Atec Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
For more than 25 years, Atec works in the field of design and manufacturing of water treatment systems. Both in process water and waste water treatment for industrial applications and in drinking water treatment filtration is our core competency. In membrane filtration we cover the fields of micro, ultra and nanofiltration with our distinct filtration systems. Our very energy saving filtrations systems allow you to reduce operating and waste disposal costs in your industrial production process through recycling of process baths and fluids. The reuse of the cleaned fluid leads to savings on water consumption, waste water, chemical and energy consumption ans saves the environment.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water Treatment
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
In both of its buisiness areas, control engineering and environmental engineering, Atec Neu-Ulm provides high quality products and services. Design and manufacturing of our plants are made by our experienced team and take place in our headquartes in Neu-Ulm, Germany. For installations, commissioning and after sales services Atec has its own experienced engineers and technicians. So all Atec solutions are entirely “Made in Geramany”.
The internal quality management system of Atec is certified according to the new DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.
As a manufacturer of membrane filtration systems, we are an active member of the German Society for Membrane Technology e.V. (DGMT).
In 1991 Atec Automatisierungstechnik GmbH was founded in the city of Neu-Ulm in southern Germany. The company focuses on the automation of industrial plants (e.g. assembly lines in the automotive industry). Today Atec Control Engineering is an established and well-known service provider for car manufacturers and their suppliers as well as for other companies from different industrial areas.1992 – Atec Environmental Engineering
In 1992 Atec opend up its business division Environmental Engineering with the patenting of a filter system for industrial process and waste water. Since then Atec developed and patented further systems and components in the field of cross-flow filtration. Today the most installed filter types are the cartridge filter, tube filter, and Minitube. Atec provides the whole service for the process engineering of solutions for industrial process and waste water treatment. The service portfolio includes the design, installation, commissioning and after sales services.
As a specialist for membrane based water treatment we are a member of the German Society for Membrane Technology.2003 – Representations in Switzerland and Italy
Since its foundation the company executed projects in other European countries. To optimize the sales activities for our products and services outside Germany we have representatives in Switzerland and Italy.2011 – Foundation of GTWE German Technology
The company GTWE German Technology for Water and Energy was founded in 2011 to push on the internationalization of the business activities of Atec. Since then step by step GTWE takes over the international business from Atec outside Geramany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy in the field of environmental engineering.2013 – Foundation of a branch in Costa Rica – GTWE German Technology S.R.L.
Because of the high market potential in the field of water treatment in Central and South America in 2013 Atec took one step more towards internationalization. In March 2013 the company GTWE German Technology S.R.L. was founded in San José, Costa Rica. Today GTWE focuses on the development of the Costa Rican market as well as projects in other Central American countries. Due to the market characteristics of this region GTWE provides solutions for industrial water treatment, drinking water treatment and municipal waste water treatment as well.
Atec and GTWE are members of the German Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce.
Since 2016 GTWE provides drinking water filter for residencial an comercial applications through the GTWE Hogar – Online Store.2016 – Manufacturing of drinking water treatment systems
The importance of membrane filtration (micro and ultrafiltration) is increasing globally. Traditionally membrane filtration is used for removal of bacteria and turbidity from surface and ground water, sometimes combined with a prior physical-chemical pretreatment. Also there is an increasing demand this technology due to more and more seawater desalination plants using reverse osmosis which require robust and sturdy MF / UF pretreatmet of the raw water.
In 2016 Atec delivered the first drinking water treatment plant completely mounted inside a 20 foot standard container to a customer in Iran. In 2017 and 2018 further projects followed in the field of driniking water treatment. Among others, sturdy small scale units for mobile drinking water supply in disaster and emergency areas.
Filtration systems by Atec are used many different applications and for filtering different kind of media. Despite this versatility of our technology there are certain standard applications in which Atec filtration systems are applied very often and successfully:
- Treatment of degreasing and rinsing baths in the parts cleaning process
- Treatment of wastewater from slide grinding / vibratory finishing
- Compact drinking water treatment plants installed inside a container
- Treatment of phosphating baths
- Treatment of rinsing baths by means of nanofiltration
- Treatment and recycling of caustic soda solutions / lye
- Treatments of destillate from vacuum destillation
- Process and waste water treatment in the food and beverage industry
- Water treatment in the photovoltaic (PV) industry
- Selective heavy metal removal and metal recovery from acidic wastewater
- Retrofitting of MBR technology for exisiting activated sludge plants