Strong complementarity of both companies’ product offerings

Walter to continue seeking accretive acquisitions

March 3rd, 2020

Montreal, Québec, March 3rd, 2020 – Walter Surface Technologies, a leader in surface treatment technologies is pleased to announce its acquisition of Aerochem, a Quebec-based provider of industrial MRO solutions.

Through this acquisition, Walter is expanding its offering of chemical solutions to provide an even wider variety of chemical solutions to help its users optimize their industrial operations.

“We are very excited to welcome Aerochem to the Walter family. Their team brings a solid network and expertise that will allow us to continue our mission to help our customers work better,” said Marc-André Aubé, CEO of Walter. “We simply love their products. We see this opportunity as a breeding ground for further R&D innovations in our chemical product offering,” he added.

Michel Caron, President of Aerochem, is equally excited to work with the Walter team: “We saw in this opportunity the perfect alignment of both products and values. Aerochem brings to Walter its industry expertise and experience manufacturing, as well as a wide variety of products to complement Walter’s chemical offering.”

Following this transaction, Aerochem will continue to operate under its own brand. The transaction is effective immediately, and activities for both customers and suppliers remain unchanged.

About Walter Surface Technologies
Walter Surface Technologies provides innovative solutions for the global metal working industry. From high performance abrasives, power tools and tooling to industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers and lubricants Walter focuses on helping its customers work better. Founded in 1952, the Company is established in 7 countries throughout North America, South America and Europe. International headquarters is in Montreal and U.S. headquarters is located in Windsor, Connecticut. Key certification and awards include, Wall Street Journal Award; Deutscher Material Preiz; American Eagle Award; CleanTech Cleaning Technology Award. For more information, please visit

About Aerochem
Aerochem is a Quebec-based company with more than 25 years of experience designing, producing, and distributing a wide variety of lubricants, greases, specialized electrical cleaners/degreasers, anti-corrosion products, as well as other industrial-use fluids/oils created for the food industry and the industrial sector alike! Through our attentive service and consultative approach, we provide ideal alternative solutions for our customers’ specific needs and applications in order to help them optimize their maintenance and industrial cleaning operations.

For more information, or to request an interview, please contact:
Stéphanie Boucher, Brand Manager
Walter Surface Technologies
(514) 630-2800 ext: 2862