Kurita announces merger of US subsidiaries

Japan-based Kurita Water Industries has announced the merger of its US subsidiaries to form a new combined company named as Kurita America.

To be headquartered in St. Michael, Minnesota, Kurita America will be formed by merging four consolidated subsidiaries including US Water Services, Texas-based Kurita America, Fremont Industries, and Global Water Services Holding Company.

The merger allows Kurita Water to integrate the sales, production, marketing, commercial offerings and administration systems of the four consolidated subsidiaries. 

According to Kurita, the integration will enhance the overall efficiency of business operations to offer extensive integrated solutions to its customers.

The company has further stated that former US Water chief executive officer (CEO) LaMarr Barnes will head Kurita America as CEO.

Barnes said, “The integration of these companies represents an unprecedented opportunity to leverage and expand the collective strengths of our legacy brands with Kurita’s worldwide global leadership.

“Kurita’s industry leading technologies and capabilities will enable us to deliver more powerful and impactful integrated solutions for our customers.” Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

The newly formed Kurita America aims to change how water treatment solutions are designed and delivered.

According to the company, the combined subsidiaries together represent decades of collective industry expertise across a wide range of industries such as healthcare, food and beverage, agriculture, light industry, commercial and institutional, biofuels, and municipal drinking water.

Barnes added, “The combined experience and capabilities of our legacy companies here in the United States, joined with the power derived from Kurita’s 70+ years of global leadership and unwavering investment in research and development are the pillars of our new company.

“We aim to change how water treatment solutions are designed and delivered while improving the sustainability of society.”