Norwegian water and environmental group ENWA becomes part of SKion Water
Sandefjord, Norway and Bad Homburg v.d.H., Germany
SKion Water acquired Norwegian water and environmental group ENWA AS. The owners of ENWA, Sverre Hanssen and his family, in close cooperation with the management of ENWA, successfully concluded a thorough succession planning process with the explicit objective to find a new long term shareholder to successfully guide the company on its further path. We are extremely happy to announce that ENWA, as of today, joins SKion Water. “The new owner matches perfectly with our business culture and values. I´m confident handing over my lifework to SKion Water”, says Sverre Hanssen.
SKion Water is owned by German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten, who is passionate about water and strives to make a positive impact on society and the environment by making long-term investments in companies dealing with our scarce and valuable resource: Water. Launched more than a decade ago, today SKion Water unites a global group of water technology companies with more than 4,500 employees and 1 billion EUR in turnover which provide reliable and efficient water and wastewater treatment and technology solutions to municipalities, industrial and commercial water users.
Flemming Wessman, CEO of ENWA, explains: “By joining this strong group of companies, we gain the unique opportunity to further strengthen all our divisions, by SKion Water having specialists with a dedicated focus on Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment (ELIQUO), Industrial Water Technology (EnviroWater) and Pool Water Treatment Technology (EnviroProcess)”.
The Norwegian and the Nordic water market are facing an enormous task in expanding and modifying both water- and wastewater treatment facilities. “By joining forces and combining our experience and know-how, we truly believe that we can deliver even more value for our customers, offering an even broader range of technologies, resources and production capacity.” adds Gauke Reitsma, CEO of ELIQUO.
Per Martin, CEO of EnviroWater Nordic and Dr. Jörg Krause, CEO of its parent company EnviroWater Group, underline this perfect match. “Welcoming the ENWA team in our Group brings much added value, strengthens the companies even more in these turbulent times and opens up new opportunities for employees to further develop and grow. We want to be the employer of choice in the Nordic water technology market”.
Dr. Reinhard Hübner, CEO of SKion Water joins in welcoming the ENWA team. “I am very happy that this great team of experienced water professionals is joining our group and grateful for the trust which Sverre Hanssen and the owners of ENWA have in us. Together we will be even stronger and ensure availability of clean water for all citizens, sustainable use of scarce water resources and protection of waterbodies from pollution, through the delivery of the solutions, services and treatment plants we build.”
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