BakerCorp expands filtration operations with Kaselco acquisition

The new BakerCorp filtration systems will be able to treat water across a broad range of applications, including fracking, using patented technology.

Doug Herber, the former president of Kaselco, will join BakerCorp as its new vice president of Water Treatment Technologies, to help lead the expansion of BakerCorp’s water recycle and treatment business.

“The acquisition of Kaselco is strongly aligned with our filtration growth strategy. The acquisition brings the critical technical knowledge and experience to supplement BakerCorp's strong market presence in water treatment solution offerings,” explained Mehrzad Emanuel, BakerCorp’s vice president of Filtration. “These are exciting times for BakerCorp given the strong growth in both our traditional filtration business and in the new products and solutions. This acquisition serves as another key step in our continued efforts to expand our water service offerings.”

“This technology is another piece of the puzzle for Baker to help our oil and gas customers realise their goals of a closed loop water system that eliminates disposal of contaminated water into disposal wells. In addition, our new solution reduces their overall water cycle costs and risks related to sourcing, hauling, and disposal,” said Raymond Aronoff, executive vice president of Oil & Gas for BakerCorp.

BakerCorp, which is headquartered in Seal Beach, California, specialises in tank, pump, filtration and shoring equipment rentals, with operations in North America, Europe, Canada and Mexico. The company has a rental fleet of more than 20 000 units, including steel tanks, polyethylene tanks, roll-off boxes, pumps, pipes, hoses and fittings, filtration units, tank trailers, berms and trench shoring equipment.