Die Experten für abwasserfreie Produktion

Join us for a short but exciting journey through 30 years of VACUDEST technology and more than 10 years of H2O.

1985

Introduction of the product range vacuum distillation units at Mannesmann Demag Wittig

1986

Construction of the first VACUDEST vacuum distillation unit for the treatment of solvents.

Registration of the brand VACUDEST

1990

Construction of the first VACUDEST vacuum distillation unit for the treatment of wastewater.

1998

Taking over by Gardner Denver Inc. USA and founding of Gardner Denver Wittig GmbH

1999

Management buy-out of the vacuum distillation branch of Gardner Denver Wittig through our management Frank Schlegel and Matthias Fickenscher thus founding of H2O GmbH.

Relocation to the bigger production facilities in Maulburg.

2000

Presentation of our first VACUDEST with the self-cleaning heat exchanger Activepowerclean at the Hannover Trade Fair. Exactly what industry had been waiting for!

We are one of the "top 3" at the "International Best Factory Award" of the Export Academy Reutlingen, Germany.

2001

We took pride in winning the Baden Württemberg Promotion Award for Young Companies.

Our first subsidiary H2O North Europe AB in Sweden was founded.

2003

H2O takes over the customer care and the after sales service of the German company VacuTec.

VacuTec was part of Wagner Magnete and produced vacuum distillation systems.

2004

The foundation stone for the first phase of construction on the 6.600 m² plot in Steinen was laid. In the seven following years we invested a total amount of 2.8 million Euros in 3 phases of construction in our new production and office building.

The new building´s motto is "building is to believe in the future" – a zero liquid discharge future!

2005

Relocation to the new office building and production facilities in Steinen.

2006

20th anniversary of our trade mark VACUDEST.

Presentation of our new Clearcat series - crystal clear distillate becomes true even when treating complex waste water.

Our quality management system has been accredited according to ISO 9001:2000.

2008

Introduction of the new VACUDEST series - easier maintenance and excellent acoustic insulation.

2009

We celebrate 10 years of H2O.

Nomination of the VACUDEST Clearcat technology for the Environmental award of the German state Baden-Württemberg in the category "Emission reduction, treatment and separation".

We introduced our new convenient Vacutouch control panel – intuitionally operating.

The complete peripheral equipment is shown, additional remote control through ethernet or modem for simplified maintenance is possible.

2011

25th anniversary of our trade mark VACUDEST and 10th anniversary of our subsidiary H2O North Europe AB. A reason to celebrate.

Founding of our subsidiary H2O Polska Sp. Z o.o. in Poland.

2012

Founding of our sales office in Mexico.

2013

We bring the double Destcontrol on the market. Our customers benefit from improved quality of the purified water and higher process reliability.

2014

We introduce the new VACUDEST XXL. With a treatment capacity of 30,000 m³ / year it sets new standards in the market for energy-saving vacuum distillation systems.

2015

Having actively implemented sustainability in the company as well as our products qualified us as an official partner of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative of the VDMA.

Establishment of our third subsidiary H2O Kunshan in China.

2016

30th anniversary of our VACUDEST vacuum distillation systems.

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