Advisor to the founders, ACG Management et PACA Investissement on the sale of AP2E to Durag Group

Deal Memo AP2E Durag

AP2E becomes part of the DURAG Group – Developer and manufacturer of industrial gas analytic systems is added to the DURAG portfolio

The takeover through DURAG Holding AG took place in April 2018. With this transaction, DURAG is expanding its portfolio as an internationally recognised provider of environmental and emission monitoring systems into the important gas analytic segment. AP2E, founded in 2006 in the French city of Aix-en-Provence, will also benefit from the takeover and can continue to grow its business, as well as expand its product range even further.
“With AP2E joining the DURAG Group, both parties will strengthen their position in the industry”, explains Frank-Uwe Schulz, CEO of DURAG Holding AG. “We will benefit from the comprehensive know-how of the AP2E team and will expand the environmental sensor technology business area with this takeover. AP2E will continue to operate from its own premises and will work closely together with the companies of the DURAG Group, especially with the international DURAG sales and service organisation.”
New generation of multi gas analysers
The AP2E solutions are based on an improved laser gas technology and a patented sampling system for gas monitoring. They feature a large measuring range with particularly high sensitivity, selectivity, stability and short reaction time for simple and also complex gas mixtures. This innovative technology finds its use in the detection of industrial gases, for example in the areas of continuous environmental monitoring (CEM), workplace safety, quality control and also the optimisation of production processes. More than 400 gas analysers from AP2E are in use around the world, including both mobile and online gas analysers, continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS), gas process monitoring and gas purity controls.



DURAG Group, with its headquarter in Hamburg, Germany, is a worldwide operating group of companies and one of the market leaders for intelligent solutions in the fields of environmental- and ambient air monitoring, data management as well as ignition systems and safety devices for highly reliable industrial combustion processes. With its close to 500 employees, the group companies offers modern technology, certified equipment and reliable services tailored to the individual needs of our customers worldwide.


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