International technology Group ANDRITZ has acquired the Swedish company KEMPULP, a specialist provider of process technologies for the chemical pulping industry.
The company designs and markets technologies used in chemical pulping, including pulp washing, oxygen delignification and bleaching technologies.
The acquisition includes all of KEMPULP’s intellectual property rights, technical expertise, tools, systems and inventory. The company supplies process solutions, equipment, upgrades, parts and services that complement ANDRITZ’s existing offering for pulp producers.
KEMPULP has a number of well-known products and technologies in its portfolio, including the COMPACT PRESS®, DualOx®, DualOmix®, DualSmix®, DUFLO®pump, DualD™, DualDmix®, DualZmix®, DUFLO®pump, and DynaDisc™.
Joachim Schönbeck, Executive Board member of ANDRITZ AG and responsible for Pulp & Paper Capital Systems says: “KEMPULP’s products and process technologies will continue to be a strong player on the market, providing solutions that complement the ANDRITZ technologies and equipment for specific chemical pulping processes – both for new plants and upgrades to existing installations. As a result, KEMPULP’s process technologies and products will enable ANDRITZ to offer optimized solutions to the benefit of its customers.”
The KEMPULP organization will be fully integrated into the ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper organization. KEMPULP is located in Karlstad, Sweden and has approximately 30 employees.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, board, and tissue. The technologies cover processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; recovery and reuse of chemicals; preparation of paper machine furnish; production of paper, board, and tissue; sizing, calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam and recovery boilers for power production, gasification and flue gas cleaning plants, systems and plants for the production of nonwovens and absorbent hygiene products, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.