A-Gas has acquired the Dutch reclamation business BTC and will be investing several million euros in the operation to strengthen its offering to customers across Europe.

Completed this week, the deal will result in A-Gas increasing its capacity to handle, clean and return waste gases to the market for resale.

John Ormerod, A-Gas Managing Director, said, “BTC are specialists in the reclamation and disposal of special gases, refrigerants and fire suppressants which can often be a complex and difficult process. It’s a very good fit for us as reclamation and disposal of gases is a key part of our business at Portbury near Bristol.”

“One of the aspects of BTC which attracted us to the deal was the entrepreneurial culture within the company and this fits well with us. This is our first acquisition in Continental Europe and we will put in place a significant investment programme to enhance the recycling and reclamation capabilities at BTC.”

A-Gas is planning to add to the workforce and invest in new equipment, gasworld understands.

The company also launched a new bespoke service that plans to revolutionise the way the refrigeration industry recovers used refrigerants in the UK last month (July). The Rapid Recovery mobile recovery service was unveiled at a special launch event held at its headquarters in Bristol, and is a high-speed, F-Gas compliant, reclamation service for recovering refrigerant gases from existing refrigerant systems.