AxFlow France has taken a strategic step to greatly strengthen its service capacity with the acquisition of RDC Productions, a 43-person company operating in its own, modern facility west of Paris. The acquisition is in line with AxFlow’s strategy of growing by adding value-added service as a differentiator from its competition.
RDC specialises in industrial equipment service and maintenance for pumps, heat exchangers, homogenizers, and valves. It also conducts integrity tests on exchangers and tanks and offers multi-brand equipment, spare parts and tailor-made systems.
“RDC is a solid, well-respected provider of fluid handling service for the food, pharma, chemicals, petrochemicals and cosmetics – all important business segments for AxFlow,” says Ole Weiner, CEO of AxFlow Holding. “They have a long history, with a strong market position in the food and beverage industry, where AxFlow is also strong. This is a strategically important addition to our business and one that fits very well into the overall growth ambitions of AxFlow in Europe.”
“Substantial business synergies”
Substantial business synergies are seen going forward. “Food is a major business segment for both RDC and AxFlow,” says Guillaume Chanay, Managing Director, AxFlow France. “AxFlow will now be able to become a one-stop shop, especially in the food segment, by adding to our already wide range of applications, products, and services,
Meanwhile, RDC is expected to benefit from the increased visibility and sales activity generated through AxFlow sales staff.
“Joining an internationally renowned group like AxFlow is a real opportunity for RDC Productions to develop! We are honoured to now be a part of it," says Raymond Chevallier, "This will offer great opportunities to our staff, and our future together will ensure sustainable and profitable growth. RDC and AxFlow are two complementary companies, and the synergy of their know-how will be the key to success.”