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Headquarters

Berkefeld
VWS Deutschland GmbH
Lueckenweg 5
29227 Celle
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)5141/803-0
Fax: +49 (0)5141/803-100

Office Leipzig

Berkefeld
VWS Deutschland GmbH
Walter-Köhn-Straße 1c
04356 Leipzig
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)341 65068-0
Fax: +49 (0)341 65068-100

History

Water treatment solutions since 1892

Historic Berkefeld drinking water filter

Historic drinking water filter

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.

Berkefeld - first mobile water treatment system

First mobile water treatment system 1914

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.

Berkefeld production facilities in Celle

Production facilities in Celle

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.

Headquarters Berkefeld / VWS Deutschland GmbH

Headquarters in Celle

Part of the world-leader in water services

In 2004 Berkefeld became part of the Veolia 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 Technologies, a world-wide leading provider of water treatment technology.

In October 2009 the companies ELGA Berkefeld GmbH and Krüger WABAG GmbH merged and since then operate together under the name of VWS Deutschland GmbH.

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