Chemetall acquires Artech Technologies
Effective November 16th 2010, Chemetall (Australasia) Pty Ltd has acquired the assets of Artech Technologies Pty Ltd, a specialty chemical company based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Artech Technologies is a specialized supplier of high-quality metal working fluids and surface treatment technologies. Established in 2002 as a privately owned company, Artech Technologies´ customers are mainly located in Australia and New Zealand.
With the acquisition, Chemetall further strengthens its presence in the Australasia and South East Asia region and enlarges its product range for the metal working and surface treatment industry.
Chemetall, a division of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC), is a leading global supplier of special chemicals with a focus on processes for the surface treatment of metals and plastics, as well as selected areas of fine chemicals, including lithium and cesium. Chemetall is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and comprises about 40 companies worldwide. With 2,750 employees, the Group achieved sales of about € 714 million (in 2009). More at www.chemetall.com.
Contact: Sandra Zirm
Global Marketing Communications Manager Surface Treatment