Ovivo Inc., a global provider of water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems, has. bought of Wastech Controls & Engineering, LLC.
Founded in 1987 by Paul Nicolas and located in Chatsworth, California, Wastech offers facility equipment design and manufacturing, after-sale support and automation solutions in the areas of chemical handling, water and wastewater treatment.
With over 1,500 installed systems, Wastech has specialized in turn-key packaged systems for industrial wastewater treatment applications for numerous industrial markets, including biotech, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, microelectronics and metal.
Ovivo operates in 18 countries and employs more than 1,100 worldwide experts in water treatment. In Canada it is headquartered in Montreal, and operates as Ovivo and Filterboxx Inc.
Ovivo is owned by German SKion Water GmbH, a global technology and solution provider as well as plant manufacturer, in both municipal and industrial water and wastewater technology.
The integration of Wastech will enhance Ovivo’s systems offering in the U.S. electronics market, as well as create cross-selling opportunities in other markets through Wastech’s client base.
“Wastech’s recognized line of products, engineering excellence, diversified client base and strong entrepreneurial history will fit very well under Ovivo,” said Marc Barbeau, president and CEO of Ovivo.
“One of our key long-term objectives is to grow our presence in industrial water and wastewater markets in North America. We intend to leverage Wastech’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities and its customer relations in growing markets such as biopharma and food & beverage. We will provide Wastech with access to our technologies, international platform and resources to accelerate its growth as part of Ovivo. “
As part of Ovivo, Wastech will operate under its own brand name and will continue be led by Paul Nicolas as president and Serge Saatejian as vice-president.
“As founder and proud team member of Wastech, it was crucial for me to find the next best owner for the company. I am very proud of the strong reputation we have built at Wastech over the years as a reliable wastewater solutions provider to our customers and I am delighted to continue this journey as part of the Ovivo family for the next chapter in the history of the company,” said Paul Nicolas, founder, former owner and president of Wastech.