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Addressing India’s Air Pollution Control Needs

In response to increased demand for its environmental technologies and services, Anguil Environmental Systems Inc. (Anguil) is expanding its’ coverage in the Indian market with the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary in the country. On June 22nd, 2020, the articles of incorporation were approved by government officials and Anguil Environmental Systems Private Limited was formed. Since then, Anguil has establish a direct presence by securing an office in Gujarat and hiring several seasoned employees with plans for more hires in early 2021.

Anguil has been serving the global air pollution control market since 1978. With well-established partners already in place and several successful installations throughout India, company executives felt the time was right. “Forming a subsidiary of the United States parent has always been part of the company’s overall international strategy” said Chris Anguil, President of Anguil Environmental. “After successfully penetrating the European and Asian markets, we knew India was a priority given the growing demand for pollution control solutions.”

Having an established company in the local market allows Anguil technologies to be manufactured utilizing local resources while avoiding substantial international freight costs and duties. Customers can expect a responsive, single source provider for their specific pollution control needs. With a dedicated local team of technical sales, engineering, and service resources at the ground level, the company seeks to serve the nation with the best technology at affordable price.

Make sure to visit our company directory to contact our team in India or see a list of all Anguil locations.

Company Commitment During COVID-19

These are unprecedented times with the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We want our customers, partners, suppliers, employees and community to know that Anguil is following an existing, robust, business continuity plan for managing situations such as this. In fact, our leadership has been preparing for this disruption in the United States since the virus first hit our offices in China last February. Anguil is also following the recommendations of local, state and federal health officials to protect our employees and surrounding community while continuing to serve our customers to the best of our ability.

As the world continues to grapple with this pandemic, many federal and state agencies are imposing shelter in place restrictions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. We understand that many of our customers are considered essential businesses in critical infrastructure industries such as Chemical, Defense, Industrial, Energy, and Transportation, and therefore cannot cease operations.

Our number one priority will remain the health and well-being of our team, while doing whatever possible to service our customers, their facilities and production. We are dedicated to remaining flexible in our approach and adjusting accordingly to keep them operational.

  • Our entire service team and support staff remains healthy and is setup online, ready to assist you via remote connection or teleconferencing. For customers requiring onsite services, we are investigating each situation on a case-by-case basis so please contact our service department.
  • As a provider to critical business sectors we will continue to operate all of our fabrication facilities including those locations where the population has been placed under a ‘stay at home’ order. Anguil fabrication facilities will remain open as long as possible for any emergency fabrication needs while trying to maintain production schedules.
  • We have implemented a work from home policy for all non-essential employees in Accounting, Administration, Purchasing, Sales and Marketing. All individuals in these departments can be reached via phone or email.
  • Our purchasing department is maintaining constant contact with our major supply chain partners to ensure the continued flow of products and services.

For 40 years and counting, Anguil has taken on complex environmental challenges and stood strong for our customer. That will not change in the face of these unprecedented times.

Should you have any questions, please call the corporate office (800-488-0230). This is a very fluid situation so please revisit this page for future updates.

Chris Anguil, President-Anguil Environmental Systems
Covid-19

Federal Environmental Advisory Committee Welcomes Kevin Summ

Anguil Environmental is very proud to announce that our Director of Marketing, Kevin Summ, was recently selected by the Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) for a two-year term. Under the guidance of the United States Department of Commerce, Kevin and his fellow committee members will advise government officials on environmental technologies, trends, policies and markets to improve our nations’ reputation as an international leader.
Over the past twenty-plus years, Kevin has been actively involved in the marketing and sale of environmental technologies for various industrial applications. With a solid technical understanding of pollution control systems and the international regulations to which they are applied, Kevin brings a wealth of insight into many of the barriers that US companies face in doing business overseas. This knowledge will be extremely valuable as the ETTAC charter works to provide input on the development and administration of programs to expand US exports of environmental technologies, goods, services and products that comply with US environmental, safety, and related requirements.

“Being one of only forty people appointed to ETTAC speaks to Kevin’s experience with the promotion of sound environmental technologies and his dedication to protecting our environment.” said Chris Anguil, President of Anguil Environmental Systems. “As a company, we are happy to sponsor Kevin’s involvement in ETTAC as their mission coincides with Anguil’s pledge to provide environmental and energy solutions that ensure cleaner air and water for future generations.”

More information on committee members and the 2018-2020 charter can be found on the International Trade Administration website: https://www.export.gov/ettac

The ETTAC welcomes comments and suggestions from the public. If you wish to make a comment for consideration by the Committee, or for information about previous ETTAC charters, please contact Amy Kreps at amy.kreps@trade.gov

Another Top Workplace Award for Anguil!

Top Workplace awardAnguil Environmental has been recognized as a Top Workplace in Southeastern Wisconsin by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for the sixth time. Thousands of companies from across the state competed for this award and Anguil was one of the 150 selected. Winners are based solely upon feedback from employee surveys.

“This is our sixth time being honored as a Top Workplace and the recognition has not lost it’s significance with management” said Deb Anguil, Chief Operating Officer of Anguil Environmental. “Family culture is one of our core company values. The fact that Top Workplace winners are determined by feedback from employees tells us that our team members feel a part of the family which is very important to organizational growth”

“Anguil is committed to protecting the environment with unmatched engineering, innovative equipment, guaranteed compliance and reliable service.” said Chris Anguil, President of Anguil Environmental. “None of that is possible without the dedication and hard work of our employees. On behalf of the ownership at Anguil, I want to thank them for all they do for the company and our customers.”

The complete list of winners can be found on Jsonline.com.

See what it is like to be an Anguil Employee.

Anguil Celebrates a Major Milestone

Milwaukee, WI: Starting an environmental company in the late 1970’s was not nearly as well received as it would be today, but Gene Anguil, Founder of Anguil Environmental Systems, persevered. Four decades later, Anguil is recognized as a worldwide leader of industrial air pollution control and wastewater treatment technologies. On August 12th, the company is hosting a 40th anniversary party that will be truly international, drawing attendees from across the United States, Asia, and Europe. Held in downtown Milwaukee, the private celebration will be one of the first events in the new wing at Discovery World overlooking Lake Michigan.

Approximately four-hundred people are expected at the Sunday evening party. Guests will consist of employees, both current and former, as well as partners, key suppliers, sales representatives and close family friends. “It’s important that we recognize the people and companies that helped us get where we are today,” said Gene. “While my wife was our first, and arguably most-important employee, there were also a lot of other vital contributors to our success.”

The night will include a multimedia presentation focused on Anguil’s Recipe for Success: Vision, Expertise, Leadership, Employees, Resilience, Fun, Community, and Family. Dinner and dancing will follow a series of speeches by key Anguil personnel. According to Chris Anguil, son of Gene and President of the company, “August 12th also happens to be Gene’s 80th birthday, so there may be some surprises”.

Throughout the past four decades, the company has celebrated countless successes, but also persevered through some challenges. Major milestones include several moves into increasingly larger facilities, the establishment of international operations, development of an extensive global sales representative network, and a continuous garnering of awards like the employee-driven Top Workplace distinction and the Environmental Business Journal Achievement Award. The tragic passing of Gene’s oldest son Jeff in 1993, then company President, was one of those challenging moments that tested the company’s resiliency while cementing the family culture that still exists today.
The 40th anniversary celebration comes at a time of widespread enthusiasm for the company’s mission and steady growth, including the hiring of several third generation Anguil employees, aggressive global sales targets, and the completion of a remodel of their corporate headquarters in Brown Deer. This investment buoys the optimism of employees and the surrounding community, looking ahead to many more years of success.

About Anguil Environmental Systems, Incorporated: Anguil provides environmental and energy solutions that ensure cleaner air and water for future generations. Company values include a commitment to customer satisfaction, high integrity, family culture, continuous improvement, a passion for excellence and organizational growth. The company is uniquely capable of supplying integrated air and water treatment solutions to the global manufacturing sector and industrial markets for environmental compliance.

On vapor combustion applications, Anguil has over four decades of experience with the design, manufacturing, service and installation of thermal and catalytic oxidizers for the destruction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), process odors and Nitrous Oxides (NOX). Anguil also specializes in energy recovery systems that reduce a company’s operating costs, lower their carbon footprint and decrease energy consumption by utilizing waste heat from manufacturing processes.

On the water side, Anguil Aqua provides turnkey water treatment systems that target solid or liquid pollutants from industrial and remediation applications. As a custom solution company, they can integrate a range of technologies with proven techniques to meet specific site challenges.

Carbon Fiber Market Drives Strong Sales

MILWAUKEE, WI: Anguil recently received the largest order in company history in the carbon fiber market, which reflects industry confidence in their state-of-the-art technical advances revolutionizing carbon fiber emissions treatment. Anguil’s air pollution abatement systems offer the industry’s most advanced technology for meeting the toughest environmental regulatory standards in the world for controlling air emissions from oxidation ovens and LT/HT carbonization furnaces.

The integrated systems draw upon an enhanced design that help customers in the industry achieve more productive operations, providing significant operating efficiency by reducing energy consumption of typical process equipment by 17%. Rich Grzanka, Vice President of Anguil, focuses on sales of carbon fiber equipment and explained the company’s market success: “Tightening of environmental air emission regulations around the world have combined with increased demand for lightweight, yet strong materials like carbon fiber, used in the manufacturing of more efficient aircraft and automobiles, to drive growth in this industry and our business.”

Anguil specializes in providing a seamless integrated systems approach to air pollution control for carbon fiber production facilities considering a three-prong approach:

  • Process Emissions – Oxidation Ovens & Carbonization Furnaces; Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN), Ammonia (NH3), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Tar, Silica
  • Abatement Equipment – Regenerative Thermal Oxidisers (RTOs), Multi Staged Direct Fired Thermal Oxidisers (MS-DFTO), Secondary Heat Recovery, Particulate Control
  • Operational & Maintenance Considerations – Designed to Maximize Up Time, Energy Efficiency and Heat Return to Process. Minimize Maintenance Time & Costs.

Anguil celebrated record-breaking sales in 2017, with the carbon fiber market playing an integral role in their success and strengthening reputation worldwide. In 2018, Anguil will continue to focus on the carbon fiber market, demonstrating their long-term commitment to developing state-of-the-art technical advances for the carbon fiber industry. Anguil representatives will be in Paris from March 6th – 8th exhibiting at JEC World 2018, a trade show uniting the global carbon fiber and composites industry. Anguil team members will be on hand throughout the conference at booth R31f to explain how their energy-efficient oxidizer systems are revolutionizing the industry and why they have the highest environmental performance on record.

Anguil Environmental Systems Receives 2017 EBJ Business Achievement Award

MILWAUKEE, WI: Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have been chosen as a 2017 Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ) award winner. EBJ, a business research publication which provides high value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry, honors several companies each year for revenue growth, acquisitions, innovative project designs, technology applications, new practice areas, social contributions and industry leadership. Anguil was honored as a bronze winner in the Midsize Firm category and was lauded for record sales in 2017, family leadership, and its global reach. Anguil celebrates 40 years in business in 2018, and over the past four decades has developed abatement technologies that control volatile organic compounds, hazardous air pollutants, process odors, nitrogen oxides and water contaminants.

“In what is widely regarded as a stable market, a number of companies exceeded the norms of low single-digit growth with double-digit growth or ambitious ventures into new practice areas or technology development,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego), publisher of Environmental Business Journal.

Anguil’s EBJ award distinction joins several other major recognitions including: Four-time “Future 50” award winner, two-time winner of WI Exporter of the Year, three-time winner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces awards, recognition by the US Chamber of Commerce as “One of the best managed companies in America,” and honored by the Small Business Association with the Jeffrey Butland Family Business Award.

The 2017 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XVI in San Diego, Calif. on March 21, 2018. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day executive retreat hosted by EBI, Inc. and 2020 Environmental Group.

Anguil Announces Record Sales Month in December of 2017

MILWAUKEE, WI: Anguil Environmental Systems, a family-owned air and water pollution control equipment supplier, closed out their sales year with a bang, announcing record breaking sales in the month of December, shattering their annual sales goals. In one week alone, they received four orders for eight systems from around the world totaling over $20,000,000 in bookings. The orders were unique in their geographic breadth, diversity of technologies, and scope of the various applications, spanning the carbon fiber, composites, converting, and semiconductor/chip manufacturing industries, underscoring the company’s versatility and adoption to global market demands. The technologies ordered included systems processing emissions ranging from 5,000 SCFM up to 200,000 SCFM and span their product offerings, including Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs), a multi-stage Direct-fired Thermal Oxidizer (DFTO), rotor concentrators coupled with Thermal Recuperative oxidizers, and heat exchanger systems. All of the orders were placed by existing customers, demonstrating the strength of Anguil’s brand reputation and enduring trust in their pollution control solutions. Anguil is celebrating 40 years in business in 2018.

Of the company’s recent success, President Chris Anguil said, “While these orders all came in one week, they reflect months, even years, of hard work and dedication to finding the best solutions for our customers. We pride ourselves on the consistent level of service we provide, and this shows our efforts pay off.”

These orders are a part of a larger trend of strong sales across all of Anguil’s product lines in December. Over $900,000 in aftermarket orders were booked. In addition, almost $1,000,000 in sales were booked for the new Anguil Aqua product line, which specializes in the treatment of industrial wastewater.

Anguil Environmental is an air pollution control, water treatment and energy recovery system provider to manufacturers for industrial applications. Over the past four decades, Anguil has developed a breadth of abatement technologies that control harmful and regulated Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), process odors, Nitrogen Oxides (NOX) and various water contaminants.

As a custom solution company, Anguil is uniquely capable of supplying and servicing integrated air and water treatment solutions to meet specific site challenges. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin U.S.A. with offices in Europe and Asia as well as an extensive network of agents located domestically and throughout the world. Anguil’s mission is to provide pollution control solutions today to help its customers remain profitable tomorrow.

Wrigley Opening Ceremony Highlights Anguil RTO

High-ranking, Wrigley officials from both China and the United States were in attendance for an opening ceremony at the Shanghai plant this past May. Members of the local Environmental Bureau and government leaders in the crowd praised the company for their efforts to reduce air pollutants like Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

The plant recently commissioned Anguil Environmental Asia to design, build and install a 55,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer or RTO. The emission abatement system is capable of destroying more than 99% of any harmful emissions coming from the gum making process. RTOs are not only effect at destroying odors and emissions but they are also known for their energy efficient operation. Through the use of ceramic media beds, the device captures waste heat from combustion to preheat incoming pollutants. At 95-97% thermal efficiency, many RTO systems like this oxidizer at Wrigley will self sustain, using no additional fuel for operation.

During the ceremony, Wrigley leaders reinforced their firm stance on environmental protection and commitment to action. All attendees then got a tour of the Anguil RTO and witnessed the system in operation. Anguil personnel were on hand to explain the capabilities and answer any questions.

Anguil Expands Environmental Offerings to Include Water Treatment Solutions

After nearly forty years in the air pollution control industry, Anguil Environmental is announcing the creation of a new water treatment division appropriately named Anguil Aqua Systems. The new initiative will leverage Anguil’s extensive engineering experience and process knowledge.

Anguil has spent the past three years researching the market, forming a technical team and expanding their knowledge of water pollution technologies and techniques before officially forming Anguil Aqua. During this time, they successfully completed several water treatment projects in the remediation and industrial manufacturing markets. Building upon these achievements, the company is uniquely positioned to provide single source responsibility for fully engineered, customized and integrated air and water treatment solutions.

For more information visit the Anguil wastewater treatment web pages.