German water brand EnviroChemie has taken control leading UK effluent treatment firm Clearfleau.
The acquisition provides it with a substantial foothold in the UK industrial market. Clearfleau is a provider of on-site waste to energy plants for the food and drink sector.
Its on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) based plants enable companies in the sector to treat their effluent and generate biogas, reducing overall energy use and cutting carbon emissions while converting liquid residues into bio-energy and clean water.
EnviroChemie GmbH is part of parent company SKion GmbH’s water portfolio. It supplies advanced water and wastewater treatment plants for clients in the industrial and commercial sectors.
Clearfleau will be able to supply its technology in our markets and they will also support us in the development of sales in the UK
Dr Jörg Krause, MD, EnviroChemie
Clearfleau chief executive Craig Chapman said the move would boost his firm’s ability to sell its products internationally.
“We wanted a strong partner to help us develop the industrial effluent treatment and biogas market outside the UK.
“This collaboration with EnviroChemie offers considerable growth potential for the combined business in the UK and the global market, as more businesses seek a circular economy solution which exploits the energy value in process residues currently being discarded on many factory sites.”
The purchase will provide the German company with an opportunity to develop technology and specialty chemical sales in the UK and enable Clearfleau to develop plants on industrial sites in Europe and elsewhere.
EnviroChemie managing director Dr Jörg Krause stated: “The acquisition of Clearfleau is an exciting development for both companies.
"We have identified great synergies with their industrial bio-energy focus, as Clearfleau will be able to supply its technology in our markets and they will also support us in the development of sales in the UK market.”