WATER CARE's operations and business go it alone
From 1st March 2019, Lonza's Water Care operations and business became independent, forming a new company. It specialises in water treatment in various sectors and is supported by the financial strength and expertise of Platinum Equity, a global private equity firm (with $13 billion of assets under management).
A strong presence worldwide
The new Water Care company, whose name will be released later on, has 6 production sites in its key regions, including North America, South America, Europe and South Africa, as well as points of sale in all parts of the world. Its head office is in Alpharetta (Georgia, USA) and it has 1,200 employees in total. The hth® brand, one of the biggest brands in the world in water treatment products for swimming pools, is part of it.
Christian Wichert, the current CEO of Water Care, and his management team, will continue to run the business. Cyrille Mayolle has been appointed Vice-President and is in charge of the EMEA region with its head office in Amboise (37).
A course towards innovation
Water Care will now be able to focus on innovation, whether it's the treatment of drinking water or the swimming pool and hot tub water of millions of people around the world. Water Care's product portfolio will stay the same. All the research and development projects are fully funded and are still among the company's priorities.
The sales team will stay the same, with no immediate change in contact details. This also goes for the websites and apps.
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