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Aug 07, 2019


The alliance marries Old World Industries’ depth of distribution network and commitment to excellence with Unity Envirotech’s industry-leading manufacturing standards and product quality

Northbrook, Ill. (August 7, 2019) – Old World Industries, a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality automotive and heavy-duty fluids and maker of PEAK® and BlueDEF® branded products, announced an alliance with Unity Envirotech of Illinois LLC. From a location in Henry, IL, serving primarily the commercial agriculture industry since 1964, Unity Envirotech manufactures ammonium sulfate (AMS) products in the heart of the corn belt in Henry, IL.

The alliance combines Unity Envirotech’s reputation for producing the highest quality granular and spray-grade ammonium sulfate fertilizers with Old World Industries rich distribution network and commitment to excellence. In recent years, Unity Envirotech has invested in long-term projects including facility upgrades and strategic property acquisitions where a wide range of AMS sized product can be produced, from 90 to 300 SGN.

"When stepping into any new alliance, reliability and a commitment to the highest standard is extremely important to Old World Industries," said Charles Culverhouse, CEO of Old World Industries. "Unity Envirotech is a great representation of those qualities and more. We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with the highest quality products available."

Teamed with Old World Industries, the alliance promises to yield superior quality products, reliable supply and exceptional customer service. The alliance will be led by fertilizer industry veteran Scott Vanderventer, who oversees Sales and Business Development for Old World Specialty Products, a division of Old World Industries.

"Old World Industries has demonstrated from the start that they not only value our premium products, but also the economies of our strategic location in the corn belt," says Unity COO, Kobus van der Zel. "We are looking forward to benefiting from Old World`s deep marketing knowledge, relationships and insights".

For over 47 years, Old World Industries has been a family-owned entrepreneurial company and a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality automotive and heavy-duty fluids. Today, the company is the number one supplier for antifreeze, coolant and diesel exhaust fluids in North America. PEAK and BlueDEF are high-performance brands of Old World Industries that consumers have learned to trust over the years, making them leading brands in the automotive aftermarket. For more information on Old World Industries and their family of brands, visit www.peakauto.com. For more information on Unity Envirotech of Illinois, visit www.unityillinois.com.

About Old World Industries:
Old World Industries, LLC is among the largest privately-held companies competing in the automotive aftermarket. The Northbrook, Illinois-based company enjoys a presence in various consumer product markets in 55 countries. Old World’s brands include a full line of PEAK Performance® Automotive Products including Coolant, Antifreeze, Motor Oil, Washer Fluid, Lighting and Wiper Blades; BlueDEF® Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Equipment; Victory Blue™ Diesel Exhaust Fluid; Final Charge® Heavy Duty Global Extended Life Coolant; Fleet Charge® Fully Formulated Coolant; and HERCULINER® Truck Bed Liner Kits. For more information, please visit www.owi.com.

About Unity Envirotech of Illinois:
Unity has been manufacturing premium ammonium sulfate fertilizer products from its Henry, Illinois plant since September 2017. The plant, built in 1964, has a strategic location in the heart of the corn belt which allows for unrivaled value, service and convenience to our customers.