox Oy along with sister company Parhaat Löylyt Oy. Together, the parties will continue to develop and expand the sauna stone business. Founded in 1991 and based in Luvia, Western Finland, Sauna-Eurox is one of the world’s largest suppliers of safe and durable sauna stones. The company has over 30 years of experience of different stone varieties, their thermal durability, and their use as sauna stones. The offering of Sauna-Eurox caters broadly to the needs of both consumers and spa professionals: the product selection includes safe and high-quality, ready-to-use, prewashed and hand-selected olivine diabase and vulcanite sauna stones in all sizes. In

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addition, the offering includes round sauna stones, decorative stones and heat-tempered olivine diabase sauna stones designed for demanding professional use. “Sauna-Eurox and Harvia have been partners for a long time globally, and the acquisition expands the potential of this collaboration,” said Harvia CEO Tapio Pajuharju. “Sauna-Eurox has also operated

under its own brands and delivered tailored sauna stone solutions to several suppliers of saunas and sauna stoves. These brands and partnerships are also very important for Harvia, and the aim is to foster and strengthen these partnerships further.” The acquisition allows Harvia and SaunaEurox to strengthen the availability of sauna stones and increase production capacity. It also offers Harvia the necessary expertise in stones for business expansion and quality assurance in a product category that is essential for sauna heaters and an enjoyable sauna experience. Harvia Plc +358 207 464 000 www.harviagroup.com

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