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EVAPCO Acquires SEMCO Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Division


TANEYTOWN, Md. — EVAPCO, Inc. has acquired majority ownership of SEMCO Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Division, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The company is now operating under the name EVAPCO SEMCO Equipamentos de Refrigeração Ltda. The new company retains its current staff, and Jose Alignani Neto continues as CEO, now reporting to EVAPCO Vice President of Finance Adam Michel in EVAPCO’s World Headquarters in Taneytown, Md.

The acquisition is mutually beneficial for both EVAPCO and SEMCO, as EVAPCO gains a manufacturing presence in South America, expanding the company’s global footprint as an industry leader in the commercial HVAC, industrial refrigeration, power generation and industrial process markets. SEMCO is now able to grow its business in South America by incorporating EVAPCO’s product lines into its offerings, including the latest advancements in heat transfer efficiency, water conservation and sound reduction technology.

“This is one of those ‘2+2=5’ business opportunities that will benefit many customers in South America,” said William Bartley, president and CEO of EVAPCO, Inc. “For EVAPCO, the SEMCO business is a good fit for two primary reasons. First, it gives EVAPCO a manufacturing presence in South America as we grow our global footprint. Second, the extremely high quality people employed by SEMCO fit very well into EVAPCO’s business culture which is driven by the philosophy, ‘people make the difference.’” 

Alexandre Bonfim de Azevedo, managing partner of SEMCO Partners Ltda said, “For SEMCO, the marriage with EVAPCO makes sense because of technological opportunities. EVAPCO’s technological advancements in heat transfer efficiency, water conservation and sound reduction will provide the leverage required to propel the business in South America to levels unattainable without EVAPCO’s involvement. In the near term, the products offered and manufactured by EVAPCO-SEMCO in Brazil will be the same products as were sold in the past. In the future, EVAPCO products and features will be incorporated as the building blocks for expanded capability and even greater success.” 

For additional information, visit www.evapco.com.