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Aquachem was developed in 1997 by Kieran Coleman to offer a fresh and innovative approach to water treatment in Ireland. Kieran was the first person in Ireland to put together water management check lists and water safety contracts in order to ensure very detailed water risk assessments were carried out. Kieran had 43 years’ experience in industrial and building services water treatment. He also had 38 years’ experience in business management. Kieran passed away in February 2018, but his water treatment legacy lives on in the first-class customer service, quality products and pro-active approach offered by Aquachem. 

Kieran, together with his team of specialist water technicians created a standardised check list for building owners to comply with in order to offer their building users access to safe water. Kieran also lobbied the Irish government to produce a set of guidelines, his manuals and detailed water safety and risk assessment formed the basis for the water safety legislation which was introduced in Ireland in 2005.*  

 

*The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (S.I. No. 10 of 2005)

Aquachem by Numbers 

  • 9,000+ hotel bedrooms managed by Aquachem to ensure the safe delivery of water to hotel guests 
  • 43 hotels under management 
  • 500 clients 
  • 50+ Factories 
  • 10+ Private Hospitals 
  • 25+ Pharmaceutical Manufacturing plants  
  • 6 scientists  
  • 15 staff 
  • 3 water management training centres (Dublin, Galway, Cork) 

Shane Coleman

Director

Shane joined AquaChem in 2000 and has 20 years’ experience in both industrial and building services water treatment. Shane has been directly involved in business management for the last 15 years and is a member of the Association of Water Technologies and the Water Management Society. Shane has been instrumental in helping customers to reduce their carbon footprints by switching from liquid to solid chemical treatment products. 

Shane Neylon

C.E.O 

Shane brings over 15 years’ experience working in the Facility Management industry to his role as CEO. He took the opportunity to set up and grow a new division in a leading Irish Facility Management company to provide specialist services to the construction, pharmaceutical and data centre sectors. This successful venture secured revenues that grew the company by more than 30% in less than three years. Shane moved into the role of Commercial Director while completing his MBA at NUI Galway. Most recently Shane has become a member of the Water Management Society and developed a keen interest in the development of water system maintenance in Ireland. Shane is enthusiastic in his new role as CEO of Aquachem and the future of water management in Ireland. 

Barry Higgins

Operations Director 

Barry joined Aquachem in 2006 and has 13 years of extensive field-based technical sales experience in the water treatment industry.  Barry’s background in Science allows him to offer an analytical approach to water treatment. He has a unique ability to problem solve.  Barry prides himself on building long lasting customer relationships. 

Ciara Leddy

Office Manager 

Ciara joined Aquachem in 2014 as part of the administration team. Since then Ciara has had many opportunities to grow with the company, learning different aspects of the business and becoming office supervisor in 2016. She enjoys developing relationships with Aquachems customers and suppliers. Ciara is the Quality Management Representative at Aquachem and takes great pride in keeping quality and operational procedures at the highest standard 

Protect

Protect the health and safety of all personnel while ensuring maximum efficiency of all systems which use water. 

Reduce and Re-cycle

Reduce and re-cycle water to ensure clean heat exchange surfaces which help customers to reduce their water and energy costs allowing them to operate their systems more efficiently 

Environment

Protect the environment. 

Our Philosophy

Aquachem is an Irish owned, family run, green water management company with 40+ years’ experience delivering tailored water treatment services for industries, buildings, nursing homes, pharmaceutical laboratories and factories from the time the water enters until it leaves a site.  

Aquachem has grown into the leading provider of Legionella control in Ireland. We provide customers with an inhouse designed water treatment software solution. With over 500 sites nationally, Aquachem has a national team of water treatment specialists which are focused on designing and delivering tailored water management solutions to each customer. We assist companies in maintaining water hygiene standards whilst protecting the health of people working in and visiting these premises. 

Our Services

Treatment of Steam Boilers

Treatment of Cooling Towers

Treatment of Closed Systems

Chemicals

Equipment

Cleaning and Disinfectants

Water Sampling

Aquachem is an Irish owned, family run, green water management company with 40+ years’ experience delivering tailored water treatment services across Ireland.