Acquisitions in brief
In order to strengthen our know-how and market position, and to expand our offering, we have acquired several businesses during our long and successful history.
Envirovac, Electrolux Environment division (1985)
Envirovac Inc. was a company operating in the USA and Canada that served the aviation, marine, building, and railroad industries. Evac, under the name Evak, acquired the company from Electrolux in an important merger that resulted in the formation of Evac Group.
AquaMar GmbH (1999)
With this acquisition, we entered the marine biological wastewater treatment business. By refining designs, combining treatment technology with vacuum waste collection, and exposing the local product to global supply chains, Evac Group quickly became one of the world’s leading suppliers of marine biological waste treatment systems.
Norsk Inova (2007)
Norsk Inova AS was a Norwegian provider of dry and wet waste management systems for the marine and offshore industries. The company’s origins date back to 1979 with the installation of the world’s first three-deck incinerator system on the luxury cruise liner SS Norway.
Triton Water maritime business (2012)
With the acquisition of Triton Water’s maritime business, our offering grew to include seawater desalination units using reverse osmosis (RO), as well as potable water treatment equipment using mineralization and disinfection. These solutions were designed particularly for large passenger vessels.
Headworks – moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) technology (2014)
After successfully developing our world-leading membrane bioreactor (MBR) waste treatment technology, we expanded our portfolio with Headworks’ moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) technology, which included cruise ship-sized treatment systems. Headworks’ MBBR technology came in turn from their acquisition of Hydroxyl Services Inc. of Canada, a leading provider of MBBR and integrated fix-film activated sludge (IFAS) technologies for the marine wastewater industry since 1993.
Deerberg-Systems GmbH (2015)
Germany-based Deerberg-Systems was a developer and producer of solid, wet, and food waste systems. Its acquisition brought with it solutions for a wide variety of marine applications, including cruise ships, ferries, naval vessels, luxury yachts, river cruise vessels, offshore vessels and platforms, as well as merchant ships. The company was founded in 1982 and was based in Oldenburg, Germany.
Uson Marine (2016)
This Swedish provider of dry and food waste management systems for the marine and offshore industries was founded in 1983. At the time of its acquisition, Uson Marine AS had offices in Sweden, Norway, and Holland.
Cathelco Group (2018)
Established in 1956, Cathelco Group, including also Hydro-Electrique Marine (HEM) and Echo Marine, was headquartered in Chesterfield, England, with sales offices in the UK, France, India, Singapore, South Korea, UAE, and Spain, as well as an R&D center in Kiel, Germany and manufacturing units in the UK and France. The Group had 176 employees and sales agents in 46 countries.
Transvac Systems (2019)
Transvac Systems, based near the South coast of England, were distributors of Evac products for more than 38 years, prior to becoming a member of the Cathelco Group in January 2019. The acquisition of Transvac supports Evac’s future growth in the navy and offshore sectors where the company has developed excellent customer relationships. They also have experience in the sale of ballast water treatment equipment, an important asset in supporting the Evac Evolution BWMS in the years ahead.
Virtus GmbH (2019)
Virtus GmbH is a German company which specializes in spare parts and servicing of all types of waste, wastewater and vacuum sanitary systems for ships and offshore platforms. Since 1977, Virtus has developed strong customer relationships with shipyards in the Elbe-Weser triangle which includes the ports of Hamburg, Bremen and Bremerhaven.