©The Water Guy
Cott Corporation subsidiary DS Services of America has acquired WG America Company and its affiliated company The Water Guy.
The Water Guy is a US-based provider of water and office coffee service solutions to residential and commercial customers throughout several US states, distributing products such as bottled water for water dispensers, small-pack bottled water and various coffee products.
According to Cott, The Water Guy has become “one of the largest independent distributors in the mid-Atlantic” since its foundation in 1990, growing its footprint and customer base through organic growth and acquisitions.
The acquisition adds approximately 7,500 new customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania, northern Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey to DS Service’s customer portfolio, according to a statement from Cott.
The Water Guy customers will now be served by Crystal Springs, the DS Services brand in the region, and will be able to select additional products for their orders, including coffee and tea and sparkling water beverages.
Dave Muscato, president of DS Services said: “The Water Guy shares our commitment to quality products and superior customer service and offers the opportunity to further increase route density.
“We are excited to welcome the Water Guy customers and associates to the Crystal Springs family.”
Bryan and Douglas Shinn, joint owners of The Water Guy, added: “DS Services was the natural partner when we decided to sell our business.
“Their expanded portfolio of hydration solutions and commitment to serving customers will benefit our customers with even more beverage options delivered where they live and work.”
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