Our brand story
Transforming safety and reliability for over 70 years.
From humble beginnings to global powerhouse
The Reliance name in water control valves was born in small workshop in downtown Brisbane in 1949, with a passion to protect people and property.
Marc Schoenheimer, a talented young engineer, was the driving force behind our pioneering growth in the early years. He was passionate about making water heating systems safer, cleaner and less prone to failures.
As the business grew, the business developed many industry-leading innovations, including pressure reducing valves and the first low pressure relief valve, as well as the world’s first packaged unvented heating storage system that would go on to transform the industry.
Fast forward to today and we are now a global brand focusing on the design and manufacture of high quality valves for hot and cold water and heating systems, as well as heating system components.