The acquisition is part of the company's plan to expand its presence in the environmental management market in Brazil’s North and Northeast Regions

By Equipe de Redação
Posted in February 12, 2021

Ambipar, the leader in environmental management, has acquired control of the company AFC Soluções Ambientais(AFC Environmental Solutions). The goal is to continue with the expansion plan through organic and inorganic growth. The acquisition represents the enlargement of Ambipar’s activities in the Northeast Region,providing integrated total waste management solutions with a focus on valuation by applying the circular economy concept.

AFC has 10 years’ experience in the industrial waste management market, with work concentrated in northeastern Brazil. It began its business with the operation of an effluent treatment plant in the Suape Port Complex. It currentlyoperates in waste management in the states of Pernambuco, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte.

In Brazil, Ambipar intends to maintain investments in inorganic growth in the region, to further complement its environmental services portfolio. In the emergency response segment, the focus is on the implementation of new commercial and operating bases, as well as acquisitions abroad to consolidate its presence in the United States and Europe.

AFC Soluções Ambientais

Founded in 2011, AFC provides complete services aimed at developing and implementing technologies in clients’ processes. It has a 74,000-square-meter industrial area in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco. It also has its own vehicle fleet, including special GPS-monitored trucks.AFC controls the process from waste collection to its final disposal, ensuring safety and traceability at all stages of the process. The company has its own Effluent Treatment Plant, with eight discharge bays operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About Ambipar:

Based in Nova Odessa, SP, Ambipar is a Brazilian multinational company operating in 15 countries in South America, Europe, Africa, North America and Antarctica. A benchmark in the environmental management market, Ambipar is formed by two pillars– Ambipar Environment and Ambipar Response – and provides integrated sustainability-based and environment-respectful solutions.

The company has an RD&I laboratory that develops waste-derived technologies and innovations. Being an owner of several registered patents for sustainable products, Ambipar promotes the circular economy and assists companies with the correct disposal of their waste. Among its main innovations, stand out: the animal feed made from shrimp remains that had been dumped into the sea; the sustainable softener produced from the cosmetics industry waste; and the collagen-based soap developed from the pharmaceutical industry waste.

Ambipar went public in July 2020, becoming the first environmental management company to enter the B3, the Brazilian stock exchange.

Ambipar holds certifications by the ISO (9001, 14001,45001 and 22320) and by Brazil’s Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Assessment System (SASSMAQ), and complies with the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) standards. Also, it has won the Together for Sustainability (TFS) certification and participates in the CEBDS (Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development), among others. The organization is a signatory of the Global Pact for the Environment.