SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — Gurtler Industries has acquired AuroraChem West, a regional manufacturer and supplier of specialty laundry chemicals and services based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The entire AuroraChem staff is joining Gurtler, including the sales, service and management teams. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“Our philosophy of putting the customer’s needs on top fits perfectly with Gurtler’s commitment to quality and service,” says Dave Hanson, president of AuroraChem West. “Our products are designed to maximize quality and control costs. Our technical service is customized for each individual operation. We specialize in problem solving.”
AuroraChem West provides products, services, and dispensing systems for the hospitality, healthcare, linen supply, and industrial laundry market segments. These products and services will be integrated into the full Gurtler line and available across the country.
“We are proud to have such true professionals join the Gurtler team,” says Greg Gurtler, president of Gurtler. “Besides their broad expertise and industry knowledge, they bring with them an excellent line of unique products and in-house engineered dispensing systems. With the addition of AuroraChem West, Gurtler becomes stronger and positioned for improved service and growth in the key Mountain West and Pacific Coast areas of the country.”
AuroraChem West will continue to operate under its current name for the next several months as Gurtler begins to integrate the team and product line into a unified organization, the company says. AuroraChem West became an independent company by spinning off from AuroraChem in 2007. AuroraChem is still operating in the eastern United States as an independent company.