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Flacks Group acquires industrial minerals company Artemyn

Flacks Group, the parent company of Pleuger Industries, has announced the acquisition of Artemyn, a division previously owned by Imerys SA, marking Flacks Group’s significant entry into the mining industry.

Artemyn employs 1,000 people across 24 plants in the Americas, Asia and Europe. Notably, it owns the world’s largest kaolin operation with unique high-quality reserves in Brazil, further bolstering Flacks Group’s assets, the company says.

Among Flacks Group’s diversified portfolio is Pleuger Industries, a key provider of dewatering and mission-critical equipment to major mining operations worldwide.

In recent years, Pleuger Industries has successfully delivered customised, high-performance dewatering solutions to harsh mining environments globally. Notable projects include providing over 380 units to Fortescue Metals Group’s Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek iron ore sites in Australia, which operate under high salinity and iron content conditions. In Germany, several units are used in Rheinkalks’ open-pit limestone mine, adapted to fluctuating water levels. Pleuger also supplied approximately 1,400 dewatering pumps for dewatering operations at RWE and Vattenfall’s brown coal mines in Germany, ensuring optimal performance in demanding conditions.

Additionally, Pleuger has provided process water pumps for Chile’s Collahuasi copper mine, integral to the site’s energy management and corrosion protection systems.

“Pleuger is thrilled by Flacks Group’s acquisition of Artemyn,” Pleuger CEO, Anton Schneerson, says. “Pleuger is proud of its knowledge, German engineering approach and customised dewatering solutions. Our premium engineering, driven by our R&D and expertise at our Hamburg Center of Excellence, enables us to address the most sophisticated and harsh environment requirements. With a century of experience, we are uniquely positioned to meet Artemyn’s needs and, together, create a new set of more efficient products.”