Since being founded in 1945, Buckman has been committed to the idea that chemistry not only solves problems but also creates new opportunities. That is why the company has dedicated itself to gaining a deeper technical understanding of the products its customers make and the industries in which they work. Buckman is customer-focused and prioritises working hands-on and on-site, improving processes, applying new chemistries and creating advantages for its customers in a wide variety of industries. Buckman is a privately held multinational headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.The company is active in more than 120 countries around the world and has nine manufacturing plants and 10 technical and research and development centers strategically located to serve global customers. It focuses on holistically valuating and meeting operational challenges posed in aqueous industrial process and water systems, and is a leader in water recovery and reuse. High focus and significant investment in research and development, and knowledge transfer enables Buckman to provide total solutions based on improving customers total cost of ownership in processand utility water systems.The South African operation started in Durban in 1971 and relocated to Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal in 1979. Local research and development, technical services (including state-of-the-art pilot plants), quality assurancelaboratories and a modern, integrated manufacturing site support South African customers and export customers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. South African staffing, excluding fixed-term contractors, exceeds 200 personnel, the bulk of whom are active in technically or operationally supporting an extensive customer base. Local sales of R500 million(excluding sales of alliance partner products) confirms Buckmans position as a leading supplier of water treatment products and services.
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