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A-Gas acquires refrigerant destruction company

UK/AUSTRALIA: Refrigerant supplier, recycler and reclaimer A-Gas has acquired Salience Solutions Pty, an Australian company offering plasma arc refrigerant destruction technology. 

Established in 2015 and based in Melbourne, Salience Solutions owns, designs and manufactures the PyroPlas plasma arc technology process which is used for the destruction of high risk hazardous wastes including fluorocarbon refrigerants.

Describing the acquisition as “an exciting addition” to its global business, A-Gas Group CEO Jack Govers said: “It marks a further step in our commitment to effective product stewardship and lifecycle management. With the addition of PyroPlas we are proud to offer the most complete refrigerant management capability in the world.”

A-Gas has previously worked with the founders of Salience Solutions, acquiring technology and expertise from them in the past to build A-Gas’ destruction facilities in the USA.

Vivek Nair and Neville Taylor, the co-founders of Salience Solutions, will be joining the A-Gas team following the acquisition. 

“We are pleased to be able to bring this team and technology into A-Gas so that we can offer similar end of life services to all our customers on a global basis going forwards,” said A-Gas Group commercial director Ken Logan.

This is the seventh integral acquisition by A-Gas since the investment by private equity firm, KKR. In 2017, A-Gas acquired the Netherlands-based reclamation business, BTC, followed by Diversified Pure Chem in the USA and Arthur Friedrichs Kältemittel in Germany in 2018. More recently A-Gas acquired Singapore-based VEMAC Services in 2019; and H3R Clean Agents in the US and the former Safety Hi Tech reclamation facility in Italy this year.

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