MONTREAL – Ovivo Inc., which provides water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems, has acquired Westech Industrial Inc., doing business as Varec Biogas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westech Industrial Ltd.
Based in Stafford, Texas, and Huntington Beach, California, Varec Biogas designs, services and distributes the most complete line of biogas safety and handling equipment in the world, for municipal waste management and for various industrial applications. Over the past 50 years, Varec Biogas has built a well-established customer base, largely attributable to its expertise, products and brand.
Varec Biogas’ product line is complementary to Ovivo’s biosolids management and resource recovery offering. Varec Biogas will operate under the name Varec Biogas Inc., an Ovivo company.
“We are very excited to welcome the Varec Biogas team to Ovivo and we will benefit from their strong positioning and reputation in the biogas market,” says Marc Barbeau, president and CEO of Ovivo.
“Varec Biogas complements nicely our biosolids product offering and we anticipate strong benefits for our customers by combining our expertise,” added Valere Morissette, senior vice-president of Ovivo USA.
“My brother Jason and I are passing the torch to a strong and stable new owner and we are confident that Varec Biogas is in good hands with Ovivo, a strategic and resourceful water treatment company who will support its long term growth plan,” says Russell Lapp, former CEO of Varec Biogas and shareholder of Westech Industrial Ltd.
Ovivo delivers conventional to highly technological water treatment solutions for the industrial and municipal markets, and leverages its large installed base of equipment around the world to offer parts and services to its customers.