Jun 17, 2010

Chemilizer Products Inc. Acquired By Hydro Systems Co.

Volumetric Metering Equipment Manufacturer Purchased by Global Provider of Proportioning, Dosing and Dispensing

Chemilizer Products Inc., Largo, Fla., manufacturer of environmentally friendly, non-electric chemical metering equipment, has been acquired by Hydro Systems Co. Hydro Systems is an independent manufacturer of chemical proportioning and dispensing systems and an operating unit of Dover Corp. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Adding Chemilizer Products’ line of equipment to our product portfolio is very exciting,” said Hydro Systems’ president and CEO, Jeff Rowe. “Both Hydro and Chemilizer have built reputations for providing high-quality dispensing systems and for developing innovative, proven solutions for our customers in the most demanding of applications. Combining the resources of the two companies will provide our customers with the broadest choice of dispensing systems alternatives on the market, today. This acquisition is consistent with our long-term strategy of acquiring additional, niche brands to build out our family of dispensing offerings in order to better serve our loyal customers around the globe. Hydro is committed to the rapid growth of the Chemilizer brand business through our global manufacturing footprint.”

Hydro Systems Co. was established in 1963 as a manufacturer of pressure washing equipment. The company has since re-focused its efforts on the fast-developing dilution control market. In 1997, Hydro Systems became part of the Dover Corp., a Fortune 500 company and a global producer of equipment for a wide range of markets.

Hydro Systems’ products aim to accurately dilute and dispense concentrated chemicals so that they can be safely and effectively used for commercial cleaning and other applications. These products are most commonly used in the food service, hospitality, education, automotive care and industrial markets. The acquisition of Chemilizer gives Hydro Systems an entry into Chemilizer’s core markets, including animal health, agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and water treatment.