American toilet seat manufacturer Bemis has announced the acquisition of Bio Bidet, a company that makes bidet, smart toilets and bidet attachments.
According to the company, the global pandemic which saw toilet paper shortages in 2020, Americans were forced to transform the way they live in and use their bathroom.
It also saw a growth in home improvements, and reports one in five American renovators who upgraded their toilet added a seat with a bidet (17%), up four percentage points from 2019, according to Houzz 2020 U.S. Bathroom Trends Study.
Established for 90 years, Bemis has bought the company which has manufactured bidet products, ranging from economy to luxury, for more than 10 years.
Bio Bidet products are available throughout the globe, including American market, the UK, Mexico, Poland, Australia and Slovakia, while Bemis serves the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Far East.
President and CEO of Bemis Jeff Lonigro commented: “Bio Bidet’s innovative product offering and engineering capabilities perfectly complement the strength of Bemis, including our market penetration and distribution network.
“Together, we look forward to pushing the boundaries of bidet and smart toilet seats to further enhance consumers’ hygiene, sustainability, and wellness.”
President and CEO of Bio Bidet Jason Han added: “Our team is pleased to join the Bemis family.”
“We share a spirit of innovation and a mission to deliver products that transform our customers’
bathrooms into a hygienic, intuitive, and eco-friendly sanctuary.”