Clariant takes over Aerochem in aircraft de-icing fluids market


26 January 2015

Clariant, a leader in specialty chemicals, has announced that its Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (BU ICS) has completed the acquisition of Stockholm, Sweden-based de-icing specialist, Aerochem AB. Centrally located within the Nordic region, Aerochem has a leading market position in supplying de-icing fluids to the aviation and railway industries in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Since 2008, Aerochem has been Clariant’s exclusive partner for selling aircraft de-icing fluids 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. “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.”

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