Aqua-Chem, Inc. Re-Energizes Pharmaceutical and Beverage Capabilities in 2012

Company offering new custom solutions, services, and capabilities for customers both domestically and internationally.


Knoxville, TN – Aqua-Chem, Inc. the leader in global water solutions, is re-energizing its pharmaceutical and beverage capabilities by offering new and enhanced custom solutions for its customers in 2012 both domestically and throughout the world. “Both pharmaceutical and beverage are strategic growth markets for us in 2012, and we plan to enhance our products, services, and capabilities and are committed to best serving our customers here in the States and abroad in 2012”, said President and CEO David Gensterblum.


Aqua-Chem produces high purity water for a full spectrum of pharmaceutical biotechnology and Water-For-Injection (WFI) applications. Additionally, Aqua-Chem provides solutions for producing pure clean steam for sterilization processes in laboratories, hospitals, manufacturing and related environments. Aqua-Chem’s custom solutions include Spray-Film® vapor compression and multiple effect distillation units to produce consistent, reliable, high-purity water for injection for IV solutions, cell culture growth, vaccines and other critical applications. Aqua-Chem also produces pure steam generators for pure steam applications. “As our technology advances we have enhanced capabilities to provide our customers exactly what suits their needs for a variety of applications”, said Gensterblum.


As the recognized world leader in the beverage market, the premier names in the industry use Aqua-Chem’s vapor compression, reverse osmosis and pretreatment equipment to produce distilled water or high purity drinking water with minerals added back to the distilled product. “Because we build all of our equipment in-house from design, engineering, and assembly, we have the ability to work with our customers directly to develop unique products for their specific use”, said Gensterblum.  “Because we are able to produce highly customized solutions for our customers, we feel perfectly poised to see solid growth in not only our Pharmaceutical and Beverage markets, but all the markets we serve”.


About Aqua-Chem

Founded in 1940, Aqua-Chem is a leading solutions provider in evaporation and reverse osmosis technologies and water pretreatment equipment, with a full array of engineering, manufacturing, installation, training and maintenance services. The company serves the needs of customers in the following major markets: offshore oil and gas, military, pharmaceutical/bio tech, beverage, commercial marine and micro-utilities/land based. Aqua-Chem participates in the water, power and waste treatment and offshore water & fluid handling markets through its Matrix and Specific Equipment divisions and in the industrial water treatment market through Aqua-Chem Industrial Division. Based in Knoxville, TN, Aqua-Chem sells its products in more than 100 countries around the world.

Aqua-Chem is a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners, Inc., an investment firm specializing in middle market manufacturing companies based in the U.S.

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