Gurtler Industries, Inc. Acquires AuroraChem East

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Gurtler Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of AuroraChem East, the textile care division of CHT R. Beitlich Corp.  AuroraChem East is a manufacturer and supplier of specialty laundry chemicals and services based in Charlotte, North Carolina. This acquisition follows the recent acquisition of its sister company, AuroraChem West based in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Most importantly, the entire AuroraChem East staff, sales, service and management team is joining Gurtler. 

CHT R. Beitlich GmbH., the parent company of CHT R. Beitlich Corp. and AuroraChem East is a multinational chemical manufacturer based in Germany.  They serve the entire chain of the textile market; most importantly they have developed intelligent system solutions and products for the textile care or laundry markets. In addition to the acquisition, Gurtler and CHT R. Beitlich GmbH have entered into an exclusive technology relationship which allows Gurtler to market CHT products and systems in the United States.

“We appreciate the acquisition of AuroraChem East business by Gurtler Industries.  Gurtler and CHT R. Beitlich GmbH share similar business philosophies and values,” said Uwe Halder, CCO of CHT R. Beitlich GmbH, from Tübingen, Germany, headquarters of the global CHT/BEZEMA group.  “We look forward to further cooperation based on Gurtler’s access to our speciality textile chemicals and technology.”  CHT has been very successfully engaged in the development, production and sale of additives for the textile processing industry for more than 50 years. 

Steve Gilmore, vice president of sales of AuroraChem East says, “Our philosophy, blended with Gurtler Industries’ reputation makes a perfect combination. Like Gurtler, we place the customer first.  We designed our products and equipment to solve the problems and future requirements in the industry.  Gurtler gives us the opportunity like we’ve never had before to market our Go Green and Low Temperature programs. We as a group are excited to be a part of a dynamic, growing organization.”

Greg Gurtler, president of Gurtler says, “With the acquisition of the AuroraChem East operation, we reunite the AuroraChem team under the Gurtler umbrella.  We are very pleased to welcome these true professionals to the Gurtler family.  Besides their broad expertise and industry knowledge they bring with them an excellent line of unique products and in-house engineered dispensing systems.”  These additions are being integrated into the full Gurtler line and will soon be available across the country.  He goes on to say, “With the addition of AuroraChem East Gurtler becomes stronger and positioned for improved service and growth in the key southeastern states in the country.  And the exclusive relationship with CHT R. Beitlich GmbH will have broad benefits for our entire market and customer-base in the future.”

Gurtler Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of advanced detergents and specialty chemicals for the commercial laundry industry. A privately held, family owned and operated business, Gurtler has grown into one of the largest specialists in the laundry chemical supply industry, offering a full line processing chemicals, injection systems and personalized service across North America. 

For more information contact:

Steven J. Tinker

Phone: 708-331-2550

Fax: 708-331-1210



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