Clariant Acquires Swedish De-icing Specialist Aerochem AB
- Further expands its position in the de-icing business
- Provides excellent market access to the Nordic aviation industry
- Acquisition complements Clariant’s sustainability strategy
Since 2008, Aerochem has been Clariant’s exclusive partner for selling aircraft de-icing fluids (ADF) to customers in the Nordic market, amongst them the airports of Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The company offers its customers a total service concept from manufacturing to on-time deliveries.
Clariant’s BU ICS has a leading position in the aviation industry in Europe and North America serving airports via airlines, ground handling companies and airport operators responsible for aircraft and runway de-icing operations. "The acquisition is in line with our growth and sustainability strategy", said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO of Clariant. "Aerochem offers access to the attractive de-icing markets in the Nordics and provides an excellent platform for our activities in recycling of aircraft de-icing fluids in Europe."
Michael Willome, Head of BU ICS, said: "This acquisition puts our aviation business in a position to move one step forward in the value chain in the Nordics and to enhance our position in this sector with direct market access to our local customers."