Summit Refrigerants Enters into Collaboration with Spanish Industrial Gas Company GRIT
Summit Refrigerants, a leading refrigerant reclaimer, supplier and service provider, announced today the forming of a collaboration with GRIT (Gases Research Innovation & Technology), SLU, based in Barcelona, Spain. GRIT brings proven technology to Summit, allowing Summit to expand its offering of quality products and services.
GRIT is a recognized leader in the European refrigerant market. Dedicated to research and development, as its name suggests, GRIT will bring proven technology to Summit and the US market.
The developing federal and state regulations in the US regarding refrigerants will increase the demand for the services Summit provides. These regulations also require significant investments in new equipment and enhanced HSE protocols. To service the next generation of refrigerants, additions to Summit’s facilities in Houston will begin immediately.
Commenting on the transaction, Jose Luis Muller, CEO of GRIT, stated, “We’ve been looking for the right partner in the US for years. After getting to know the people at Summit, we soon realized that we share common business principles, and a vision for the possibilities presented by the market.”
Steve Trevino, CEO of Summit, added: “We are very fortunate to have developed a relationship with GRIT. This collaboration will strengthen Summit and position us well for the future. We soon will be able to provide additional needed services to our customers, allowing them to navigate the constantly developing environmental regulations that affect our industry.”
“The two companies complement each other well”, commented Jeff Carver, Summit’s CCO. “GRIT’s technical capabilities, combined with Summit’s customer and vendor relationships, and market knowledge, will create an unmatched player in the US market.”
GRIT was founded in 2001 by Ramon Terrado, current President of the company, and specializes in the distribution, storage and development of industrial gases.
Summit was founded in 2008 by Jeff Carver and Steve Trevino, managers of the company who will continue in their current roles. Summit is a US EPA-Certified refrigerant reclaimer, dedicated to providing quality products, in-house refrigerant services, and on-site field services. The company prides itself on providing unmatched customer service.