Eco-tech: A Contern-based wastewater treatment firm has won its first contact in Austria, its fifth European and seventh worldwide market.
Epuramat signed a deal to help expand the wastewater treatment plant at a dairy and meat processing company that will increase the facility’s total capacity.
The eco-tech firm already sells to Luxembourg, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the US, spokeswoman Birgit Manzoni says. “Broadening our customer base in Central Europe is very important for our sales strategy,” she explains. Epuramat hopes the initial Austrian order will lead to a bigger presence in the country.
Epuramat produces a miniature wastewater treatment plant--called Box4Water--that literally fits inside a standardised 20 or 40 foot shipping container, for places that are not connected to a swage network. Its technology uses less energy, reducing costs and environmental impact. At the end of the process, the water can be used for irrigation or discharged onto to the ground, saving both environmental fees and the amount of new water that needs to be purchased, according to Dirk Martin, the firm’s sales and marketing director (photo).
The Austrian project is expected to be completed this spring.
More about Epurmat can be found in Delano’s October 2011 print edition.
TEXT: Aaron Grunwald · PHOTO(S): Luc Deflorenne (archives)