AO Smith acquires Master Water Conditioning Corp

Water technology company AO Smith Corp has acquired Master Water Conditioning Corp, a Pennsylvania-based water treatment company in an all-cash transaction.

“The acquisition of Master Water further demonstrates our commitment to the North American water treatment market, a key element of our strategy to deliver innovative, differentiated solutions that heat and treat water,” said Kevin Wheeler, president and CEO of AO Smith.

Master Water products include point-of-entry water softeners, filters and ultrafiltration systems, which are sold under the Alliance, Clarifier, MasterFusion, Satin Series, PuroPro, UltraPro and Clear Reflections brands.

“With its stellar reputation in the industry as being a market leader for innovative, high-quality products, market knowledge, established relationships, and highly complementary businesses, Master Water is a perfect fit to join the AO Smith family,” said D Samuel Karge, president, AO Smith North American Water Treatment.

“I am very pleased the business founded by my father-in-law, Maurice E Kurtz, along with our family legacy, will be preserved as a result of this acquisition,” said Richard Mest, president, Master Water Conditioning Corp. 

Mest will continue to lead the Master Water business and the Master Water offices will remain based in Pottstown.