Neptune-Benson Inc, a portfolio company of U.S. private equity firm Audax Group, has acquired Sonitec Vortisand Inc, a Montréal-based manufacturer of submicron automatic sand filtration products serving the industrial process water treatment market. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Neptune-Benson, a supplier to aquatics, industrial and municipal markets, said the acquisition will expand its products portfolio. Headquartered in Coventry, Rhode Island, the company received an equity investment from Audax in August 2011.
Neptune Benson announces the acquisition of Sonitec Vortisand Inc.
Sonitec’s industry leading cross-flow microsand filtration technology will expand Neptune’s portfolio of innovative filtration and UV disinfection products into high growth industrial process markets.
Coventry, RI April 9, 2015 Neptune Benson, a leading supplier of engineered products serving the aquatics, industrial and municipal markets, announces the acquisition of Sonitec Vortisand Inc. Founded in 1986 and based in Montreal, Canada, Sonitec engineers and manufactures submicron automatic sand filtration products serving the industrial process water treatment market. Sonitec’s patented H2Flow filter is uniquely positioned to solve filtration challenges on applications with higher flow rates while substantially reducing equipment footprint and providing significant water savings vs. traditional filters. With over 2,500 installations worldwide, Sonitec is well positioned to solve demanding filtration challenges across the globe.
Commenting on the acquisition Kenneth Rodi, CEO of Neptune Benson stated, “We are pleased to welcome Sonitec to Neptune Benson. The acquisition of Sonitec expands Neptune’s presence in the industrial process markets and compliments our ETS UV product line with many applications in industrial process water treatment. The addition of Sonitec fits well with our strategy”. Denis Deschenes and Maurice Piché, co–owners of Sonitec indicated, “The synergies with Neptune Benson’s sales network and the depth of Audax Group resources will accelerate the market penetration of Sonitec and provide the company with a strong base in the USA.”
Since 1956 Neptune Benson has been synonymous with water filtration and disinfection, serving the aquatics, industrial and municipal markets. Featuring award-winning brands such as the Defender® regenerative media filter, ETS-UV ultraviolet disinfection system and Legacy™ Sand Filters. With advanced technology and a wealth of experience, Neptune Benson has the expertise to provide effective and cost efficient solutions for a broad range of industry needs.
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