A-Gas has strengthened its environmental services capability with the acquisition of Melbourne-based Salience Solutions Pty Ltd.

A-Gas is a leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated services and this acquisition adds to the company’s existing in-house destruction capability through the purchase of PyroPlas plasma arc destruction technology for fluorocarbon and non-fluorocarbon applications.

A-Gas Group CEO, Jack Govers said Salience is an exciting addition to the company’s global business and with the addition of PyroPlas A-Gas can offer the most complete refrigerant management capability in the world.

A-Gas Group commercial director, Ken Logan, said A-Gas has an established working relationship with the founders of Salience Solutions.

“A-Gas has acquired technology and expertise from them in the past to build our destruction capability in the United States,” he said.

“This has also allowed us to build a successful carbon offset business in the region through destroying ozone depleting substances.

“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 forward.”

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

“A-Gas has a rich history of developing recovery and reclamation technology which is market leading so we see their business as a great home for our proprietary and recognised plasma arc destruction equipment. We really look forward to continuing to develop the product and opportunities for destruction of all wastes on a global basis,” Nair said.

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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