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Chemetall takes over Australian Licensee for Ardrox® aircraft maintenance products

Effective January 1st, 2004, speciality chemicals supplier Chemetall, based in Germany, has acquired Surechem Industries Pty Ltd., located in Sydney, Australia. Both companies have worked together for many years in the field of aircraft maintenance chemicals, with Surechem manufacturing and marketing the ARDROX® product range in Australia and New Zealand under license from Chemetall.

The acquisition consolidates Chemetall’s position as a major supplier to the aerospace industry in the Asia Pacific region. Surechem enjoys an excellent reputation in the Australasian aerospace industry and following many years of experience has developed a well established customer base.

As part of the Chemetall organisation, Surechem will continue to operate as a legal entity. The company will represent the Aerospace Technologies Business Unit of Chemetall (Australasia) Pty Ltd., retaining its specialised manufacturing site and laboratory. Along with the ARDROX® range, the Aerospace Technologies Business Unit will also supply NAFTOSEAL® and Oakite® products to service the Australasian aerospace industry in the fields of engine overhaul, airframe maintenance and non-destructive testing (NDT).

“The integration of Surechem into the Chemetall group paves the way for closer coordination and will improve our market representation. In turn it will enhance our value to customers and shareholders alike”, comments Grant Cruickshank, Managing Director of Chemetall (Australasia) Pty Ltd

Contact: Grant Cruickshank
Phone: +61 3 9729 6253
Mail: gcruickshank@chemetall.com.au

Further Contact: Guido Kruppa
Phone: +49 69 7165 2030
Mail: publicrelations@chemetall.com