MecWash Systems expands presence in the US through partnership with Aquasgroup

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Gloucestershire-based MecWash Systems has signed a new distribution partnership with Aquasgroup in the United States.

Based in East Providence, Rhode Island, Aquasgroup will serve as the exclusive distributor of the MecWash Systems line of high-performance component cleaning systems in New England (Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine) as well as New York and Pennsylvania. Additionally, it will provide complete technical support for MecWash Systems customers in these eight states.

Founded more than 35 years ago, Aquasgroup is a chemical engineering-based designer and manufacturer of process water purification, treatment, and recycling systems under its trademark Green Factory Series line of equipment. Aquasgroup also manufactures its trademark Oasis Series Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) precision cleaning and metal finishing lines of equipment.

Established in 1993, MecWash Systems specialises in the design and manufacture of high-performance aqueous parts cleaning systems for metal and plastic machined components. MecWash’s MWX range includes ultrasonics and vacuum drying for components with complex geometries that have stringent cleanliness requirements.

In early discussions about a possible partnership, the principles at MecWash and Aquasgroup discovered how aligned they are regarding closed-loop usage and recycling of water to clean components in industrial applications.

Furthermore, each company’s target markets of aerospace, medical, hydraulics, automotive, electronics and precision engineering overlay almost identically. Hence, this partnership will prove beneficial for both companies immediately and into the future.

Bill Westbrook, North American operations manager for MecWash Systems, said: “This is a fantastic move for both MecWash Systems and AQUASGROUP. The partnership provides us with widespread sales coverage in the Northeast of the country with excellent technical support for our customers after the sale.

"The New England market is one that we have wanted to enter for some while. Our new partnership with AQUASGROUP now gives us this opportunity.”

John Pattison, managing director for MecWash systems, added: “The American market is performing well with parts washing machines being delivered to customers from across the manufacturing sectors.

"New England, New York, and Pennsylvania represent some of the key areas for manufacturing in America and we look forward to seeing the results that the partnership with AQUASGROUP brings in the coming years.”

MecWash industrial parts washers are employed worldwide by blue chip engineering businesses. The company’s machines can achieve rigorous cleanliness standards for components with blind holes, internal drilled passages, difficult substrates, and tenacious contaminants. MecWash’s parts washers support the full range of engineering processes, including machined castings, forgings, turned parts, stampings, extrusions, and mouldings.

With numerous configurations and options available, the MecWash line of cleaning systems can achieve all levels of cleaning requirements throughout the manufacturing process, whether that be inter-stage, general purpose, or final precision cleaning.