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A-Gas Extends Offering in the Americas with Recovery Services Acquisition


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — A-Gas International, a global expert in the supply and lifecycle management of speciality chemicals and gases, has through its A-Gas Americas business completed the acquisition of US-based Rapid Recovery. 

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Rapid Recovery operates across the United States from its 40-branch locations. Each site provides a full suite of on-site recovery and cylinder services to the refrigeration and HVAC sectors. 

The acquisition will enable A-Gas to extend its current offering in the refrigeration market to provide an end-to-end supply and reclamation service to its customers. As the US refrigerant market continues its phase down of R22 and looks to the future regulation of other environmentally sensitive gases, the acquisition brings together A-Gas Americas’Total Solutions®offering with the established recovery and reclamation services of Rapid Recovery, creating a market leading offering in the US.  

This latest transaction marks the fourth acquisition for A-Gas in the US and sixth worldwide since 2012.  This marks another important step in creating a group with global expertise delivered locally.  The business will remain trading under the Rapid Recovery brand, with its management team Adam and Rich Dykstra continuing to lead the company under A-Gas Americas CEO, Monte Roach. 

A-Gas is an international company with headquarters in the UK and established operating businesses in Europe, South Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas, specializing in the supply and lifecycle management of chemicals and gases for end users across a range of sectors including commercial refrigeration, aviation, automotive and industrials. 

The acquisition will add another 62 employees to A-Gas’US arm, bringing its global headcount to approximately 350, and a combined annual revenue of over $160M.

Commenting on the deal, Monte Roach, CEO and President A-Gas Americas, said: “By adding Rapid Recovery’s national reach for recovery with the A-Gas national network of distribution partners we now have a complete model to serve our critical end users. A-Gas is now the only company to offer customers a full service solution. This acquisition significantly increases our scale and presence across the country.”

Visit agasamericas.com for additional information.