Weltec takes over biogas plant manufacturer AD AGRO
Jens Albartus, director of biogas specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER, said through the merger Weltec will establish “promising synergies” in the entire value chain of biogas and biomethane.
AD AGRO was established as BD Agro Renewables by the Big Dutchman Group in May 2006. In the context of a management buy-out, the business was taken over by its director, Uwe Heider, as of October 2012, and continued to operate under the name AD AGRO systems.
“AD AGRO was faced with the decision of implementing a suitable succession strategy,” said Heider. “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 spectrum of products and services.”
Albartus added: “Both companies are specialised in custom-tailored, technically mature plants. Thus, this step drives the expansion of our market position and our growth. In this connection, we are happy to join forces with Heider, a market expert who will, henceforth, perform sales activities for Weltec.
“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.”
Expanding his confidence that via the takeover, Weltec will further expand its international market position, Albartus added: “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.”