Saur completes its acquisition of Mobile Water Services and strengthens its Water Industrial Solutions business for the long term
In finalizing its acquisition of Veolia's European Mobile Water Services division, Saur Group has taken a decisive step to assert its status as the high value-added partner for industrial water users. With the most comprehensive portfolio of solutions available anywhere in the market, Saur is now uniquely positioned in every high value-added market for industrial water services.
Earlier today, Saur announced that it has finalized the Group’s acquisition of Veolia’s European Mobile Water Services division on the basis of the anti-trust commitments made by Veolia to the European Commission.
The former Mobile Water Services will now become Saur Group’s Mobile Water Solutions division, one of Europe’s leading providers of mobile water services. The combined and modern MWS fleet boasts an asset base of around 500 mobile units, employs more than 80 people in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Spain, Portugal, Poland and Sweden, and serves a wide range of industrial applications. MWS customers will have access to the most advanced water and wastewater treatment, including biogas, energy and resource recovery technologies available, as well as the services of Saur Group's Industrial Water Services division.
The acquisition has been made following the conditions announced on May 9th this year, after consultation with Veolia employee representative bodies and receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals.
A transaction that consolidates the Saur Group Industrial Water division, and equips it to conquer new markets.
The Mobile Water Solutions division is now the global mobile water services platform of Industrial Water Services of Saur. This major acquisition gives the Group the capability needed to support a broad spectrum of industrial users during emergency, planned and multi-year services. MWS will provide our customers with a reliable source of high-quality treated water delivered by mobile units to maintain their critical business and production operations.
This transaction completes what has been a breakthrough year for the Group, following its acquisition of several market leading companies:
In May, the US company Aqua-Chem became Saur's North American industrial water services platform offering a portfolio of advanced water purification and process water treatment solutions with a uniquely impressive list of pharmaceutical, beverage and defense industry customers.
In April, the Group also acquired Flootech in Finland, a leading provider of advanced water treatment technologies, process water solutions and services serving industries like paper & pulp, power and minerals around the globe and providing a strong foothold in Scandinavia.
In March, the acquisition of Sodai, an Italian leader in industrial water operations and maintenance for the energy and transportation industries, complemented the range of services offered by Unidro, the global specialist in the supply of process water treatment and industrial wastewater treatment and reuse technologies, to create an Italian powerhouse for the industrial water supply and wastewater sector.
Lastly, at the start of 2022 two innovative Dutch companies were acquired; PWNT a leading provider of drinking water solutions and Byosis, specialist in nitrogen stripping and recovery strengthening the innovation and technology portfolio for the purification of drinking water and resource recovery.
Patrick Blethon is Executive Chairman of Saur Group: “Our acquisition of Mobile Water Services further consolidates the Saur Group portfolio of innovative and sustainable solutions designed to help industrial companies meet the challenges of tomorrow. Saur now has one of the most extensive industrial water management portfolios in the world. We see that as proof positive that our Group is now accelerating towards achieving its goal of being the champion of the water transition by 2030.”
Menno Holterman is CEO of Nijhuis Saur Industries: “By combining the strengths of Industrial Water Solutions's existing mobile wastewater treatment fleet with the experience of the newly rebranded Mobile Water Solutions, we can now offer our industrial customers an expanded and innovative mobile fleet that boosts their ability to forecast and plan for the quantity and quality of water available from water resources.”