REC Components and Richard Wheatley Partners Ltd. are pleased to announce the successful acquisition of all Richard Wheatley, Ltd. assets to include the intellectual property and all trademarks associated with this iconic 153 year old brand. Richard Wheatley Partners was formed and is owned equally by Alan Gnann, President of REC and Clive Edwards of Ilminster, England. Gnann and Edwards were formerly partial shareholders of RWL of Malvern, England which was recently liquidated.
As announced earlier, all Richard Wheatley aluminum fly boxes will continue to be manufactured at REC’s manufacturing facility in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Wheatley rod carriers and wooden fly boxes will continue to be made in the U.K.
Effective immediately, REC will handle sales for the entire RWL product range in North and South America and Asia from its manufacturing facility and offices in the USA. Clive Edwards has established a warehouse and sales office in Ilminster and will handle sales throughout Europe and Africa from this location.
Orders and customer inquiries for the Americas and Asia should be directed to REC’s sales manager Paul Howarth ([email protected]). All RWL products may be viewed on the company’s web site (www.rec.com). The company’s full contact details are indicated below where all Dealer, Trade, and Distributor inquiries may be directed.
Orders and customer inquiries for Europe and Africa should be directed to Clive Edwards at [email protected]. Edwards has one of the largest collections of Richard Wheatley angling equipment, has run the virtual Wheatley museum for the last 10 years, and is acknowledged as an expert on the history of Richard Wheatley products.
Commenting for REC, President Alan Gnann ([email protected]) stated … “REC is pleased to add Richard Wheatley to its portfolio of fine fly fishing brands as a result of the acquisition of Richard Wheatley Ltd. in combination with Clive Edwards. The transfer of the brand assets of Wheatley into RWP will ensure that this time-honored, heritage brand and its products will flourish for many years to come.”
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