VENTIL AQUA is an engineering company founded in September 1997 and based in Coimbra (PORTUGAL) since then, with the main goal of developing engineering solutions and equipment for industrial waste water treatment, within all industrial fields, with more than 350 depuration plants running in several countries.As a pioneer in compact Waste Water Chemical plants technology, VentilAQUA developped the Compact Unit of physical-chemical waste water treatment solutions, the VAMEC, VAMEF and VAMED units, which have proven to be an effective solution in every application around the world. As a result, industrial waste waters coming from different sources, can be easily treated or pre-treated in a simple and compact system, in order to be able to comply with sewage discharge regulations or environment discharge limits. Furthermore and most commonly, treated waters can be recovered to different industrial processes.

Company details

EN1 - Quinta dos Militares, Lote 10, Casa Meada – Antanhol , Coimbra , 3040-584 Portugal

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €


VENTIL AQUA is an engineering company founded in September 1997 and settled in Coimbra since then, brought up in partnership with Portuguese and international companies with more than 30 years of activity in waste water depuration plants engineering and other water treatment plants for human and industrial consumption.

This international environment enhanced VENTILAQUA's global thinking, regardless of language or frontiers, allowing the company to develop an international strategy for spreading its knowledge and technologies around the world.

The Company gathered all necessary technical skills, from initial characterization of environmentally hazardous situations, to the proposal of adequate technical solutions, project design and execution, manufacturing, supply, installation and start up of depuration equipments, as well as after-sales service and surveillance. All these actions are performed by highly trained and skilled technicians, most of all with chemical engineering degrees, under continuous training,  allowing VENTIL AQUA to have daily updates to its know-how.

To all, VENTILAQUA offers solutions of filtration, potabilization, industrial consumption water treatments (heating, HAVAC, boilers, exchangers, etc), chemical waste water treatments, biological waste water treatments of own design and widely experienced with a large number of customers in Portugal, Spain, EU, East Europe, México, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Marrocco, Capo Verde, Angola.

Adding to all this, VENTIL AQUA also offers a wide portfolio of oil separation and cleaning equipments, complemented with German FRIESS equipments, with innovative floating tube skimmers and electrostatic oil filters.

Global approach of VENTILAQUA to the market began with its own fundation, as it resulted from joint efforts of portuguese and international companies, besides having in its leading roles people with international working experience, therefore creating all conditions for a widespread and worldwide activity.

With an initial consolidation effort in its local market, soon VENTIL AQUA began its expansion to other markets, like Spain, Marocco and Cape Verde, also due to partnerships arranged with local agents.

In this path we can not minimize its technological partner role, with worldwide activites, but it was undoubtely its global vision thant allowed VENTIL AQUA to open its activivity to other markets despite its small human structure and financial capacities.

The conviction that there's a hole lot of opportunities round the world, an open minded and multicultural staff, with five or six spoken languages in the office, the availability of managers and directors for travelling, technical and technological capabilities, competitive prices and big  effort have been the key for this international experience success.

This growing strategy based on exportation and overseas markets is meant to be pursued for the next years, in the belief that only a global approach allows small companies, and mainly very technological ones, to win.