Aqua-Chem, Inc. to Open a New Manufacturing Facility in Huishan New City District, China

Jiangsu Province, China

Aqua-Chem. Inc. announced today the official signing to open a new manufacturing facility in the Wuxi Wind Power Technology Park, in Huishan New City District. This technology park is host to many state of the art high technology companies. The 6,181 square meters (66,531 square foot) building will serve as the regional site for manufactured thermal distillation water purification equipment.

"This new facility will expand our capability to provide unmatched customer support to the pharmaceutical industry in Asia," said David Gensterblum, Aqua-Chem.’s CEO. "Manufacturing in China is an attractive, growing and sustainable industry. Our investment here is another illustration of Aqua-Chem.’s commitment to customers and sustainable development in Asia. We now provide an unmatched combination of availability, cost, and regional support for our Asia-Pacific pharmaceutical customers."
Aqua-Chem.’s manufacturing operations will produce state of the art thermal distillation units, which are used in the pharmaceutical industry to provide high quality water for injection . Manufacturing in China supports Aqua-Chem.’s value proposition to deliver the highest quality water purification systems and support throughout the world, and provide the highest value at the lowest total operating cost.

"Aqua-Chem.’s position in Asia has been strengthened through our ownership by Crimson Investments," said David Keever, President of China Operations. "Thanks to their leadership, we are able to expand our footprint and product offerings in China. Ultimately, this facility will enable us to better support our customers by providing high quality, low operating cost water solutions for the pharmaceutical sector in the region. We will be a full service provider of new equipment, but also service and aftermarket parts”.

About Aqua-Chem.:
Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, Aqua-Chem. specializes in a full range of thermal and membrane water treatment technologies. These include vapor compression distillation, flash evaporation, reverse osmosis, membrane filtration, and ion exchange. The company has been working with the U.S. government since 1943; ensuring deployed troops have drinking water that is safe. Aqua-Chem. does business with over 100 global connections and has clients in industries including: offshore oil and gas, pharmaceutical, commercial marine, micro utility, beverage, and industrial water reuse. Aqua-Chem. is a portfolio company of Crimson Investments, Inc., an investment firm specializing in middle market manufacturing companies based in both the U.S. and internationally.

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