Benchmark International has advised water technology expert, Veolia Water Technologies UK (VWT UK), on the acquisition of water and wastewater treatment specialist, Biochemica Water.
VWT UK provides the complete range of services required to design, deliver, maintain, and upgrade water and wastewater treatment facilities and systems for industrial clients and public authorities. By optimising both processes and monitoring, VWT UK helps clients reduce their water footprint whilst generating considerable savings in energy and chemical consumption.
Biochemica Water is a national water and wastewater treatment specialist. Its key service areas include Legionella control, monitoring and management services, wastewater treatment, boiler water treatment, cooling water treatment and chemical supply. The company’s unique Total Water Management approach – encompassing influent and effluent process requirements – accurately diagnoses water and wastewater operating issues and delivers the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions.
The move will see the organisation become one of the UK’s leading end-to-end suppliers to the municipal and industrial sectors – one of the few genuinely able to provide a complete technologies and services solution.
Additionally, the acquisition will give VWT UK’s customers access to an enhanced water treatment chemical offering and broader access to a more geographically accessible group of experienced technical and commercial experts.
Biochemica Water’s customers will also now benefit from access to VWT UK’s expertise in capital equipment technologies and its wider range of technical services, such as the AQUAVISTA™ digital platform, offering remote monitoring, data trending, document control and high speed reporting – giving customers the ability to optimise their plant performance and identify and resolve problems faster, reducing plant downtime.
Martyn Fisher, CEO at Veolia Water Technologies UK said: “We believe that Biochemica Water’s expertise in water treatment chemicals and its customer services culture is the ideal fit for VWT UK, allowing us to expand our current technologies offering and improve our geographical service to customers. Biochemica’s strong presence in industrial and municipal water markets, and local links with industry and the North-East community in particular, are qualities we intend to preserve. We are delighted to welcome the new employees and management team to the Veolia family and we look forward to working with them in building a market leading technical services organisation in water treatment chemicals.”
On behalf of everyone at Benchmark International, we would like to wish both parties every success for the future.
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