EnviroChemie completes acquisition of leading Nordic bath and water treatment solutions provider Processing
Press Release | EnviroChemie GmbH
APRIL 25, 2019
First announced in January, the merger will bring together Europe’s leading water treatment technology provider with the Nordic region’s leading provider of water treatment plants for the bath and spa sector as well as water treatment solutions for commercial and industrial customers.
Water treatment synergies
EnviroChemie, which is part of SKion’s water portfolio, supplies advanced water and wastewater treatment plants and services for clients in the industrial and commercial sectors. It has established an excellent reputation for reliable and innovative technology in the water and wastewater treatment sector, by developing and implementing both standardized, modular and customized on-site treatment solutions for customers in a broad range of industrial and commercial markets.
Processing AB, based in Kungsbacka, near Göteborg, is the leading supplier of water purification technologies for public swimming pools in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. In addition. Processing also serves industrial customers, which is a business segment the company plans to extend further in collaboration with EnviroChemie.
EnviroChemie GmbH Managing Director Dr. Jörg Krause commented: “The acquisition of Processing is an exciting development for both companies. EnviroChemie continues its successful growth path as a leading supplier for industrial water treatment solutions and services. Together with Processing, we will have access to a new geography and industry segment, especially due to Processing’s leading position in the pool and spa sector. In collaboration with EnviroChemie, Processing will also have the opportunity to further grow its industrial water and wastewater business while maintaining its strong position in the public swimming pool sector. We look forward to the entire Processing team joining EnviroChemie group.”
Per Martin, President and CEO of Processing AB, said: “We wanted a strong partner to support us in growing our industrial water treatment business in the Nordic region. Becoming part of EnviroChemie will allow us to do so much faster while maintaining our strong market position in the public swimming pool sector. EnviroChemie offers unrivalled expertise in industrial process and wastewater treatment solutions as well as the delivery of water treatment chemicals such as anti-scalants and ion exchange resin regeneration services.”
Dr. Reinhard Hübner, Investment Manager SKion GmbH said: “We explicitly welcome the acquisition of Processing by EnviroChemie. Processing is well known and established in the Nordic countries. The combination of Processing and EnviroChemie significantly strengthens our position in the European water market.”
About EnviroChemie GmbH
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.
Further information at: www.envirochemie.com.
About Processing AB
With more than 40 years of experience, Processing is the leading provider for the perfect water experience in the Nordic region. It provides comprehensive water treatment solutions for public swimming pools and spas and also serves industrial and commercial customers. Processing is headquartered in Sweden and has subsidiaries in Denmark, Finland and Norway.
Founded in 1971, the company numbered more than 100 employees in 2018.
It is headquartered at Kungsbacka near Göteborg, Sweden, with operations located in Norway, Denmark in Finland.
Further information at: www.processingwater.com.
About SKion GmbH
EnviroChemie’s holding company, SKion GmbH, is a German-based nvestment company headquartered in Bad Homburg and owned by German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten. SKion’s portfolio includes companies such as Altana, SGL Carbon, Nordex, Avista Oil and Gemalto. In the water sector, in addition to EnviroChemie, SKion’s water portfolio includes Eliquo Water Group which encompasses SKion’s European municipal water activities and Ovivo which is a global provider of process and wastewater treatment solutions for the energy and electronics sectors. Ovivo also serves the municipal water market in North America.
Further information at: www.skion.de.
Jutta Quaiser, Press & PR Manager, EnviroChemie GmbH
Tel: +49 (0) 6154 6998 72
Anders Widing, Marketing Manager, Processing AB
Tel: +46 0703 190 405