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    Dec Group acquires UK continuous processing specialist AWL

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    July 12th 2022

    Ecublens, Switzerland: –Materials handling and process specialist Dec Group has announced its acquisition of UK-based Alconbury Weston Ltd. (AWL).

    AWL will now bring its expertise in design, manufacture and supply of continuous processing technologies and systems to further strengthen Dec Group’s comprehensive materials handling portfolio.

    Real-world continuous manufacturing

    Over the past decade, AWL headquartered at-Stoke-on-Trent in England’s Midlands industrial heartland has translated the long-aspired ideas of continuous processing into reality for the fine chemicals, food and pharmaceutical industries. It now offers a range of continuous manufacturing   solutions from laboratory evaluation systems to production scale turnkey systems.

    “A clear commitment in this acquisition is the joint competence and ability to create unique flow chemistry solutions and the desire to further advance market-leading manufacturing concepts,” said Dec Group, which will now combine the full set of unique skills and expertise required to offer process flow solutions from the raw materials handling, through synthesis and secondary manufacturing, to primary and secondary packaging.

    Revolutionizing processes 

    Dec Group Managing Director Frederic Dietrich said the acquisition supports its strategy of filling the gaps in continuous manufacturing solutions, with particular focus on innovation to provide further revolutionary improvements for process industries.

    “By welcoming AWL into the Dec group of companies, we will be offering unique and true value to the global chemical, pharmaceutical, food and other process industries, allowing us a transition into an even broader role and clear demonstration of leadership capabilities,” said Mr. Dietrich.

    AWL Managing Director Alastair Barton, commented:  “We are absolutely delighted to join forces with Dec Group, which opens a great opportunity to deliver enhanced capabilities to our customers in the UK and worldwide whilst offering Dec customers access to our core competence in advanced reaction and crystallization as well as continuous filtration and drying techniques.”

    About Dec Group

    Dec (Dietrich Engineering Consultants) Group is the leading global provider of contained powder handling systems and is recognized as a world-leading expert in process containment technologies. It has been supplying the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries for more than 35 years.

    The depth of Dec’s knowledge and their ability to develop innovative new technologies make them an invaluable partner for both multinationals and specialist organizations.

    With true worldwide coverage through subsidiaries in Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, USA, India, China, its recent acquisition of advanced containment and aseptic solution provider Extract Technology as well as agents covering more than 60 countries, the Dec Group provides its customers with global expertise and a reliable network for local support.

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    About Alconbury Weston Ltd

    Alconbury Weston Ltd ( AWL ) is at the forefront of the design, manufacture & supply of Continuous Processing Technologies & Systems.

    ​From its headquarters at Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, ​AWL designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of solutions relevant to continuous processing, including continuous filtration systems & dryers, oscillatory baffled reactors/crystallizers, laboratory heating and cooling equipment.

    AWL supplies systems, spare parts and services to clients across the life sciences, laboratory research, environmental analytics & commercial sectors including some of the world’s biggest pharma companies, like Roche, GSK, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

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