Water & Wastewater Asia Mar/Apr 2018

WATER & WASTEWATER ASIA March / April 2018 With MICRODYN-NADIR’s acquisition of OLTREMARE, we explore what both companies stand for and t he i r s t ra t eg i c move . R ecently, MICRODYN-NADIR, the water treatment business unit of global filtration leader MANN+HUMMEL announced their acquisition of OLTREMARE, a leading European manufacturer of spiral-wound membrane elements. A strategic move With the acquisition, it allows MICRODYN-NADIR to expand their wide range of membrane filtration products to provide even more product options to their global customer base. And this is on top of the acquisition of TriSep Corporation in November 2016. Together, the additions are set to propel MICRODYN- NADIR’s capability to provide customised products and solutions. “This strategic purchase is a continuation of MICRODYN-NADIR’s commitment to service both the water and wastewater, and process and specialties application segments,” said Walter Lamparter, CEO of MICRODYN-NADIR. “Adding OLTREMARE to our team increases our ability to service our customers around the world and continues to accelerate our growth in the water treatment business.” About OLTREMARE Based in Fano, Italy, OLTREMARE was founded in 1989 and today, has a headcount of approximately 90. Although with the acquisition, the company will continue to operate under the leadership of Marco Nava. “I amexcited tocombineOLTREMARE’s capabilities with MICRODYN’s global sales organisation. I look forward to introducing OLTREMARE products to companies around the world!” exclaimed Nava. OLTREMARE manufactures over 300 different spiral-wound reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and nanofiltration membrane elements with a focus on customised and private-label products to meet customer specifications. In addition, it is also a distributor in Italy for DOWFILMTEC ™ reverse osmosis membrane elements, activated carbons, DOWEX and