Maxwells H2O Services joins HydroChem

Thursday, 06 May, 2021

Maxwells H2O Services joins HydroChem

HydroChem has announced the acquisition of Cairns-based water treatment company Maxwells H2O Services, a specialist in commercial and industrial water treatment throughout Far North Queensland (FNQ) and Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The acquisition is a strategic investment as HydroChem continues to expand its regional footprint. The Maxwells H2O Services deal follows the purchase of Tasmanian service provider DM Chemicals in 2018.

Maxwells H2O Services co-owners Chris Harris and Keith Robinson are popular industry identities with a wealth of experience in the resources and heavy industrial sectors.

“HydroChem has had a reasonable foothold in FNQ for a number of years,” HydroChem Strategic Director Nick Duncan said. “We are a fiercely independent, Australian family-owned business. We understand the value of longstanding relationships and place great emphasis on delivering exceptional service. It is safe to say when we entered into our initial discussion with Keith and Chris, what set HydroChem apart from other suitors was that water treatment is our business, not our sideline.”

HydroChem Strategic Director Nick Duncan

“In joining HydroChem, Maxwells customers will greatly benefit from a widely respected and nationally established Australian-owned water treatment company,” said Maxwell H2O Services retiring owner Keith Robinson. “Maxwells customers can look forward to a wider range of services, more advanced in-house technical support, higher levels of quality assurance, greater backup support and long-term certainty.”

The Maxwells H2O Services brand is set to stay, with HydroChem already announcing its intention to retain the much-respected and recognisable company name in the region. Chris Harris has signalled his intention to stay on and assist HydroChem’s expansion in FNQ.

“Queenslanders identify with and trust the Maxwells name in water treatment circles; we see no reason to change that,” Duncan said.

Top image caption: Aerial view of Cairns.

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