Portals Luxury Hardware, a shower and bath accessory manufacturer, has been acquired by the Bohle group. The Kansas City, Mo.-based Portals, founded in 2001, has an extensive line of products for the shower and bath space. According to the announcement, with the combination of these two companies customers can benefit from expanded product lines and increased investment in new products.

“Portals has an incredible reputation and designers, architects, and glass companies have depended on the quality and service that they have been providing for the last 16 plus years,” says Gareth Francey, president of Bohle America. “Bohle America is the home for a multitude of products for the glass professional, and adding the expertise, designs, and overall Portals product line allows us to offer even more to our customers. I’m excited that Eric Miller, CEO of Portals, will stay on with the company and his employees will also continue in their current positions.  Portals will operate as a subsidiary and customers can expect the same approach that they have been accustomed to since the founding of the company.”

“I want to stress that this transition will be seamless for the Portals customer and will allow us to invest where we have been limited previously,” says Miller. “This deal was done for the long-term growth of Portals, matching up with an excellent partner that will allow us to build our distribution, increased delivery of new products and service of all of our customers’ needs.”

Portals and Bohle America are both family-owned and run businesses. This fact was not lost on Miller.

“We are pleased that we can join the Bohle family. I felt our culture matched Bohle America’s perfectly and I look forward to not only growing the Portals portion of the market but the overall Bohle America one as well,” he says.

The Portals location in Missouri will also become a distribution point for many Bohle America products.