Nothing is as simple as it seems.
From extracting valuable proteins from milk, to treating large amounts of industrial wastewater to promote reuse and sustainability, separation technologies play a critical role in overcoming a variety of processing challenges. We see these separation challenges everywhere, and they are growing with the accelerating rate of technological innovations.
For more than fifty years, Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) has been providing membrane-based solutions to address our customers’ filtration needs. Last year, we started our transformation journey by changing our name from Koch Membrane Systems to Koch Separation Solutions and acquiring Eco-Tec Inc, thereby adding proprietary ion exchange technology to the solutions we can tailor to address the needs of our customers. Now it is my privilege to report another major milestone in our journey to become a comprehensive separation solutions provider.
We have just completed the acquisition of RELCO, a provider of thermal technologies for the dairy and food industries. Formed in 1982, RELCO is headquartered in Willmar, MN and has locations in Brazil, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. RELCO has focused on developing evaporators and dryers and sold more than 500 plants across the world. They are also known for powder handling, cheese making and lactose processing in the dairy industry. RELCO’s cutting-edge technologies dovetail nicely with KSS’ membrane and ion exchange products and systems. This combined product offering, along with deep applications knowledge, ensures a seamlessly integrated solution for the entire processing line to deliver maximum value for our customers. We see tremendous potential for synergies between membranes, ion exchange, evaporators and dryers not only in the dairy industry, but also in the food and beverage industries for applications including plant- and animal- based proteins, biotechnology, starch and sugar, and fruit juice.
To anticipate and meet the needs of our customers, KSS is applying our capabilities in problem solving, product development and project delivery to a broader platform of separation challenges in order to fulfill our vision of becoming the preferred partner for our customers and creating transformative solutions. The acquisitions of Eco-Tec and RELCO are a tangible evidence of our commitment to this vision. Koch Separation Solutions is committed to continually evaluating our customers’ needs and adding separation technologies that allow us to offer complete solutions to create value for the market, and for our customers.
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