Von Roll moves into water market with BHU Umwelttechnik acquisition

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Headquartered in Bietigheim-Bissigen, Germany, BHU Umwelttechnik GmbH serves both the industrial and public water markets, providing process engineering and project management from consulting through to turnkey implementation. BHU Umwelttechnik GmbH also licenses some of its processes in a number of countries. The company employs 22 employees and generated sales of around CHF12 million in 2009.

Von Roll, which specialises in products and systems for power generation, transmission and distribution, will create a new business segment - Von Roll Water.

“With the acquisition of BHU Umwelttechnik GmbH, we are taking our first step into the strategically important market for water and wastewater treatment,” said Thomas Limberger, CEO and president of Von Roll Holding AG. “This market plays an important role globally and is a new strategically important pillar for our company, one that we will continue to invest in.”

BHU Umwelttechnik GmbH CEOs Reinhold Brenner and Dr Conrad Hubele will remain with the company.

“As part of a leading global company, we will enjoy countless opportunities for growth,” said Dr Conrad Hubele, CEO of BHU Umwelttechnik GmbH. “The financial opportunities offered by Von Roll and the global sales and customer network in particular will give us access to major projects, new technologies, and other markets. In the future, we will be able to grow more quickly and to enter new international markets.”