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Weltec Biopower expands with AD AGRO systems takeover

Germany-headed biogas producer and technology supplier Weltec Biopower GmbH (WELTEC) has announced that effective immediately, the operations of compatriot biogas plant manufacturer AD AGRO systems GmbH & Co. KG (AD AGRO) will continue under the umbrella of the WELTEC Group."Through the merger of the business fields of AD AGRO and WELTEC, we establish promising synergies in the entire value chain of biogas and biomethane", said Jens Albartus, Director of WELTEC.

AD AGRO is now part of the WELTEC Group. Jens Albartus
(left) and Franz-Josef Sextro, WELTEC Group; Uwe Heider,
Partner AD AGRO (photo courtesy WELTEC).

Originally founded as BD Agro Renewables by the Big Dutchman Group in 2006, AD AGRO systems GmbH & Co. KG was the result of a management buy-out headed by Uwe Heider in 2012.

AD AGRO was faced with the decision of implementing a suitable succession strategy. The goal was to perpetuate the successful use of the expertise and experience gained in almost 200 biogas projects. The profile of AD AGRO fitted snugly in WELTEC Biopower’s spectrum of products and services, explained Uwe Heider, Managing Partner of AD AGRO.

With immediate effect, the operations of AD AGRO will continue under the umbrella of the WELTEC Group reinforcing the Group’s market position.

We guarantee AD AGRO customers continuity in the business relationship, and with our WELTEC Group, we will be able to offer an even broader range of products and services. Our team of process engineers, biologists, service engineers, and other specialists boasts a wealth of experience gained in more than 350 biogas plants that we have planned and built, said Jens Albartus, drawing attention to the benefits of bundling the businesses.

The takeover transaction, details of which have not been disclosed, will also enable continued growth in domestic and international markets.

In the coming years, the biogas landscape will change and play an even more important role in reducing carbon emissions. Our positioning enables us to effectively take part in this process. Both companies are specialized in custom-tailored, technically mature plants. Thus, this step drives the expansion of our market position and our growth. In this context, we are happy to join forces with Mr Heider, a market expert who will henceforth perform sales activities for WELTEC, ended Jens Albartus.

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