About Us (Europe)
Reliance Worldwide Corporation® (RWC) is a global provider of water control systems and plumbing solutions for domestic, commercial and industrial applications. Founded in 1949 the company originally focused on the design and manufacture of valves for the control of pressure, temperature and flow used in the installation of water heaters and water heating systems. RWC’s European operation – Reliance Water Controls – opened in 1986 in Evesham, Worcestershire, UK, and are specialists in pressure, temperature and flow control products. Reliance Water Controls have a long history in supplying the sanitary plumbing market and hot water system manufacturers as well as providing local technical support to specifiers, architects, consultants and mechanical contractors to ensure that the correct products are selected when designing and installing domestic, commercial and industrial water systems.
Reliance Water Controls were at the forefront of developing thermostatic technology in the UK and played a key role in the development of unvented hot water systems across Europe. Accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and working closely with merchant distribution partners, Reliance Water Controls offer a comprehensive range of thermostatic mixing valves, taps, showers, pressure reducing valves, backflow prevention products, timeflow controls and other plumbing and heating system products.
Remaining committed to provide innovative plumbing solutions to the European market, in 2014 Reliance Water Controls introduced the SharkBite® Metal Push-Fit Connection System. SharkBite is the ultimate range of versatile fittings and valves. It allows for simple and robust push-fit connection of copper, PEX, polybutylene and carbon steel pipework in any configuration. From domestic retrofit to commercial new build projects, SharkBite makes pipework installations quick and easy—even in awkward and confined spaces.