Tyco Flow Control acquires Australian company with patented wet and dry pumping technologyNovember 17, 2010
Tyco Flow Control announced today that it has acquired the assets of Supavac, an Australian manufacturer of air driven slurry management systems. Based in New Jersey, Tyco Flow Control is a global manufacturer and marketer of valves and controls, water and environmental systems, and thermal control solutions to industries including oil and gas, power, water, mining, chemical, food & beverage, and construction.
Supavac’s unique technology for oil and gas, mining and process industries complements and broadens Tyco Flow Control’s product portfolio, according to a Tyco news release.
The company has developed a comprehensive range of vacuum loading solids pumps, unique air transfer concepts and slurry dewatering systems. Supavac has designed a patented technology that can pump both wet and dry solids – a capability few global pump manufacturers possess, the news release reports.
Its products are used for a variety of applications in the oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, mining, water and commercial construction industries. Supavac customers include some of the world’s largest oil and mining companies. Most recently, their equipment was used in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean-up efforts.
“The newly acquired technologies are an important addition to the solutions we offer to our customers,” said Patrick Decker, president of Tyco Flow Control. “The expanded product suite will provide valuable capabilities to the mining, water and process industries as they access and deliver essential resources, even in the most demanding conditions.”
“Tyco Flow Control’s global footprint and long-standing relationships with customers will dramatically increase Supavac’s growth potential,” said Mark Krohn, managing director, Supavac. “In addition, the water and environmental management segments that require Supavac’s technology are fast-growing; merging with Tyco Flow Control’s resources and capital will help us better serve both existing and new customers.”