Hach Company Acquires Belgian Manufacturer AppliTek

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Source: AppliTek NV

Loveland, Colorado -- Hach Company (hach.com) announced today its acquisition of AppliTek (applitek.com), a manufacturer of online analyzers and monitoring systems based in Nazareth, Belgium. The acquisition was conducted through Belgium-based affiliate Hach Lange N.V.

AppliTek is a leading designer and manufacturer of wet chemical and biological online analyzers. The company develops application-specific solutions for customers in a range of industries including municipal drinking water and wastewater, environmental protection and industrial segments such as chemical, mining, and power generation. AppliTek’s online analyzers and integrated systems help customers increase efficiency, meet compliance requirements and reduce costs.

“We are excited to add this respected leader in wet chemistry analysis to the Hach family,” said Kevin Klau, President of Hach. “AppliTek analyzers complement our existing portfolio and provide us a scalable platform from which we can drive future growth. I also want to welcome AppliTek’s knowledgeable and highly skilled associates to our team, and am confident you will feel welcome surrounded by Hach colleagues who share a passion for ensuring water quality for people around the world.”

AppliTek is headquartered in Belgium and serves customers in more than 120 countries through direct sales and distributors. Founded in 1985, the company has experienced rapid growth in recent years, with robust demand for its instruments that measure a broad range of wet chemistry parameters including Nutrients, Hardness, Alkalinity, Toxicity, ATP, TOC and many others. AppliTek’s long history of creating value-added solutions for industrial markets has established the company as a leader with deep understanding of customer applications.

“I am proud of what we have accomplished at AppliTek, starting with my father and mother in 1985, and continuing through this year,” said AppliTek President and CEO David Laurier. “I am thrilled to have AppliTek join Hach, as they are an ideal partner to help us scale globally and to continue to invest in our technology. This is a great opportunity for AppliTek employees to join an industry leader, as I’m confident Hach will build on the recent momentum for years to come.”

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