Weltec Biopower takes over operations of Ad Agro

Reinforced market position, continued growth.

German biogas plant developer Weltec Biopower has acquired Ad Agro, a biogas plant manufacturer in Vechta.

Jens Albartus, director of Weltec Biopower, explained: “Through the merger of the business fields of Ad Agro and Weltec, we establish promising synergies in the entire value chain of biogas and biomethane.”

Ad Agro was established as BD Agro Renewables by the Big Dutchman Group in May 2006. In the context of a management buy-out, the business was taken by its director Uwe Heider in 2012, and continued to operate under the name Ad Agro.

Heider, who is tasked to perform sales activities for Weltec, added: “Ad Agro was faced with the decision of implementing a suitable succession strategy. The goal was to perpetuate the successful use of the expertise and experience gained in almost 200 biogas projects. The profile of Ad Agro fitted snugly in Weltec Biopower’s spectrum of products and services.”

Drawing attention to the benefits of combining the businesses, Albartus, said: “We ensure Ad Agro customers continuity in the business relationship, and with our Weltec Group, we will be able to offer an even broader range of products and services. Our team of process engineers, biologists, service engineers and other specialists boasts a wealth of experience gained in more than 350 biogas plants that we have planned and built.

“In the coming years, the biogas landscape will change and play an even more important role in reducing carbon emissions. Our positioning enables us to effectively take part in this process.”