Gottlieb Hupfer, CEO of EnviroChemie, reports that the first three quarters of 2014 have gone very well for the EnviroChemie Group. Despite a downturn in transactions with Russia, which traditionally make up a large share of business, the level of incoming orders is well on target. Overall performance has improved compared to the prior year and the forecast for the whole year is set at approximately EUR 100 million. The company is very satisfied with these results, which are not usually reported in detail.
For 2015, the company has undertaken a comprehensive investment programme. Construction of a new mixing and bottling plant for flocculation agents and other liquid products for the treatment of water, wastewater and cooling systems is already under way. This new plant, being built in Rossdorf near Darmstadt on a greenfield site, will replace the plant technology at the Mainz site, which is too small and outdated.
At the same time, a new water and wastewater technology centre is being constructed at Rossdorf for pilot and laboratory tests for our own research and development with a total area of 500 sq m.
At the Westerburg location a new plant is in the planning stages that will regenerate ion exchange resins using various cutting-edge resin regeneration and purification processes, as well as the latest chemicals supply and wasterwater technology. The new plants will more than double the company's capacity.