Industrial wastewater solutions provider ALAR acquired by Ovio

Ovivo, a provider of water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems, has acquired Alar Engineering, Alar Chemical Sales, and Alar Leasing (together called ALAR), for an undisclosed price.

ALAR, which is based in Illinois,  is a manufacturer of wastewater treatment systems. The company provides pre-treatment and filter aid chemical products along with parts, services, and leasing of equipment to its clients.

Founded in 1970, the industrial wastewater solutions provider is claimed to have thousands of installations across the world. ALAR focuses primarily on applications for industrial niche markets like food and beverage, paint and coatings, metal, concrete, flexo ink, and fat and grease.

Hiren Trivedi – Senior Vice President of Ovivo USA said: “ALAR’s product line of dewatering equipment for industrial applications are very complementary to Ovivo’s current offering and have great potential to flourish under the Ovivo umbrella. We are also delighted to add a chemical offering to our business and extend our service network with a Central US presence near Chicago.”

ALAR, as part of Ovivo, will operate under the brand Alar Water Treatment with its current national sales manager Steve Gorski to lead the business unit as general manager.

Marc Barbeau – President and CEO of Ovivo said: “We are very excited to welcome the ALAR team to the Ovivo family. ALAR is a company with a long entrepreneurial history that fits well with Ovivo’s culture. One of our key long-term objectives is to develop a strong presence in targeted industrial water and wastewater markets in North America and ALAR is a great addition towards this strategic goal.

“We will significantly benefit from ALAR’s strong positioning, products and reputation in several industrial niches. We will provide ALAR with access to the necessary resources, technologies and expertise in order to accelerate its growth and fulfill its full potential as part of Ovivo.”

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