Summit Refrigerants, a refrigerant reclaimer, supplier and service provider, has formed a collaboration with GRIT (Gases Research Innovation & Technology).
Barcelona, Spain-based GRIT specialises in the distribution, storage and development of liquefied gases and their mixtures for industrial applications.
GRIT brings proven technology to Texas, US-based Summit, allowing Summit to expand its offering of quality products and services. GRIT is a recognised leader in the European refrigerant market, and is dedicated to research and development, and according to Summit GRIT will bring proven technology to it and the US market.
“The developing federal and state regulations in the US regarding refrigerants will increase the demand for the services Summit provides,” Summit said in a statement.
“These regulations also require significant investments in new equipment and enhanced HSE protocols. To service the next generation of refrigerants, additions to Summit’s facilities in Houston will begin immediately.”
Jose Luis Muller, CEO of GRIT, said, “We’ve been looking for the right partner in the US for years. After getting to know the people at Summit, we soon realised that we share common business principles, and a vision for the possibilities presented by the market”.
Steve Trevino, CEO of Summit, added: “We are very fortunate to have developed a relationship with GRIT. This collaboration will strengthen Summit and position us well for the future. We soon will be able to provide additional needed services to our customers, allowing them to navigate the constantly developing environmental regulations that affect our industry.”
Jeff Carver, Summit’s CCO, added, “The two companies complement each other well. GRIT’s technical capabilities, combined with Summit’s customer and vendor relationships, and market knowledge, will create an unmatched player in the US market.”