Veolia Water Technologies Deutschland GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)5141/803-0
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Water treatment solutions since 1892
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.
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.
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.
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 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 now operate together under the name of Veolia Water Technologies Deutschland GmbH.