Bondalti Bondalti enters into water treatment with acquisition of 68.5% of Enkrott
Bondalti has just acquired a 68.5% stake in Enkrott - Gestão e Tratamento de Águas SA, thus entering into a new line of business.
Water treatment solutions represent a new growth path for Bondalti, which very much complements its activity in industrial chemicals, namely the production of chlorine. This new business area also reflects a long-term commitment to an activity sector aligned with major global trends in sustainable development, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals regarding efficiency in the use, supply and access to drinking water (SDG 6).
The company’s entry into the water treatment technologies and equipment business is yet another sign of Bondalti's investment in expansion, following the inauguration of the plant in Torrelavega, Spain, which positioned the company as the largest Iberian chlorine producer, and the presentation of the hydrogen production project at its Estarreja complex, whose potential will make Portugal a net exporter of this product.
Enkrott specialises in the development, manufacture and operation of a wide range of innovative and value-added global solutions in the field of water treatment technologies, in particular for human consumption and industrial process water. The company was created in Portugal in 1961, and is recognised today as a leader in the national market. It also operates in Angola, where it is also a market leader, as well as in Spain. It produces and exports its technologies and equipment to customers in all regions of the world, from Portugal to Australia.
“When carried out in the current economic context of great adversity, this business demonstrates Bondalti's commitment to its strategy, confirms its resilience and financial sustainability, and represents an unequivocal commitment to national engineering capabilities and its potential for growth and reinforcement both nationally and as an exporter”, says João de Mello, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bondalti.