Busch Vacuum Solutions announces the successful acquisition of centrotherm clean solutions. Together with Pfeiffer Vacuum, which has been part of the Busch Group for some time, the companies want to continue to grow in the area of sustainable gas abatement systems for the semiconductor market.
Maulburg/Blaubeuren, October 30, 2023 – Busch Vacuum Solutions, one of the largest vacuum pump manufacturers worldwide, has acquired centrotherm clean solutions, one of the technology leaders in industrial gas abatement systems. The strategic acquisition underlines the commitment of Busch Vacuum Solutions and Pfeiffer Vacuum to sustainability and will help to further strengthen the position as a proven solution provider in the semiconductor industry and other related sectors.
“The acquisition of centrotherm clean solutions is a crucial step in our long-term strategy to advance sustainable technologies and solutions together with Pfeiffer Vacuum,” said Sami Busch, Co-CEO and Co-Owner of the family-run company Busch Vacuum Solutions from Maulburg. “The innovative gas abatement systems from centrotherm clean solutions are a perfect addition to the Busch and Pfeiffer Vacuum product portfolio. Integrating the companies under one umbrella will enable us to serve our customers even better in the future and offer complete sustainable vacuum solutions. Additionally, the companies already collaborate successfully on individual projects in the field of service. Therefore, the customers of centrotherm clean solutions will also benefit from our worldwide service network in more than 45 countries.”
Centrotherm clean solutions has its headquarters in Blaubeuren, and is also present at other locations in Europe, America and Asia. As a provider of technologically leading gas abatement systems especially for the semiconductor and high-tech industries, the company employs over 300 people worldwide, who can draw on the experience of a thirty-year company history. The company’s headquarters and production site in Blaubeuren, as well as all worldwide locations and jobs, will be retained after the acquisition.
“Centrotherm clean solutions has achieved significant growth thanks to its technological leadership in recent years. In order to continue this successful development, a strategic partner is of great benefit,” emphasizes the founder and former owner of centrotherm clean solutions, Robert Hartung. “I found this partner in the Busch family and their company Busch Vacuum Solutions. The technologies and products from Busch, Pfeiffer Vacuum and centrotherm clean solutions complement each other perfectly. The timing of the acquisition is just right, as the companies can now strategically prepare for upcoming investments in new semiconductor factories.”
Managing Director Dr Angela Bayler adds, “The companies simply fit very well together. We share the same values and visions. This became more than clear in our initial discussions. We look forward to working and growing together!”
About Busch Vacuum Solutions
Busch Vacuum Solutions is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, blowers and compressors. Their extensive product portfolio includes solutions for vacuum and overpressure applications in all industries, such as chemicals, plastics, semiconductors, medical technology, and food. This also includes the design and construction of tailor-made vacuum systems and a worldwide service network. The Busch Group is a family business that is managed by the Busch family. More than 8,000 employees in 110 companies in over 45 countries worldwide work for Busch Vacuum Solutions. Busch is headquartered in Maulburg, Baden-Württemberg, in the tri-border region of Germany, France and Switzerland. Besides Maulburg, Busch manufactures in its own production plants in Germany, Switzerland, the USA, the United Kingdom, France, the Czech Republic, Korea, Romania, India, Vietnam and China. Pfeiffer Vacuum, a large vacuum pump manufacturer based in Middle Hesse, is also part of the international Busch group. Busch Vacuum Solutions was founded in 1963 by Dr Karl Busch and his wife Ayhan Busch, who built the company together. With the HUCKEPACK, Dr Karl Busch developed the first vacuum pump for food packaging. His follow-up product, the R5 rotary vane vacuum pump, revolutionized food packaging.
About centrotherm clean solutions
Centrotherm clean solutions is one of the leading manufacturers of innovative gas abatement systems, which are primarily used in the semiconductor industry but also, for example, in the production of MEMS, LEDs, solar cells, and flat panel displays. In addition to various large and small industrial customers, centrotherm clean solutions also counts a number of research institutions and universities amongst its customers. The products from centrotherm clean solutions, which include standardized gas abatement systems as well as individual customized systems and overall environmental solutions, make an important contribution to the sustainable manufacturing of semiconductor components. With dry bed absorbers, wet scrubbers, thermal gas treatment systems and particle filters, the product range includes all common gas abatement technologies. The company’s headquarters in Blaubeuren in Baden-Württemberg serves as both the main office and production plant. Additionally, the company’s own technology and application center is constantly working on the development of new, future-oriented technologies and products. Centrotherm clean solutions operates at several locations in Europe, the USA and Asia and is also directly represented on-site by service teams at several key customers. Over 300 people are employed worldwide.