Siemens buys Monosep Corp., Altivia's odor control and disinfection business
The two acquisitions give Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) more water treatment systems for the oil and gas industry worldwide as well as sales and applications in odor control and disinfection markets in North America. With combined revenues of almost $50 million and 82 employees, both businesses will be integrated into the Water Technologies division of I&S, based in Warrendale, PA...
ERLANGEN, Germany, Jan. 20, 2006 -- With the acquisition of the U.S. company Monosep Corp., of Lafayette, LA, and the odor control and disinfection businesses from Altivia Corp., of Houston, TX, the Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is expanding its business with water treatment systems for the oil and gas industry worldwide as well as with sales and applications in the odor control and disinfection market in North America. With combined revenues of almost $50 million and 82 employees, both businesses will be integrated into the Water Technologies division of I&S, based in Warrendale, PA.
"The acquisition of Monosep represents a cornerstone for our national and international growth with water treatment technology and services for the oil and gas industry," said Dr. Roger Radke, head of the Siemens Water Technologies division. "The integration of Altivia's specialized business with sales and applications of wastewater odor and corrosion control and disinfection will further increase Siemens' Number 1 position in these domestic markets." Terms of both acquisitions will not be disclosed.
After the purchase and integration of the USFilter Corp. in August 2004, Siemens became one of the world's leading suppliers of industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment systems and services. Monosep's cutting-edge technology will allow Siemens Water Technologies to expand its portfolio in the oil and gas sector, "where we expect synergies with other Siemens activities in this business," said Radke. Monosep has installed more than 600 produced water treatment systems in 23 countries with a total daily treatment capacity of 4.81 million barrels per day. In addition, the company Monosep is one of the leading providers of water process and separation technology equipment and services, reverse-osmosis systems, and flowback services worldwide. "Increasing requirements for minimizing the environmental impact of produced water continue to enhance this segment of wastewater treatment," said Radke.
The acquisition of Altivia's wastewater odor and corrosion control and disinfection activities creates a larger business base in North America for Siemens Water Technologies. The businesses acquired include service contracts for more than 300 water and wastewater customers, technical and service personnel, patented technologies, and manufacturing expertise for chlorine dioxide generators utilized in water disinfection. The acquisition will not include Altivia's commodity chemicals or web-based global telemetry services. With production facilities in Houston and St. Gabriel, La., Altivia Corporation is the largest supplier of chemical products and services to the municipal water treatment industry in North America, servicing over 500 municipalities and treating in excess of 5 billion gallons of water per day. The company's product line includes sodium hypochlorite, chlorine and a full range of aluminum-based technologies, polymers and specialty coagulants for water disinfectio n and clarification. The new activities will join Siemens' other odor control and disinfection businesses, which include the Davis Process, RJ Environmental, and Wallace & Tiernan product lines.
Siemens Water Technologies delivers cost-effective, reliable water and wastewater treatment systems and services to municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional customers worldwide. The division "Water Technologies" is part of Siemens' Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) which is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses the electrical and technical products of other Siemens Groups in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2005, I&S employed a total of 31,700 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 5.390 billion [US$6.54 billion]. Visit company websites at www.usfilter.com, and www.siemens.com/water.
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