Today, Radio Systems Corporation, the largest manufacturer of electronic pet training and pet door products in the United States, announced that it has acquired Preston, U.K. based Reilor Holdings, parent company of the Staywell brand of pet doors. Radio Systems Corporation is the maker of the PetSafe brand of pet doors and is the market leader in pet training categories such as underground pet containment, bark control and remote training. Staywell, founded in 1937, is known as the “world’s best selling pet doors.”
“There is tremendous synergy in our two companies,” said Randy Boyd, president, Radio Systems Corporation. “Staywell has strong distribution in Europe, and we have strong distribution in the U.S. Our product lines are complimentary with Staywell’s strong offering of electronic selective-entry doors and cat doors and our premium aluminum dog doors and patio doors.”
“We believe our retail partners will be very excited about this partnership,” states Willie Wallace, Vice President of Sales and New Product Development, Radio Systems. “Most of our retailers don’t want to carry multiple suppliers in this category and with the combination of both lines under one supplier, they will have a broader selection to offer the consumer. Ultimately, the consumer is the big winner by being able to find a broader selection of products to choose from.”
Staywell will continue to operate in Preston, England as a solely owned subsidiary of Radio Systems. Roger Matthews will assume leadership of the facility as Managing Director. Mr. Matthews has worked with Radio Systems for over ten years and has a strong product development background.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to bring even more innovation to pet doors and the opportunity to really grow this business” said Matthews.
Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe is the industry leader and prime innovator in the development of safe, reliable and technologically superior pet products. PetSafe introduced the first do-it-yourself electronic fence to the pet market in 1991 and the first wireless fence to the market in 1998. Over the years, PetSafe’s product line-up has expanded to include more than 400 items, including: bark control systems, remote training equipment, electronic containment systems, pet doors and a growing line of lifestyle products including toys and treats.Download