With the acquisition of ARIA Technologies,
SUEZ strengthens its expertise in air quality challenges
The SUEZ Group has announced the acquisition of ARIA Technologies, the European
leader in digital modeling of air quality and climate change. This operation
will enable SUEZ to enrich its platform of solutions for monitoring and
treatment of atmospheric pollutants, odors and greenhouse gases, thereby
meeting increasing demand from all of its clients (local communities,
institutions, industrial customers) in terms of health and climate change.
An atmospheric environment specialist, the expertise of ARIA Technologies is
based on the design, production and management of digital air simulation
systems. ARIA Technologies in France, as well as its subsidiaries in Italy and
Brazil, study atmospheric phenomena and advise their clients in particular
thanks to weather condition analysis solutions, calculations of atmospheric
dispersion of industrial and/or urban discharges and assessment of related
The French and international activities of ARIA Technologies and its numerous
references with industrial clients, local communities and international
institutions such as air modeling at the micro level for urban development
projects in Paris and Milan, monitoring atmospheric pollution in Lagos
(Nigeria) for the World Bank and even the atmospheric modeling system for the
whole of Saudi Arabia, will strengthen the expertise of SUEZ as a leader on
these themes for more than 15 years.
The teams at ARIA Technologies Group, including their founders/managers, will
join the Air & Climate solutions line at SUEZ. The digital solutions and
expertise of ARIA Technologies thus complete the portfolio of existing
solutions for monitoring and air treatment in the SUEZ - AirAdvanced range.
"Air is a major environmental challenge for the 21st century as recalled by the
European Commission's zero pollution action plan, published on May 12, 2021.
SUEZ, a pioneer in this field, has been investing for more than 15 years in the
design, development and operation of air treatment solutions at the service of
local communities and industrial groups both in France and internationally.
This challenge is all the more important for public health as it has been
proven that air pollution increases the effects of viruses such as the
coronavirus. This acquisition will strengthen the Group's expertise in this
area and will enable us to provide even better support to our clients in facing
environmental challenges. I am pleased to welcome the ARIA Technologies Group
teams to the SUEZ Group" commented Diane Galbe, Senior Executive Vice President
of SUEZ Group, in charge of Strategy and the Global Smart & Environmental
Solutions Business Unit.
Armand Albergel and Jacques Moussafir, founders of ARIA Technologies commented:
"When we left EDF in 1990, the environment and climate change were not the
central challenges they are today. However, we anticipated that 'Air is a
resource. Today, after an inspiring human and intellectual journey, we have
decided to join the SUEZ Group, which will provide us with the strength and
solidity necessary to take actions that will have a positive impact on the
future of our planet. We are pleased and proud to have led our company to this
level of maturity, and to continue the adventure we began more than 30 years
ago for which we have been pioneers. SUEZ will offer us possibilities of fast
growth worldwide and will enable our teams to grow by being involved in highly
ambitious international projects."
Since the end of the 19th century, SUEZ has built expertise aimed at helping
people to constantly improve their quality of life by protecting their health
and supporting economic growth. With an active presence on five continents,
SUEZ and its 90,000 employees strive to preserve our environment's natural
capital: water, soil, and air. SUEZ provides innovative and resilient solutions
in water management, waste recovery, site remediation and air treatment,
optimizing municipalities' and industries' resource management through "smart"
cities and improving their environmental and economic performance. The Group
delivers sanitation services to 64 million people and produces 7.1 billion m3
of drinking water. SUEZ is also a contributor to economic growth, with more
than 200,000 jobs created directly and indirectly on an annual basis, and a
provider of new resources, with 4.2 million tons of secondary raw materials
produced. By 2030, the Group is targeting 100% sustainable solutions, with a
positive impact on our environment, health and climate. SUEZ generated total
revenue of EUR17,2 billion in 2020.
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