Austria-headed international technology group Andritz AG has announced that it has acquired KEMPULP Sweden AB (KEMPULP), a Swedish specialist provider of process technologies for the chemical pulping industry. KEMPULP designs and markets technologies used in chemical pulping, including pulp washing, oxygen delignification, and bleaching technologies.
According to a statement, the acquisition, the value of which has not been disclosed, includes all of KEMPULP’s intellectual property rights, technical expertise, tools, systems, and inventory.
The company supplies process solutions, equipment, upgrades, parts, and services that complement ANDRITZ Group’s existing offering for pulp producers and has a number of well-known products and technologies in its portfolio, including the COMPACT PRESS, DualOx, DualOmix, DualSmix, DUFLOpump, DualD, DualDmix, DualZmix, DUFLOpump, and DynaDisc.
KEMPULP’s products and process technologies will continue to be a strong player on the market, providing solutions that complement the ANDRITZ technologies and equipment for specific chemical pulping processes – both for new plants and upgrades to existing installations. As a result, KEMPULP’s process technologies and products will enable Andritz to offer optimized solutions to the benefit of its customers, said Joachim Schönbeck, Executive Board Member of Andritz and responsible for Pulp & Paper Capital Systems.
The KEMPULP organization will be fully integrated into the Andritz Pulp & Paper organization. KEMPULP is located in Karlstad, Sweden and has approximately 30 employees.