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Klen International

Established in WA: 1971
36 Hemisphere Street, NEERABUP, 6031
+61 (0)8 9306 8900
KLEN International specialises in the manufacture and supply of fire assay fluxes to the mining and geochemical assay laboratory markets worldwide. It has become the largest manufacturer and supplier of Fire Assay Flux in the world. KLENInternational became part of the VWR group based in USA in late 2012. VWR is a major supplier to the laboratory market. The company's origins ca be traced to Bunbury in 1971, where it focused on manufacturing of specialty detergents and sanitisers for the food and beverage processing industries. In 1984, the business was purchased by the Perth-based McGuire Corporation, also a producer of specialty detergents as well as other products such as sealers and fertiliserswhich also went on to purchase the small manufacturing and trading operation, CIC Chemicals. CIC was involved in the mining and assay industries and traded in commodities such as cyanide and, most significantly, manufactured fire assay flux and the supplies of fire assay consumables to the mining industry and assay laboratories.In 1999,the single trading name of KLEN International which embarked on an aggressive expansion program to take its products to the world. The success of KLEN in the global fire assay market attracted the attention of other laboratory supply companies and in 2012, American based VWR International was successful in acquiring the fire assay division of KLEN. In July 2014 KLEN relocated to a new, custom built facility in Neerabup, Western Australia.
Bio last updated 07 Feb 2017

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