The Instantor® range of compression fittings manufactured by Sanbra Fyffe has maintained a reputation for absolute quality for over 80 years.

Sanbra Fyffe and Herron & Son combine to launch unrivalled and internationally acclaimed range of products in the Irish plumbing market

Hansen Easy-Fit Compression FittingsHansen Easy-Fit Compression Fittings

An unrivalled and internationally acclaimed range of products has been launched in the Irish plumbing market by Sanbra Fyffe Ltd and sister company Herron & Son Ltd.

Sanbra Fyffe based in Dublin is market leader in the supply of plumbing and heating products to the plumbing and building merchant sector in Ireland. Herron & Son in Sligo is Ireland’s leading retail wholesaler in the general hardware and agri sector. The two companies have now teamed-up with Hansen of New Zealand to bring an unrivalled and internationally acclaimed range of products to the Irish market.

The new partnership will also increase employment at Sanbra and Herron with 5/6 people being added to their sales and marketing team initially.

The range of over 1,000 products from the New Zealand specialist manufacturer, in business for over 60 years, includes poly compression fittings for agri, commercial and domestic plumbing applications. The range will meet the needs of plumbing contractors, farmers, builders and DIY specialists.

“There are no comparable products on the Irish market that can rival Hansen in terms of quality, cost-effectiveness or ease of use. Key benefits include the fact that one fitting can be used with all pipe types, they are manufactured to withstand the harshest weather conditions and carry a lifetime guarantee.” said Noel Conroy, Sanbra’s Commercial Manager.

Colum Murphy of Herron & Son said that "the company is proud to bring Hansen’s range of proven and competitively priced products to the Irish markets which has up to now offered little variety in efficient cost-effective water systems solutions.”

The Hansen products now available in Ireland will include a new range of Easy Fit Compression fittings, specifically designed and manufactured for the Irish market. An impressive feature of these fitting is that sizes up to and including 1¼” can be hand tightened to 40bar.

Another highly desirable product range available for agri, rural, horticultural and irrigation use is Hi-Flo Trough Valves (Fast, Super and Maxflo). Sanbra and Herron believe that the Hansen Superflo and Maxflo valves will quickly become the next industry standard for high performance float valves.

Also available will be True Fit Threaded Fittings; True Fit Tank Fittings; Quick Connection Unions and Easy Fit Self Tapping Saddles.

The six product categories will be promoted in Ireland over the coming months with a high level marketing campaign including a tour of the country by the Hansen Demonstration unit and a major display area at the National Ploughing Championship at the end of September.

Steve Sharpe, Director of Sales and marketing at Hansen said, “We are delighted to be working with Sanbra Fyffe and Herron & Son. Our businesses operate very similarly and share core values and views on providing high performance, quality water system solutions for every need. We look forward to building a long-lasting business relationship together.”



The Hansen range along with detailed catalogues and specification sheets will be distributed through Builders Merchants, Co-Op stores and hardware stores throughout Ireland.

Further information can be obtained from:

E: Tel 018426255

E: Tel. 071 913 3100