The company that makes Instant Pot is merging with American houseware firm

KANATA, Ont. — The company that makes the Instant Pot kitchen appliance has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Corelle Brands LLC.The Ottawa-based Instant Brands and Corelle did not disclose financial terms of the transaction, which is expected to be completed during the second quarter of this year.Corelle’s chief executive officer Ken Wilkes will serve as the top executive of the combined company. Instant Pot recall: Why you shouldn’t worry about your beloved pressure cooker melting down Inside the home of Instant Pot, the kitchen gadget that spawned a religion Instant Brands’s CEO Robert Wang will be the new company’s chief innovation officer.Instant Brands, which Wang founded in 2009, will retain its Ottawa headquarters.Corelle, which is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., manufactures and markets multiple houseware brands, including Pyrex. read more