News | June 29, 2022

Alconbury Weston Ltd (AWL) Joins The Dec Group


Ecublens, Switzerland - We are very pleased to announce the recent acquisition of UK-Stoke-on-Trent based AWL, one of the most dedicated companies for the design, manufacture and supply of continuous processing technologies and systems. Over the past decade, they have translated the much-debated ideas of continuous processing into reality for current use in the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries by offering solutions from laboratory evaluation systems to production scale turnkey systems.

A clear commitment to this acquisition is the joint competence and ability to create unique flow chemistry solutions and the desire to further advance market-leading manufacturing concepts. The Dec Group thus combines the unique skills and expertise to offer process flow solutions from the raw materials handling to synthesis and secondary manufacturing to primary and secondary packaging.

Alastair Barton, MD of AWL comments “We are absolutely delighted to join forces with the Dec Group which opens a great opportunity to deliver enhanced capabilities to our customers in the UK and worldwide whilst offering Dec customers access to our core competence in advanced reaction and crystallization as well as continuous filtration and drying techniques.”

The acquisition supports Dec’s strategic approach to fill the gaps in continuous manufacturing solutions, with a special focus on innovation and revolutionizing the process industry once more. 

“By welcoming AWL into the Dec group of companies, we will be offering unique and true value to the global chemical, pharmaceutical, food and other process industries allowing us a transition into an even broader role and clear demonstration of leadership capabilities.” said Frederic Dietrich, Group Managing Director of Dec.

About Dec Group

Dec (Dietrich Engineering Consultants) Group is the leading global provider of contained powder handling systems and is recognized as a world-leading expert in process containment technologies.

It has been supplying the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries for more than 35 years.

The depth of Dec’s knowledge and their ability to develop innovative new technologies make them an invaluable partner for both multinational and specialist organizations.

With true worldwide coverage through subsidiaries in Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, USA, India and China, its recent acquisition of advanced containment and aseptic solution provider Extract Technology as well as agents covering more than 60 countries, the Dec Group provides its customers with global expertise and a reliable network for local support.

About AWL

Alconbury Weston Ltd (AWL) are at the forefront of the design, manufacture and supply of Continuous Processing Technologies and Systems.

‚ÄčOver the past 10 years, they have truly lived and breathed inspiring innovation.

AWL design, manufacture and supply continuous reaction, crystallisation, filtration and drying systems, spare parts/service across pharmaceutical, laboratory research, environmental analytics and commercial industries.

Source: Dec Group