Derwent Water is acquired to become the industrial division of the Envirogen Water Technologies Group

June 26th 2013, UK – Today, the water treatment and filtration specialist, Envirogen Water Technologies announces that it has acquired the assets of Derwent Water Services and Derwent Water Systems. This latest acquisition substantially enhances Envirogen’s presence in the UK industrial water treatment and filtration market.

Derwent Water has established itself as a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality water treatment plant, ranging from basic water softeners and reverse osmosis equipment to customer specified complex water treatment solutions. Like Envirogen’s other brand divisions, success at Derwent is due to its flexibility in tailoring its quality products to meet customer requirements and budget.

The Envirogen Group already has Puresep Technologies and Environmental Water Systems (UK) as part of the European Group, alongside Envirogen Technologies Inc in The States. Bringing together these leading water treatment and process filtration organisations means the Envirogen technology and service business model can be broadened and strengthened to target a wider market and to continue to bring to the market place; flexible, efficient and cost effective solutions in a time of tightening budgets and increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Like the other divisions, the Derwent Water brand will continue to have a presence under the parent company and legal entity Envirogen Water Technologies.

The Derwent division will be headed up by the thoroughly experienced Envirogen Management team. CEO of European Operations, Vince Payne says “Derwent is a natural fit for Envirogen, both companies believe in developing long-term relationships with customers, focussing on delivering value through innovative technologies, solutions and service. This addition to the group substantially enhances our product offering into the industrial market, providing customers with best value, best choice and best quality in the industry” Vince Payne goes onto say: “This acquisition combines 21st Century technologies, an experienced team, a solid and broad customer mix, secure income and a robust platform for growth. We look forward to strengthening and consolidating Envirogen’s position in what is one of the most fragmented water markets in the world at a time when demand in the UK is surging as companies have to adhere to ever more strict environmental, economic and regulatory targets.”

Chris Watkins, Owner of Derwent says “This is a great next step for the Derwent Water brand and its customers, giving them access to a wider range of technology and solutions and to one of the largest and experienced in-house service teams in the UK. There is no question that the experience of the Envirogen Management team will ensure that Derwent is well placed to meet the current economic challenges to support our customers”

About the Envirogen Group

The Envirogen Group brings expertise and knowledge through specialist business divisions across the globe, specialising in key markets, applications or products. With offices and manufacturing facilities in the UK, Italy and USA, and regionally based team of engineers, Envirogen is well placed to respond to the needs of its customers.

Envirogen is the water business of Amplio group, an international operator focused on solar energy and water treatment.


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