Oct. 30 2018 01:48 AM

The two leading water management will offer expanded product lines

Weathermatic, a Dallas-based manufacturer of smart irrigation technology, has announced its acquisition of certain assets and substantially all of the intellectual property of Signature Control Systems, a Peoria, Illinois-based irrigation technology manufacturer with a full line of irrigation components for residential, commercial, golf and institutional installations.

The announcement was made by Mike Mason, president and CEO of Weathermatic. “By joining forces with Signature, customers of both companies will benefit from a broader range of ‘smart irrigation’ products, and world class quality and availability to help meet the increasing demand for more efficient irrigation systems.“We envision outstanding opportunities to further expand product lines, while developing new technologies for professional water managers both here in the U.S. and abroad,” he says.

Under the leadership of owner/founder Brian J. Smith, Signature consolidated key industry brands including Thompson Manufacturing Co., Bear golf rotor and hose-end product lines plus the well-known Nelson Turf product line. Additionally, Signature has consistently innovated with new technologies and brings new game- changing intellectual property to the water management industry.

“We are honored to welcome Brian and Justin Smith and the entire Signature family of employees and customers to the Weathermatic family. The alignment of culture and values is tailor made, and the combined team and product offering will propel rapid growth in all three phases of the industry: design, installation, and maintenance,” says Mason. “We view their transition as a new beginning and continuation of the legacy of Signature and the pioneering brands it represents.”

Brian J. Smith, president and CEO of Signature says, “Weathermatic uniquely checked all the boxes for us in a partner with their commitment to the industry, financial strength, global presence, and company culture, which is exemplified by their Save Water | Give Life social cause serving those in need with clean water. Our entire team and family are excited about the future as we capitalize on the growth ahead of us.”

Weathermatic has been a leader in water conservation and irrigation technology for more than 70 years. The company’s SmartLine series of weather-based controllers has won “New Product of the Year” awards from professional associations and SmartLink cloud-based technology controllers are the leading choice of professional contractors and property managers with over 500,000 control systems saving billions of gallons of water.

The full line of Weathermatic controllers, Turbo series rotors, Max sprays, and legendary reverse flow valves are sold through a network of wholesale distributors in 85 countries worldwide.

Signature was founded by Brian J. Smith, an innovative engineer and entrepreneur with a career going back to his native South Africa before emigrating to the United States in 1995 and joining James Hardie Irrigation in California. While Signature’s roots began in 1907 through Thompson Manufacturing Co. Smith introduced advancement in golf course and commercial satellite control while acquiring key brands to create one of the most comprehensive product lines in the industry.