Flottweg is one of the worldwide leading solution providers in the field of mechanical separation technology. Our decanters, disc stack centrifuges and belt presses exclusively manufactured in Germany are the preconditions for high efficiency in production and outstanding quality of our customers’ end products. In the petrochemical, chemical, pharmazeutical and the food industry but also in the field of mining as well as in the environmental area for the treatment of waste water or oil sludges – Flottweg’s premium products and systems work successfully everywhere. Thousands of satisfied customers all around the world are our best reference. For more than 60 years Flottweg have been developing and producing decanter centrifuges, separators, belt presses, and systems considered extremely powerful and reliable. In many industrial areas, they handle key functions in the clarification of liquids, separation of liquid mixtures, and concentrating and dewatering.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water Filtration and Separation
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- Over 1000
- 100,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 €
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Success based on competence, responsibility and respect. These values determine our day-to-day work, the way we approach challenges, and how we conduct ourselves with our customers, business partners and colleagues.Competence
Our competence is the basis for the performance of our employees and thus for our success. As specialists in separation technology, we offer our customers solid advice in all applications to achieve the best solutions.Responsibility
Every employee should take responsibility for Flottweg with his or her actions. Each individual should always act as if Flottweg is his or her own company; customer orientation and cost awareness are paramount.Respect
Ethically correct and fair treatment of customers, business partners and colleagues are musts for us at all times. Respect generates a climate of esteem, fairness and recognition.Proud of our commitment
As a socially responsible company, Flottweg supports social institutions, education, science, sports, culture and the environment with both monetary donations and donations in kind.
No matter whether we are a company that takes on trainees, whether we are a sponsor or a member of an association: Flottweg‘s various forms of commitment have been awarded several times.
Since Flottweg was founded, our passion has been to design, plan, and build machines. Our passion for technology started with the manufacture of aircraft engines and motorcycles, and since 1956 has continued with the development and production of industrial centrifuges, belt presses, and systems.
We produce and develop our Flottweg Machines and Complete Solutions exclusively at our location in Vilsbiburg, Germany. All our decanter centrifuges, separators, belt presses, and systems are quality Made in Germany.
The centrifuges, belt presses, and systems are used in a wide variety of industrial sectors.Satisfied customers are our success
Flottweg has gathered a huge body of knowledge about separation technology over decades.
We use that knowledge every day for the success of our customers. Based on our technology and experience, we strive to offer the best solution on the market.
With our own Flottweg offices in Cologne and Leipzig, our customers in the German market have a contact on site at any time.
Globally, Flottweg offers competent consulting and quick, reliable customer service with 12 other subsidiaries and representatives in nearly every country in the world. Our sales and service stations stay in close contact with Flottweg Vilsbiburg to ensure short communication pathways while handling projects.The people behind the success
About 770 employees work at Flottweg in Germany. We pass our Flottweg Know-How down from generation to generation. Since 1946, we have our own teaching workshop at our headquarters in Vilsbiburg, in which our apprentices can learn their future careers in a practical setting.
Building careers in the company is more than just an interesting development opportunity for Flottweg. We see it as a clear challenge to everyone to bring their own knowledge, engagement, and personality into the company. Because our know-how and our employees always stand behind the success of our customers.
Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc. is dedicated to centrifuges supply and service support in the United States.
Flottweg Separation Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. is responsible for sales and customer service for our centrifuges and belt presses in China.
Our subsidiary Flottweg Moscow markets our decanter centrifuges, separators, belt presses, and systems on the Russian market, as well as offering all our services.
Flottweg France is your contact for decanters, belt presses, and disk stack centrifuges.
Flottweg Polska (headquartered in Warsaw) markets our centrifuges and systems in Poland, offering highly qualified Flottweg Service.
Veronesi Separatori (in Bologna) offers sales and customer service for our industrial centrifuges.
Flottweg Peru (located in Lima) handles the sales and service of decanters, separators, and belt presses on the South American market.
Flottweg México S.A. de C.V. (in Metepec) sells our centrifuges and systems for many applications on the Mexican market.
Flottweg Australia sells decanter centrifuges, separators, and belt presses on the Australian market. They also handle consulting, service, and repairs.
Flottweg Separation Technology Canada, ULC markets our centrifuges, belt presses and systems on the Canadian market.
Consulting, sales and service for our centrifuges and systems on the Brazilian market.
Dr. Georg Bruckmayer aquires the rights of the protected name 'Flottweg' and founds the engine factory 'Flottweg-Motoren-Werke'.
1943 Moved to Vilsbiburg
The bombing of Munich during the Second World War forced the company to move to Vilsbiburg, some 60 km north-east of the city. After the Second World War, the company produced precision parts for the printing industry.
1956 Flottweg decanter
In the 1950s, the company began developing the first centrifuges as a second business sector. The first Flottweg Decanter, known as type Z1, was delivered to BASF AG, Ludwigshafen in 1956.
In 1984, the US-based group Bird Machine, Inc. acquired majority shares in the Flottweg family business. Bird Machine, Inc. was majority owner of Flottweg for four years.1988 Krauss-Maffei Munich became the new majority shareholder
In 1988, Flottweg's majority shareholder changed. From 1988 to 2002, Flottweg belonged to Munich-based Krauss-Maffei. Flottweg grew internationally during this time.1989 Flottweg established international sales and service offices in France & Russia
In 1990, additional sales and service offices opened in the US, England and China.1998 Acquired Veronesi Spa Bologna
In 1998, Flottweg acquired Italian separator manufacturer Veronesi. Initially, the separators were manufactured in Italy. Meanwhile, Flottweg produces exclusively at the Vilsbiburg location in Germany.
In 1999, the former sales office in Shanghai, China, became a subsidiary. Thus, Flottweg China can reflect on a 20-year history.
In 2002, Flottweg regained independence. Flottweg's management bought the majority of company shares.
Following its independence, a subsidiary was founded in Mexico in 2003: Flottweg México S.A. de C.V.2007 Flottweg AG | Founding of Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc., USA
The former KGaG began operating as 'Flottweg AG' from 2007 and is now a non-listed, family-owned, joint-stock company.
Also in 2007, the US sales office became a subsidiary, the Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc. - the largest subsidiary in the Flottweg Group.
Four years later, another subsidiary was founded: Flottweg Australia Pty. Ltd.
The transformation to Flottweg SE was completed with the 2012 entry in the commercial register. The company formed formed a new entity named SE, Societas Europaea (also known as Europa AG) as a legal entity in the European Union. Flottweg increased its international corporate size to an unprecedented level. With the transformation to SE, Flottweg supported the European idea and further integration of its European subsidiaries.
In the same year, Flottweg added a further subsidiary in Brazil: Flottweg do Brasil.
For long-term stability and independence, Flottweg shareholders have transferred their shares to two family trusts. Shares of the company were already held by the charitable trust known as the Bruckmayer Foundation. As a result, all Flottweg shares are now owned by three trusts and thus a cross-generation continuation of the company is assured.
In 2015, Brazil was followed by another branch in South America, more precisely in Peru: Flottweg Peru SAC.
In 2016, the Vilsbiburg headquarters expanded. Since the management buyout in 2002, Flottweg has invested more than € 60 million in the site.
In 2017, Flottweg Polska Sp. z.o.o. was established. The branch in Warsaw, Poland, was opened to improve service to local customers.
In 2018, the company made its largest investment in its history. Construction began on a new plant at the Vilsbiburg site. With the Works II, located in Lower Bavaria, the company is committed to its long-term brand promise and quality made in Germany.
Our markets and products, employees and successes expressed in numbers, data and facts. 11 branches and more than 50 sales and service stations ready to support you. We not only strive to offer first-class support in the selection and design of our systems, but are also there for you after commissioning - in more than 100 countries around the world.Headquartered in Vilsbiburg, Germany
We design and manufacture our decanter centrifuges, separators and belt presses only in Vilsbiburg. German-manufactured quality is just one of many reasons why Flottweg is the top choice of our customers.
Dr. Georg Bruckmayer acquired the trademark rights to the Flottweg-Motoren-Werke in 1932.
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In 2021, 237 million Euros in revenue was generated through the manufacturing and sales of our machines, systems and services.More than 80% export share
Our machines and systems are in use worldwide - from Germany to Hawaii and all the way to Alaska.
About 900 employees work at the company headquarters in Vilsbiburg, Germany. This includes roughly 66 trainees and interns.Over 50 service centers in more than 100 countries
With 50 sales offices, we serve customers in over 100 countries around the world.11 branches from USA to Brazil
In addition to Flottweg SE headquartered in Vilsbiburg, Germany, the Flottweg Group has 11 offices located in Europe, Asia, the United States and Australia.
Find one of our global locations near you.
Flottweg is a registered trademark of Flottweg SE. In addition many of our products and services are registered or filed trademarks of the Flottweg Group. E.g. Tricanter®, Sedicanter®, Sorticanter®, Flottweg HTS Decanter®, Recuvane®, Soft Shot®, Simp Drive®, Simp Control®
Our claim “Engineered for Your Success” expresses our brand promise in its briefest form. At Flottweg, we give our all to ensure our customers achieve measurably better results with us. Whether pursuing a goal of improving cost-effectiveness, increasing efficiency, achieving better process reliability or simply maximizing separation results. Ultimately, only one thing matters to us: the success of our customers.Our capabilities and our knowledge for your success
Promising our customers the best possible separation results means knowing the needs of each customer, each application and each Flottweg employee. Flottweg knows the factors our customers use to measure their success – and continues to learn more daily. We achieve this by working with motivated, engaged employees who identify with our goals and the goals of our customers. We create the conditions that make this possible by empowering our employees to achieve high performance.
In addition, we have:
- Top product quality made in Germany
- 60 years of experience in separation technology
- Comprehensive process and application knowledge
- Particularly robust machines
German Design Award 2018
Flottweg received the German Design Award 2018 for its new operating concept for the control system of decanters, separators and belt presses, called InGo.
German Excellence Award 2019
Flottweg was given the German Excellence Award 2019 for its innovative Xelletor series.
Innovation competition SMAGUA
The Xelletor series by Flottweg has been awarded the 'technical innovation' seal of approval at this year's SMAGUA water trade show.
German Innovation Award 2019
Flottweg was awarded the German Innovation Award 2019 for its Xelletor series.
We are firmly convinced that the long-term stability and continuity of our company can only be ensured by the high quality of our products and processes.
The safety of our products and solutions is an essential component of our mechanical engineering philosophy. The application of guidelines and standards allows us to offer our customers maximum quality and safety and deliver optimal performance. This approach is the basis for the development of safe machines and plants when added to our years of experience and excellent engineering practices. All Flottweg products are designed and manufactured exclusively in Germany.
Our DIN EN ISO 9001-compliant quality management system controls all significant procedures, processes, legal and official regulations, and state-of-the-art methods. In regular audits and management reviews, we use metrics to ensure the effectiveness of our QM system and the continuous improvement of our processes. Flottweg is certified by Lloyd's Register
A healthy and motivated workforce plays a key role in Flottweg’s economic success. The ISO 45001 standard provides a framework to identify, to proactively minimize and to eliminate potential and existing risks within the workplace.
As an internationally active manufacturer of decanters, belt presses, separators and systems for solid-liquid separation, our primary goals are to protect the health of our employees and to ensure a safe working environment. We are committed to eliminating hazards and reducing the risk of accidents, injuries and work-related illness. To continuously improve our occupational health and safety management, we integrate health and safety management into our work processes.
The introduction of the role of “Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)“ is a key element of the EU security concept. Flottweg is an Authorized Economic Operator: Our AEO status assures you simplified customs conditions and therefore quicker expedition.
- DIN EN ISO 9001:2018 Certificate
- Veronesi Separatori DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 Certificate
- ISO 45001 Certificate
- Commerzbank PD Ranking
- Flottweg Guidelines (Code of Conduct)
- Health and safety policy
- Conformity declaration 1, Flottweg Moscow
- Conformity declaration 2, Flottweg Moscow
- State ecological appraisal, Flottweg Moscow
Flottweg is one of the worldwide leading solution providers in the field of mechanical separation technology. Our decanters, disc stack centrifuges and belt presses exclusively manufactured in Germany are the preconditions for high efficiency in production and outstanding quality of our customers’ end products.
Well-known companies, groups, and institutions all over the world use Flottweg Separation Technology. For many years, we have supported our customers in many applications and we work daily to make them even more successful.