Dinex acquired Ecocat in 2013 turning Ecocat into Dinex Ecocat Oy. With the acquisition, the Dinex Group became the exclusive owner of all technologies and knowhow of Ecocat.
Any business relations engaged in by Dinex and Dinex Ecocat does not involve any sharing of technology or knowhow as Dinex wishes to solely control and protect its valuable knowhow.
Since Ecocat was started in 1994, Ecocat has been developing great competences within metal and ceramics substrates as well as wash coats for SCR, DPF, CNG and DOC.
Ecocat was started by the chemical group Kemira, and has since been owned by different private equities until Dinex acquired the company in 2013.
The acquisition of Ecocat has brought valuable knowhow to Dinex on catalytic converters and particulate filters for diesel and gas-powered engines. This has enabled Dinex to differentiate significantly from competitors by offering customers a complete emission system manufactured by one supplier, namely Dinex, thus saving customer’s time on coordinating with several suppliers.
Ecocat employed approx. 60 employees at the time it was acquired by Dinex. During Dinex’ ownership, the number of employees has increased to approx. 90 employees. Coating and substrate processes has also
been introduced at Dinex facilities in China and US.
A) Ecocat Italia S.r.l.
Ecocat Italia functions as a contract partner to Dinex for wash coat deliveries.
Ecocat Italia (before 2012 Ecocat Italy) became an independent company from Ecocat just before Dinex acquired Ecocat and has no technology relations to Dinex. The relationship between Dinex and Ecocat Italia is a customer-supplier relationship where Dinex supplies coating materials to be used in the products of Ecocat Italia.
Ecocat Italia S.r.l. are servicing the small engine segment and is producing for aftermarket small engine passenger cars.
B) Ecocat India
Dinex exited its joint venture relationship with Ecocat India in the middle of 2016.
Dinex has had a joint venture relationship with Ecocat India which is part of the Vikas Group. The joint venture relationship was established to engage in catalyst business among Indian OEMs.
Dinex owns the technologies and after the exit, there is no relationship between Dinex Ecocat and the former joint venture.
C) Nanjing Ikakat Environmental Protection Technology Co. Ltd.
The relationship between Dinex and Nanjing Ikakat is a customer-supplier relationship. The relation does not include any technology relations as Dinex only supply products to Nanjing Ikakat.
Nanjing Ikakat Environmental Protection Technology Co. Ltd. is located in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. The company is family owned by Mr. Hu and produces components for passenger cars.