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20th company anniversary 16th and 17th June 2011

20 Years AKW A+V Protec GmbH
– The celebration was a huge success –

On the 16th and 17th of June 2011 we – the AKW A+V Protec GmbH – celebrated 20 successful years in the field of wastewater treatment. The celebration took place at our headquarters in Hirschau in our newly build technical plant (the “Technikumshalle”) / the workshop.

The idea for the foundation of the company Protec in 1991 was to be able to rationalize the waste water disposal of railway carriage toilets and therefore to increase the availability of the trains. We intended to dispose the waste water of the toilets only after 4 to 5 months – before it had to be disposed every 2 to 3 days.

Back then, this was a tight objective and only few railway operators in Europe believed in the feasibility of this project. At the beginning, it was a stony and difficult path to follow. We were able to complete our first assignments, but the first 10 years showed no continuity with respect to the incoming orders or the comprehensive acceptance all over the railway sector.

A significant step forward for the company Protec was joining the network of affiliated companies of the group of AKW A+V in 2001. Therefore, Protec started in 2001 in the network of affiliated companies of the group of AKW with a continuing upward development of initially approx. 100 installed bioreactors to the current number of approx. 1800 bioreactors.

Both the railway technology with the associated bioreactors/waste water systems and the industrial, stationary waste water sector have developed well. The previous 2 years included the addition of some projects in the sector of biogas technology and the company Protec changed to a "Clean Tech" specialist firm with a good potential for growth in the rapidly expanding market of the future.

Venue
Venue
Speech of Mr. Gradl
Speech of Mr. Gradl
Speech of Mr. Heckmann
Speech of Mr. Heckmann
Our Russian Joint Venture Partner
Our Russian Joint Venture Partner
Guest
Guest
Protec Team
Protec Team