31 October 2023
Centrotherm clean solutions acquired by Busch Vacuum Solutions
Vacuum pumps and systems manufacturer Busch Vacuum Solutions of Maulburg, Germany has acquired industrial gas abatement systems firm, centrotherm clean solutions. It joins another recent acquisition, Pfeiffer Vacuum, as part of the Busch Group.
“The acquisition of centrotherm clean solutions is a crucial step in our long-term strategy to advance sustainable technologies and solutions together with Pfeiffer Vacuum,” said Sami Busch, Co-CEO and Co-Owner of Busch Vacuum Solutions. “The innovative gas abatement systems from centrotherm clean solutions are a perfect addition to the Busch and Pfeiffer Vacuum product portfolio. Integrating the companies under one umbrella will enable us to serve our customers even better in the future and offer complete sustainable vacuum solutions. Additionally, the companies already collaborate successfully on individual projects in the field of service. Therefore, the customers of centrotherm clean solutions will also benefit from our worldwide service network in more than 45 countries.”
Centrotherm clean solutions manufactures gas abatement systems, which are primarily used in the semiconductor industry but also, for example, in the production of MEMS, LEDs, solar cells, and flat panel displays. In addition to industrial customers, the firm also has customers within research institutions and universities. Products include standardized gas abatement systems as well as individual customized systems. With dry bed absorbers, wet scrubbers, thermal gas treatment systems and particle filters, the product range includes all common gas abatement technologies.
With headquarters in Blaubeuren, Germany, centrotherm clean solutions is present at other locations throughout Europe, and in America and Asia. It employs over 300 people worldwide. Busch has confirmed that centrotherm’s headquarters and production site in Blaubeuren, as well as all worldwide locations and jobs, will be retained following the acquisition.
Photo: Centrotherm’s campus in Blaubeuren (Credit: centrotherm clean solutions).
“Centrotherm clean solutions has achieved significant growth thanks to its technological leadership in recent years. In order to continue this successful development, a strategic partner is of great benefit,” emphasizes the founder and former owner of centrotherm clean solutions, Robert Hartung. “I found this partner in the Busch family and their company Busch Vacuum Solutions. The technologies and products from Busch, Pfeiffer Vacuum and centrotherm clean solutions complement each other perfectly. The timing of the acquisition is just right, as the companies can now strategically prepare for upcoming investments in new semiconductor factories.”