The acquired company achieved sales of CHF 37 million in 2008 and employs over 80 people. As an expert in thermal, diffusional and membrane separation technology for the separation and purification of aqueous and organic mixtures, Kühni provides process engineering services, designs, manufactures and supplies process equipment and turn-key modular plants to the process industry with a focus on the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industry. Located in Allschwil/Basel, Switzerland, Kühniis also present in the USA and active in Asia.
Sulzer Chemtech will establish a new process technology unit by combining its current offering of process solutions for columns, membranes and crystallization with the activities of Kühni. This combination will create synergies and will in particular strengthen Kühni’s activities in Asia. The existing location of Kühni in Allschwil will become the center of excellence for process technology. All Kühni staff including the management team will be retained after the acquisition. The transaction resolves the succession of the present CEO and owner and ensures a smooth transition and continuing success.
Sulzer Chemtech has a leading position in the fields of separation columns, static mixing, as well as two-component mixing and dispensing systems. With locations for sales, engineering, production and customer service, Sulzer Chemtech maintains a worldwide presence for its clients in the oil and gas, hydrocarbon processing and other industrial markets.