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A-Gas Expands Environmental Services Capability with the Acquisition of Salience Solutions

A destruction unit with the PyroPlas sign on it

A-Gas, the world leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated services, has acquired the entire business and intellectual property of Salience Solutions Pty Ltd. This acquisition adds to A-Gas’ existing in-house destruction capability through the purchase of PyroPlas® plasma arc destruction technology for fluorocarbon and non-fluorocarbon applications.

A-Gas Group Chief Executive Officer Jack Govers said: “This is an exciting addition to our global business; it marks a further step in our commitment to effective product stewardship and lifecycle management. With the addition of PyroPlas® we are proud to offer the most complete refrigerant management capability in the world.”

Ken Logan, A-Gas Group Commercial Director, said: “A-Gas has enjoyed a good working relationship with the founders of Salience Solutions having acquired technology and expertise from them in the past to build our destruction capability in the USA. 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 forwards.”

Vivek Nair and Neville Taylor, the Co-Founders of Salience Solutions based in Melbourne, Australia, will be joining the A-Gas team following the acquisition. Vivek Nair said: “Neville and I are delighted to join A-Gas and become part of their global team. 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.”

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, H3R Clean Agents in the US and the former Safety Hi Tech reclamation facility in Italy this year.