About Cash Acme

Reliance History

In 1949, the original manufacturing operation of the group, Reliance Manufacturing Company (RMC) which is located in Brisbane, Australia began to develop a range of controls to regulate temperature and pressure in water heaters. The development was undertaken in conjunction with Original Equipment Manufacturers of water heaters. This successful venture led to the development of many “world first” products such as pressure limiting valves and control valves for heat exchange water heaters.

Relaince WorldwideThis business grew strongly over the years and we were able to develop a proficiency in the manufacture and distribution of control valves for water heaters, with a particular expertise in safety valves. We have now grown to be the principal water heater OEM supplier in both Australia and the UK.

In our more recent history we have applied this safety valve expertise to establish a range of high quality thermostatic mixing valves. According to our research, we now manufacture more under counter / small distribution mixing valves than any other company in the world, holding the number one position in the UK, Australian, and New Zealand markets, and are making strong advances in Europe.

In 2002, Reliance Worldwide Corporation took over the Cash Acme plumbing operation in Cullman, Alabama USA. This newest Reliance venture to develop a North American operation represents an important part of our plan to establish a truly global company specializing in water temperature and pressure safety valves.

The main manufacturing operation of Reliance is based in Brisbane, Australia where we have two facilities. We also have manufacturing facilities in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. Our facilities produce in excess of 2.5 million control valves and several million fittings every year.

Over the years Reliance has expanded into many countries. The Reliance Worldwide companies, with their technical and engineering excellence, are now known as "The Safety Valve Specialists" and "Leaders in Thermostatic Technology".

The Reliance group of companies are involved in the plumbing and heating industry in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, and S.E. Asia. And through our relationships with several strong partner companies we are active in all the major plumbing and heating markets throughout the world.

In the mid 80’s Reliance Worldwide was acquired by The GSA Group, one of the major private industrial groups in Australia. The group employs close to 1,000 people worldwide. It is under the astute and progressive management of GSA that Reliance has become a significant company in the global plumbing industry.

In 2002, Reliance Worldwide Corporation took over the Cash Acme plumbing operation in Cullman, Alabama USA. This newest Reliance venture to develop a North American operation represents an important part of our plan to establish a truly global company specializing in water temperature and pressure safety valves.