5 October 2010
Emitec has acquired Grundfos NoNOx, a Denmark-based manufacturer of urea metering equipment for SCR systems. The transaction took effect from September 15th, 2010. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The takeover involves the acquisition from Grundfos—a global manufacturer of industrial pumps—its subsidiary Grundfos NoNOx with development facilities in Denmark and development and production facilities in France. The Grundfos Group began its activities in the field of SCR-urea dosing equipment in 2002, and has since developed urea injection systems with and without air support. The markets include diesel engines for the truck and bus segments as well as construction and agricultural machinery in both OEM and retrofit applications. The company employs around 80 people.
Emitec, a leading supplier of metallic substrates for emission control catalysts, has been already offering its own compact SCR system for passenger cars, which has its origins in the SCR technology developed by Siemens (now Continental). With the acquisition of NoNOx, Emitec will expand its SCR system capabilities onto heavy-duty diesel engines.
Emitec, a joint venture between automotive suppliers Continental and GKN Driveline, is a global operator with estimated 2010 sales of 140 million euro. Emitec employs around 800 people.