07 December 2021
A-Gas has acquired the entire business and intellectual property of Australian company Salience Solutions. The acquisition adds to A-Gas’ existing in-house refrigerant 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 Melbourne-based Salience Solutions, will be joining the A-Gas team following the acquisition. 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.”