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    EnviroChemie strengthens position in pharma water treatment with Letzner acquisition

    news-releasesEnviroChemie GmbH
    October 7th 2020

    Rossdorf, Germany: Leading industrial water technology specialist EnviroChemie Group has consolidated its position as a leading provider of advanced water treatment solutions provider for the pharmaceutical industry with its acquisition of Letzner Pharmawasseraufbereitung (Letzner Pharma Water Treatment) GmbH.

    Letzner is a leading German provider of process water treatment plants for the pharmaceutical sector and bringing it into EnviroChemie Group expands the latter’s market presence and competence in process water treatment in the pharmaceutical industry, further strengthening its position as a leading provider of complete solutions in the field of ultrapure water and wastewater technology for the pharmaceutical industry.

    Strategic fit

    The acquisition thus fits with EnviroChemie’s long-term strategy, as part of SKion Water, to develop the growth market of water and wastewater technology for the pharmaceutical industry. Many well-known pharma companies around the world now turn first to EnviroChemie Group’s solutions and know-how.

    EnviroChemie Group provides solutions for wastewater treatment including the elimination of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and infectious substances. In addition, EnviroChemie Group offers process water treatment solutions such as ultrapure water and water for injection (WFI).

    EnviroFALK GmbH, the company within EnviroChemie Group, that provides solutions for process water technologies and services will take over 100% of the shares of Letzner Pharmawasseraufbereitung.

    Injectables specialist

    Based in Hückeswagen, near Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia, Letzner Pharmawasseraufbereitung provides consulting, design & engineering as well as manufacturing and maintenance services with a focus on sterile, nonpyrogenic, distilled water for injection and intravenous administration for the pharmaceutical industry.

    Letzner supplies customized and modular solutions with different qualities, components and technologies as required by the customers’ needs and demands, relevant  regulatory guidelines and the specifications of the feed water. Purified water, water for injection and pure steam are all produced in Letzner plants that comply with all relevant international standards and regulations.

    Group strength

    Thomas Rücker, Managing Director of Letzner Pharmawasseraufbereitung, said: “We are pleased to become part of a strong group with vast experience in industrial water and wastewater treatment. As part of the EnviroChemie Group, we are now able to access its international network of sales and service locations and further expand our customer base and increase our competitiveness. In addition, being part of EnviroChemie Group gives us the opportunity to expand our portfolio of products and services and also to offer our pharmaceutical customers complete solutions for process, ultrapure and wastewater treatment”.

    Dr. Jörg Krause, Managing Director of EnviroChemie Group, said: “The acquisition of Letzner is a further step to strengthen our engagement in process water treatment and the pharmaceutical market. We explicitly welcome Thomas Rücker and his team and look forward to excellent teamwork together with EnviroChemie Group. In addition, other SKion Water portfolio companies can provide additional market access for Letzner’s technology worldwide.”

    “All companies within EnviroChemie Group will benefit from this transaction”, says Peter Leyendecker, CEO of EnviroFALK. “The range of services offered by Letzner complements EnviroChemie Group’s existing solutions. We are very pleased that our existing expert know-how, will be significantly expanded by the distinct competence of the Letzner team in the pharmaceutical sector”.

    About EnviroChemie

    EnviroChemie GmbH has established a reputation for reliable and innovative technology for water and wastewater treatment, specializing in developing and implementing customized solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical industry and life sciences.

    This engineering company was founded in 1976 and offers a holistic range of “Made in Germany” branded products and services based on chemical-physical, biological and membrane filtration processes, whose pedigree relies on its long list of research achievements and patents.

    EnviroChemie adopts a partnership approach in which client specialized needs and characteristics form the basis for individual design, planning, engineering, building and commissioning of pharmaceutical wastewater treatment plants.

    With more than 30,000 plants sold worldwide, EnviroChemie can apply unrivalled experience to continuous development of innovative and reliable industrial water and wastewater technologies.

    EnviroChemie products are developed and supplied from three sites in Germany and Switzerland.

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    About Letzner Pharmawasseraufbereitung

    Letzner Pharmawasseraufbereitung GmbH, based in Hückeswagen, primarily serves the pharmaceutical industry and supplies pretreatment systems, reverse osmosis plants with EDI and multi-stage distillation plants, which are custom-made and adapted to the spatial conditions on site. In addition, Letzner provides CIP/SIP systems as well as storage and distribution systems.

    During 2019, Letzner generated revenues of almost 10 million Euros in and currently employs 70 people. Letzner has sales and service locations in Bremen, Gera and Stuttgart, as well as international sales and service locations in Switzerland and via locations of EnviroChemie Group and SKion Water.

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    About EnviroFALK

    Founded in 1989 and headquartered at Westerburg near Frankfurt-am-Main in the Rhineland Palatinate, , EnviroFALK GmbH specializes in process water treatment for various industries. EnviroFALK’s water treatment plants can be used to filter, demineralize, desalinate, soften, degas and disinfect water using technologies such as filtration, ion exchange with regeneration, and membrane technologies such as reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and electrodeionization.

    EnviroFALK has its own in-house plant engineering, high-quality piping and switch cabinet construction capabilities. The company employs some 200 people with German service locations at Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Oberndorf, Bielefeld, Cologne, and Pforzheim and international sales and service locations in Switzerland and via international locations of EnviroChemie Group and SKion Water.

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    About SKion Water

    SKion Water GmbH operates worldwide through its subsidiaries Ovivo, EnviroChemie, ELIQUO WATER GROUP, Ecopreneur, ADASA, and Matten as an industrial water and wastewater technology and solution provider, as well as a plant manufacturer, in both municipal and commercial applications. In addition, it invests in innovative water technology companies whose respective technologies fits with its existing overall portfolio.

    SKion Water is a subsidiary of German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten’s SKion GmbH investment holding group.

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