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Gurtler Acquires OMNI Solutions UV Technology for Tunnel Systems

Rebranding under Gurtler Vis•Tex™ family of equipment

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — Gurtler Industries, a manufacturer of advanced detergents, specialty chemicals and injection systems for the commercial laundry industry based here, reports that it has signed an agreement with OMNI Solutions to acquire full rights to OMNI’s SULAOS, Smart Ultraviolet Light Advanced Oxidation System.

Under the agreement, Gurtler will own the SULAOS technology exclusively for the tunnel system markets across the world. 

Gurtler says it will also partner with OMNI’s current users of its technology in existing tunnel systems. 

“We are very pleased to be able to acquire this technology,” says Greg Gurtler, president. “The Omni UV System enhances the oxidation process in tunnels, increases stain removal and whiteness, and most importantly, significantly reduces microbial contamination in the tunnel.” 

Gurtler says it will be rebranding the system under the Gurtler Vis•Tex™ family of equipment and dispensing systems. 

The system is designed for today’s modern tunnel washers and will be renamed the Vis•Tex Omni UV Tunnel System, the company shares.

The system treats press water with a combination of potent oxidizers and ultraviolet light and returns the treated water to the rinse zone, virtually eliminating organic contaminants, which provides reduced microbial contamination in the rinse zone. 

Two years ago, Gurtler and OMNI Solutions entered into an exclusive marketing/distribution agreement for the SULAOS equipment. 

“The decision to fully acquire this UV Tunnel System technology was a natural outgrowth of our exclusive distribution agreement,” says Matt Wenzel, executive vice president of Gurtler. “Over the last two years, Gurtler has learned about the major benefits of this exclusive technology and how to best adapt it to today’s tunnel operations and the market’s needs.” 

Under the terms of the agreement, Gurtler will take responsibility for the existing Omni UV Tunnel Systems in the market.  

Wenzel adds, “Gurtler will be contacting all of the current users of the UV system in their tunnels and reviewing their operations to make sure they are taking full advantage of this unique technology’s capabilities.”

“We are excited about the adoption of this technology by Gurtler,” OMNI Solutions founding member Andrew Rupnow says. “We look forward to working with their talented team throughout this process to ensure a smooth transition for our existing SULAOS customers.

“Gurtler’s advanced support infrastructure and deep knowledge in the commercial laundry industry will help advance this technology to the next level. OMNI will continue focusing on its primary business, the LUX™ UV Laundry Program, and would like to sincerely thank the Gurtler team for their continued partnership and support over the years.”

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