Aqua-Chem Extends Reach in China With New Factory

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Aqua-Chem, Inc., will be opening a new manufacturing facility in Wuxi, China, at the Wuxi Wind Power Technology Park.

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Aqua-Chem, Inc., is a worldwide leader in manufacturing water purification systems.

"This new facility will expand our capability to provide unmatched customer support to the pharmaceutical industry in Asia," said Aqua-Chem CEO David Gensterblum.

Aqua-Chem, Inc., officially announced the future opening of a new manufacturing facility in Wuxi, China, at the Wuxi Wind Power Technology Park. This technology park hosts state-of-the-art technology companies. The 6,181–square-meters (66,531–square-foot) building will serve as the regional site for manufactured thermal distillation water purification equipment.

"This new facility will expand our capability to provide unmatched customer support to the pharmaceutical industry in Asia," said Aqua-Chem CEO David Gensterblum. "Manufacturing in China is an attractive, growing and sustainable industry. Our investment here is another illustration of Aqua-Chem’s commitment to customers and sustainable development in Asia. We now provide an unmatched combination of availability, cost and regional support for our Asia-Pacific pharmaceutical customers."

Aqua-Chem’s manufacturing operations will produce state-of-the-art thermal distillation units, which are used in the pharmaceutical industry to provide high quality water for injection.

"Aqua-Chem’s position in Asia has been strengthened through our ownership by Crimson Investments," said David Keever, President of Aqua-Chem’s China Operations. "Thanks to their leadership, we are able to expand our footprint and product offerings in China. Ultimately, this facility will enable us to better support our customers by providing high quality, low operating cost water solutions for the pharmaceutical sector in the region. We will be a full service provider of new equipment, but also service and aftermarket parts.”

About Aqua-Chem, Inc.: Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Aqua-Chem specializes in a full range of thermal and membrane water treatment technologies. These include vapor compression distillation, flash evaporation, reverse osmosis, membrane filtration, and ion exchange. The company has been working with the United States government since 1943, ensuring deployed troops have safe drinking water. Aqua-Chem conducts business with over 100 global companies in various industries, including offshore oil and gas, pharmaceutical, commercial marine, micro-utility, beverage and industrial water reuse. Aqua-Chem is a portfolio company of Crimson Investments, Inc., an investment firm specializing in middle market manufacturing companies based in the United States and international countries.

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