Tech Air has announced that it has acquired Florida-based Gasco Affiliates LLC (GASCO), a producer of speciality gases.

Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air Management; this will be the 20th acquisition under their management.

Founded in 1999 by Tom Hanway, Gasco produces portable calibration gas mixtures that are used to verify the accuracy and operability of gas detection and analytical instrumentation that detect specific harmful gases across an array of work place environments.

From its locations in Florida and Texas, Gasco services industrial safety distributors across the US and internationally. The acquisition of Gasco complements Tech Air’s acquisition of specialty gas producer Liquid Technology, completed in September 2016.

Gasco will be operated as a separate division of Tech Air, while retaining its distinctive brand identity, high level of service and support, and deep relationships with leading safety distributors worldwide.

“We remain committed to supporting the company and its acquisition strategy”

Joost Thesseling, Managing Director at CI Capital

Gasco will be led by President Brad Hanway who has served in various management roles with the company since 2002.

Myles Dempsey, Jr., CEO of Tech Air, said, “Through this acquisition, we continue to build out Tech Air’s Specialty Gas production capabilities, an exciting area of growth for the company. We welcome Brad and the rest of the Gasco management team to Tech Air.”

“We look forward to bringing Gasco’s specialty gas expertise to Tech Air,” said Brad Hanway, President of Gasco. “Tech Air and Gasco share a commitment to quality, integrity and high level of customer service, which makes this transaction a great fit for our team and Gasco’s customers.”

Joost Thesseling, Managing Director at CI Capital, said, “Through 20 add-on acquisitions, Myles and the Tech Air management team have transformed the company into a multi-regional player. The acquisition of Gasco further diversifies Tech Air’s business beyond industrial gas distribution and into the production of specialty gases. We remain committed to supporting the company and its acquisition strategy.”

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Coming up in the February 2017 issue of gasworld magazine, an interview with GASCO President Brad Hanway.

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