01.11.2021 – 13:30
Ovivo Inc.; Cembrane
Ovivo Inc. (“Ovivo”), a global provider of equipment, technology and systems for water and wastewater treatment, is pleased to announce that Cembrane A / S (“Cembrane”) has joined the Ovivo Group.
Cembrane was founded in 2014 and is based in Lynge, Denmark. The company manufactures a unique patented silicon carbide (“SiC”) flat membrane that is used by water and wastewater treatment OEMs and system integrators worldwide for a variety of drinking water and wastewater applications in the municipal and industrial markets. Cembrane’s SiC membrane technology is integrated in more than 450 plants in 65 countries and is a perfect complement to Ovivo’s process and system know-how. Ovivo has worked with many types of membranes in the past, but after several years of testing, installing and operating over 50 systems with Cembrane SiC membranes, Ovivo Cembrane has determined SiC membranes as its membrane technology of choice for the future.
Water is a finite resource that needs to be treated, recovered and reused as much as possible. Membranes play a key role in the treatment of water of the highest quality and enable us to purify and protect this valuable resource. Compared to conventional membranes, which can cause problems when stressed, the Cembrane SiC technology is very fail-safe, as the natural properties of silicon carbide effortlessly attract water and repel impurities. This results in extremely high sustainable flow rates and the ability to work reliably with high solids contents and oils as well as under other difficult conditions with which polymer membranes have difficulties. Silicon carbide is also one of the hardest materials in the world and can withstand a wide variety of temperatures, pH values, chemicals and pressures. SiC membranes have reached new levels of performance in some of the most demanding water and wastewater treatment applications.
The partnership between Cembrane and Ovivo began in September 2018 when Ovivo signed an exclusive license agreement and took a minority stake in Cembrane. Since then, Ovivo has successfully integrated Cembrane’s SiC membranes into many of its solutions. The integration of Cembrane into the Ovivo Group will not only encourage growth in Ovivo’s existing markets, but also create new opportunities with new solutions tailored to customer needs for durability, high performance and sustainability. As part of Ovivo, Cembrane will operate under its own brand name and will continue to be led by Lasse Andreassen as CEO of Cembrane.
“We are excited to welcome Cembrane and its employees as part of the Ovivo family after many years of successful collaboration with them,” said Marc Barbeau, President and CEO of Ovivo. “Our mission is to provide our customers with sustainable and efficient water treatment solutions through expertise and innovation, and the SiC membrane technology developed by Cembrane is the perfect product to deliver sustainable and innovative solutions with added value to our customers,” concluded M. Barbeau .
“Ovivo is a world leader in water and wastewater treatment with whom we have built a very close and strong relationship over the years. I think it is the perfect sponsor with a strategic and global reach to ensure long-term success and to support the development of Cembrane and its employees, “said Lasse Andreassen, CEO and former major shareholder of Cembrane.
Visit Cembrane at booth 05.475C at Aquatech, which takes place November 2-5, 2021 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
About Ovivo Inc.
Ovivo is a global provider of equipment, technology and systems to produce the purest water and treat some of the most difficult wastewater in the industry. Ovivo is a strong global brand with reputable private label brands with over 150 years of experience and references in water treatment backed by its proprietary products, advanced technologies and extensive system integration expertise. Ovivo supplies conventional to high-tech water treatment solutions to the industrial and municipal market and leverages its large inventory of installed equipment around the world to provide spare parts and services to its customers. Ovivo is committed to innovation in an industry that is constantly evolving, providing water treatment solutions that are cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally sound.
Ovivo operates an integrated global platform in 15 countries and employs more than 1,000 water treatment experts worldwide. Ovivo is owned by the German SKion Water GmbH, a global technology and solution provider as well as a plant manufacturer in the field of municipal and industrial water and wastewater technology. SKion Water is a subsidiary of the investment holding SKion GmbH of the German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten. For more information, please visit our website at www.ovivowater.com.
More information about Slovenia can be found at www.cembrane.com.
Pierre-Marc Sarrazin, Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasury, Tel: 514 284-7208, [email protected]
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