Acquisition of Hydrofluoric acid Dilution plant in Sherburn-in-Elmet

An exciting development for established chemical distribution business

Swansea, Wales 21 April 2016 – Gower Chemicals Limited (“Gower Chemicals”) has announced that it has secured the new Dilution plant which was previously part of the Thor Developers Ltd portfolio.
The site at Sherburn is certified to Top tier COMAH , and with the plant newly designed and commissioned offers complete regulatory compliance and incorporates latest safety features.
The 2.5 acre site also offers opportunities for additional chemical handling/storage activities.

Established in 1978, Gower Chemicals is a chemical distribution business head quartered in Swansea which offers a diversified portfolio of chemicals, related processing of chemicals (e.g. blending) and associated services. Gower Chemicals is part of an integrated hydrofluoric acid value chain, which is operated through German based Fluorchemie Stulln GmbH and Fluorchemie Dohna GmbH (together “Fluorchemie”), owned by the Scheruhn family. Fluorchemie is a leading producer of Hydrofluoric Acid in Europe and key supplier to Gower Chemicals.

Johannes Scheruhn- Owner said:

“We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of the plant at Sherburn and look forward to working with our new team to continue the good work being done and to drive growth within the chemical distribution and chemical management services market”.

The Board of Gower Chemicals comments
“We aim to ensure a service second to none for our valued customers and suppliers, who will continue to receive the high level of responsible care and service they have become accustomed to.”
This move re-states our commitment to being the leading service provider in the Hydrofluoric acid and derivatives market.”

George Watkinson -Yule , Thor Developers Ltd S.A commented
“We are confident that Gower Chemicals is the perfect fit for the Hydrofluoric acid plant , and the combination will pave the way for future success. We wish Gower all the best “

Gower Chemical’s shareholders were advised on the purchase by Geldards Ltd.

Notes to Editors

With expertise in a broad array of chemical categories Gower Chemicals provides full-service chemical procurement management. Offering a complete lifecycle management program, from specification through disposal, the services and products are underpinned by strict adherence to environmental, quality and legislation issues.
Being small enough to care, yet large enough to deliver, Gower Chemicals is committed to customer service. Few, if any companies offer the wide range of services that Gower do, which include:
- Supply and management of chemicals
- Specialist blending of chemicals
- Refrigerant packaging
- Noise monitoring to air monitoring
- Legionella control
- Waste management
- Water treatment
Gower Chemicals is accredited to ISO 9001 Quality Management System and is committed to a program of continuous improvement. In order to confirm the company operates excellent environmental practices accreditation to ISO 14001 Environmental Management has been achieved. As a member of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), Gower Chemicals subscribes to and fully supports the “Responsible Care” program.