Atlas Copco to acquire Lewa and Geveke

Source: press release, 14 March 2022

The Atlas Copco Power Technique business area provides air, power and flow solutions through products such as mobile compressors, pumps, light towers and generators, along with a number of complementary products
The Atlas Copco Power Technique business area provides air, power and flow solutions through products such as mobile compressors, pumps, light towers and generators, along with a number of complementary products (photo: Atlas Copco)

Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire LEWA GmbH and subsidiaries as well as Geveke B.V. and subsidiaries for a combined enterprise value of EUR 670 million (SEK 7.15 billion). LEWA is a manufacturer of diaphragm metering pumps, process pumps and complete metering systems. Geveke distributes compressors and engineers advanced and complex process pump installations.

LEWA was founded in 1952 and is based in Germany. The company has around 1,200 employees and in 2021 they had revenues of EUR 233 million (SEK 2.4 billion). LEWA offers industry-specific high-quality pump solutions for a wide range of industries.

“LEWA has a long tradition of supporting customers and developing leading industrial flow technology for efficient, precise and safe handling of fluids,” says Andrew Walker, Business Area President Power Technique. “Through this acquisition we are building our presence and technology offering within positive displacement pumps.”

Geveke was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The company has 173 employees and in 2021 they had revenues of approximately EUR 61 million (SEK 648 million).

“Geveke has strong engineering capability, providing complete industrial pump solutions from concept to commissioning,” says Walker, Business Area President Power Technique.

The acquisition is an all-cash transaction utilising Atlas Copco’s funds and is subject to regulatory approvals. The acquisition is expected to be completed during the second quarter 2022.

The main part of the acquired businesses will have its base in the Power and Flow division within Atlas Copco’s Power Technique Business Area and a smaller part will have its base in the Service division within the Compressor Technique Business Area.