Veolia Water Technologies specializes in technological solutions and provides the complete range of services required to design, build, maintain and upgrade water and wastewater treatment facilities for industrial clients and public authorities.
VWS Deutschland GmbH and its brands Berkefeld, ELGA and Krüger WABAG are part of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, an internationally leading company in water treatment.
The planning, engineering and manufacturing of drinking, process, and waste water treatment plants is our expertise. As a design & build company, and a specialized water treatment provider we develop solutions tailored to the specific needs of public authorities and industrial customers.
The headquarter of VWS Deutschland GmbH is located in Celle near Hanover. Our premises include the largest international manufacturing facility for water treatment systems of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, as well as a laboratory for water analyses.
Our professional competence is based on more than 115 years of experience with future-proof teatment processes and technologies, innovative system designs and reliable plant components. Our work is based on the highest quality standards - guaranteed by our DIN ISO 9001:2000 certificate. We offer high-quality on-site support for all of our technologies. In Germany alone, our extensive network has more than 80 sales and service specialists.
VWS Deutschland with its brands Berkefeld, ELGA and Krüger WABAG have implemented an effective quality management system certified based on the ISO 9001:2000 standards. The company's Environmental Management System is certified according to ISO 14001:2004. Furthermore, our Safety Management is in line with SCC** version 2006, which is documented by our certificate.
Wilhelm Berkefeld developed filter cartridges and created the first Berkefeld filters in porcelain finish, that were adapted for the filtration of drinking water, especially for the reduction of germs. This Berkefeld filter was successfully applied during the cholera epidemic in Hamburg in 1892, the year, when Wilhelm Berkefeld founded his company.
A comprehensive range of water treatment solutions
From the first activities which were concentrated on potable water, a complete programme of products, processes and equipment concepts for the whole range of water treatment were developed.
Engineering & production based in Celle
The company Berkefeld-Filter was family-owned until 1978 and became part of the SIHI group (Siemens & Hirsch) afterwards. Shortly after Berkefeld moved its headquarters to the current location at Lückenweg in Celle where its facilities include offices as well as production and storage buildings.
Part of the world-leader in water services
2004 Berkefeld became part of the Veolia Water Group, the world-leader in water services, and traded under the name ELGA Berkefeld GmbH. Together with Krüger WABAG, ELGA LabWater, RWO, Aquantis and Gütling the company forms the German arm of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, a world-wide leading provider of water treatment technology.
In Oktober 2009 the companies ELGA Berkefeld GmbH and Krüger WABAG GmbH merged and since then operate together unter the name of VWS Deutschland GmbH.