World-leading supplier and lifecycle manager of refrigerants and associated products and services, A-Gas has announced the launch of its Avezzano-based business, A-Gas Italia.

The launch will allow A-Gas to extend its refrigerant recovery and reclamation services into Italy and southern Europe and follows completion of the company’s purchase of the Safety Hi-Tech reclamation business in Italy.

Commenting on the launch, John Ormerod, Managing Director, A-Gas in Europe, said, “Launching A-Gas Italia is a great opportunity for us to expand further afield and to use our expertise and proven track record in the wider refrigerants market.”

“We are looking forward to exciting times ahead and working within the newly expanded team to grow our service with existing and new customers in the region.”

As part of the transaction, the company will continue to invest in the site and region of Abruzzo and integrate the existing workforce into the business.

Following the purchase of Singapore-based VEMAC Services, this marks A-Gas’ sixth acquisition. A range of purchases across Europe, one in Asia, and two in the US allows the company to maintain its position as a global leader in full lifecycle management of refrigerant gases.