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Ovivo Acquires Westech Industrial (d.b.a. Varec Biogas)

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Press Release. Montreal, Canada, April 15, 2019

Ovivo Inc. (“Ovivo”), a global provider of water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Westech Industrial Inc., doing business as Varec Biogas (“Varec Biogas”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westech Industrial Ltd.

Headquartered in Stafford, Texas, Varec Biogas is a leader in the biogas market in North America. It designs, services and distributes the most complete line of biogas safety and handling equipment in the world, for municipal waste management and for various industrial applications. Over the past 50 years, Varec Biogas has built a well installed and established customer base, largely attributable to its expertise, products and brand.

Varec Biogas’ product line is complementary to Ovivo’s biosolids management and resource recovery offering. Varec Biogas will operate under the name Varec Biogas Inc., an Ovivo company.

“We are very excited to welcome the Varec Biogas team to Ovivo and we will benefit from their strong positioning and reputation in the biogas market,’’ says Marc Barbeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ovivo.

 “Varec Biogas complements nicely our biosolids product offering and we anticipate strong benefits for our customers by combining our expertise,’’ added Valere Morissette, Senior Vice President of Ovivo USA.

“My brother Jason and I are passing the torch to a strong and stable new owner and we are confident that Varec Biogas is in good hands with Ovivo, a strategic and resourceful water treatment company who will support its long term growth plan,” says Russell Lapp, former Chief Executive Officer of Varec Biogas and shareholder of Westech Industrial Ltd.

About Ovivo Inc.

Ovivo is a global provider of equipment, technology and systems producing among the purest water and treating some of the most challenging wastewater in the industry. Ovivo is a powerful global brand with renowned trademarks, possessing more than 150 years of expertise and references in water treatment, supported by its proprietary products, advanced technologies and extensive system integration knowhow. Ovivo delivers conventional to highly technological water treatment solutions for the industrial and municipal markets, and leverages its large installed base of equipment around the world to offer parts and services to its customers. Ovivo is dedicated to innovation in an industry that is in constant evolution and offers water treatment solutions that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Ovivo operates an integrated global platform in 15 countries, and employs close to 1,000 worldwide experts in water treatment. Ovivo is owned by German SKion Water GmbH, a global technology and solution provider as well as plant manufacturer, in both municipal and industrial water and wastewater technology. SKion Water is a subsidiary of German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten’s investment holding SKion GmbH. For more information, visit our website at www.ovivowater.com.

For more information about Varec, visit www.varec-biogas.com

For Information

Ovivo:

Marc Barbeau
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tel: + 1 514 2844238

 

Pierre-Marc Sarrazin
Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasury
Tel.: 514 284-7208
pierre-marc.sarrazin@ovivowater.com

by Rémi Bertrand
Water Treatment Specialist
Posted on April 15, 2019
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