Kurita Europe is a subsidiary of Kurita Water Industries Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1949, the Group has 6,011 employees worldwide as of 2018 with a turnover of approximately 2.11 billion USD. More than 3,000 patents are proof of Kurita’s innovative approach to a resource-saving consumption of water. 2019 Kurita has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Avista Technologies, Inc. (Head Office: California, US; “A-US”), which manufactures and sells water treatment chemicals, and Avista Technologies (UK) Ltd. (Head Office: UK; “A-UK”), through Kurita America Holdings Inc. (Head Office: Delaware, U.S.) and Kurita Europe GmbH (Head Office: Germany), which are its subsidiaries, and has signed a stock transfer agreement with four members of the senior management of A-US and A-UK, who are shareholders. The acquisition price is 81.8 million US dollars (approx. 9.2 billion yen).
Our European team, founded 1989, consists now of about 550 employees at 12 various locations, covering the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) sales area. With own production facilities, R&D centers, laboratories and pilot test plants we supply state-of-the-art technologies.