Company introduction

Evac is the world’s leading provider of integrated water and waste management systems, as well as corrosion-protection systems, for the marine, offshore, and building industries.

About us

Evac is the world’s leading provider of integrated water and waste management systems, as well as corrosion-protection systems, for the marine, offshore, and building industries. Our cutting-edge solutions and services have been helping leading global players in these industries to significantly reduce their environmental footprint for 40 years.

With offices in 14 countries across four continents and representatives in more than 70 countries, we pride ourselves on being close to our customers wherever in the world they are located.

Our comprehensive offering includes solutions sold under well-known HEM and Cathelco brands.

Key facts

  • Established 1979
  • Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland
  • CEO: Tomi Gardemeister
  • Turnover: 156 MEUR (2018)
  • Owner: Bridgepoint


At Evac, sustainability is the cornerstone of our operations. We develop technologies that address the increasing need for innovative cleantech solutions, driven by the megatrends of climate change, the need for energy efficiency, and increasingly scarce fresh water resources.

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Amount of fresh water saved by Evac vacuum toilets since year 2000

Evac vacuum toilets significantly reduce water consumption. This figure presents the amount of water (m3) saved with Evac vacuum toilets compared to traditional gravity toilets since the beginning of year 2000.

Evac Complete Cleantech Solution offering

Evac Group is the world’s leading provider of the following systems:

  • Vacuum collection systems
  • Wastewater treatment systems
  • Ballast water management systems (BWMS)
  • Fresh water generation systems (include solutions sold under Evac, HEM and  Cathelco brands)
  • Dry and wet waste treatment systems (solutions for building industry customers sold by Bvac)
  • Marine growth prevention systems (MGPS) (sold under Cathelco brand)
  • Corrosion protection systems (sold under Cathelco brand).

Leading expertise supported

Our in-house product development team continuously develops new systems and refines existing ones, while our technology specialists support customer engineering teams to find the most appropriate solutions for their specific needs.

We offer our customers the combined benefits of a global supply chain and local flexibility. Regardless of where a vessel, offshore installation, or building is located, we can provide expert service, cost-effective sourcing, and efficient delivery of spare parts.

Certified operations

We work closely with relevant authorities and standards bodies, and our systems meet and often exceed the requirements of the relevant global and local environmental regulations. Our operations are ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems), and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems) certified.

Financially solid partner

We serve customers around the globe in a range of different industries, which brings stability to our operations. Our financial growth reflects the continuing expansion of our product offering. In 2018, our turnover was 156 MEUR.

Tomi Gardemeister, CEO and President, Evac Group

Evac Group Management Team

Members of the Evac Group Management Team

  • Tomi Gardemeister, CEO, chairman
  • Tiiu Coughlin, SVP, Human Resources
  • Dominique Gosnet, Building Business Area President
  • Lauri Laaksonen, CTO
  • Tomas Michelsson, Merchant and Offshore Business Area President
  • Ken Postle, Services Business Area President
  • Justin Salisbury, EVP, Group M&A Projects / Managing Director, Cathelco Group
  • Reinhard Schiebeler, Chief Transformation Officer and Deputy CEO
  • James Sutherland, Sales Director, Cathelco
  • Reinhard Schiebeler, COO (ad interim)
  • Tuomo Valkonen, CFO, secretary


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This green district project in the Netherlands includes innovative and sustainable technologies for water and energy saving. Each of the 225 homes is equipped with one or two Evac vacuum toilets for low water consumption and high black water concentration. The houses also have Qua-Vac food waste disposers and all the services are connected to […]

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