Founded in 1903 by chemists Irving Bull and Alfred Roberts, Waltron has a long history of expertise in water chemistry management. The company started as an analytical and consulting laboratory in lower Manhattan in New York City – a perfect location to sample, analyze, and make recommendations for the boiler water of the many steamships that are called in to the major seaport there. In fact, our company pioneered the first modern boiler water treatment program, including the first nuclear water chemistry program on a commercial ship, and at one point had nearly half of the US merchant fleet under contract.
Our expertise in drinking water also goes back to the original company, which introduced drinking water chlorination before the first American city-wide chlorination system was installed. Since then, we have been at the forefront of many related innovations, including the first successful chemical treatment of large land-based desalination plants, the first ultraviolet drinking water purifiers accepted by the US Public Health Service, the first widely used oil pollution monitor, and potable water chlorinators for military field applications
Today, the Waltron Group comprises the following entities:
Waltron Bull & Roberts, LLC (Flemington NJ): Our Group headquarters is located about mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia; here we manufacture certain water quality instruments, as well as reagents and standards for all of our products.
Waltron BV (Assen, Netherlands): Located in northeast Netherlands, this is the site of our European Sales and Support Centre. From here, we arrange shipments of parts and supplies for customers throughout the Europe – Middle East – Africa (EMEA) Region.
Waltron China (Gaobeidian, China): Located in Hebei Province, this is the main sales and support entity for Waltron customers in China. An additional facility was opened in 2018 in Chengdu to support Waltron’s customers in Southern China.
Affiliates: Waltron has partner manufacturing operations in several European locations, including Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. We constantly monitor and oversee the performance of these sites to ensure that they produce at the same high quality as our own location.