TULSA, Okla., Dec. 1, 2005 â€“ A John Zink Company, LLC affiliate has acquired Germany-based KEU GmbH, the companies announced Thursday. KEU, based in Krefeld, supplies thermal oxidizers and heat recovery systems for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
Terms of the sale between John Zink GmbH and KEU were not disclosed.
â€œThe addition of KEU to John Zink allows us to offer improved environmental solutions,â€ said Stephen Pirnat, president of John Zink Company, LLC. â€œJohn Zinkâ€™s state-of-the-art research and development resources, combined with KEUâ€™s extensive incineration technologies will enable us to augment the cutting-edge combustion and environmental systems we supply to our customers.â€
John Zink will market products that were developed by the individual companies.
â€œWith the acquisition of KEU, we gain a highly proficient, multi-disciplined team of professionals that will enhance John Zinkâ€™s capacity to design next-generation combustion technologies,â€ said Doug Harckham, vice president of European operations at John Zink.
John Zink will offer the Combustorâ„¢ waste gas combustion system, which destroys gaseous streams from chemical and pharmaceutical production processes; thermal oxidizers for gaseous and liquid residues; catalytic waste gas clean-up systems; recuperative systems; high temperature gas exchangers; and direct and indirect air heaters.