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German Water Companies that Visited Kenya in 2018


Pumps and submersible motors manufacturer

Interest – Water, irrigation, sewage, desalination, mining and sugar starch

Over 165 years of experience in hydraulic machine manufacturing and complete process know-how form the basis for the company’s pumps’ high performance. Professional expertise and its understanding of customer requirements make it a valuable partner. Andritz offers innovative and targeted solutions with pumps and complete pumping stations. From development to model tests, design, manufacturing, project management and installation, to service and training – all from single source.

Contact – Adil Younes, Area Sales Manager

Website – www.andritz.com


Interest – Wastewater treatment, raw water treatment, mining, flood water protection and waterpower plants

Atec is a leading designer and manufacturer of penstocks, sluice gates and flaps in areas of wastewater, water and flood protection. The company is looking for distributors of its products in Kenya and other parts of East Africa.

Contact – Florian Unseld, managing director

Email – info@atec-hdh.de

Website – www.guidingwater.dewww.atec-hdh.de


The company manufactures and distributes products and systems for drinking water supply. It offers solutions in the areas of domestic connection technology and mobile water supply as well as systems for efficient design of drinking water network, which allows transparency and control. Beulco is a market leader in manufacturing pipe connection systems.

Contact – Sebastian Klimpel, head of product management

Email – KlimpelSe@beulco.de

Website – www.beulco.de

Eco Innovation Group

The company has developed an economic water treatment unit that converts dirty, contaminated water into safe drinking water, free of pollutants and disease causing germs. The water treatment unit uses solar power. Because of the Eco-Solar Water Station’s low energy requirements, the unit is grid independent and works on 100 per cent solar energy. The energy generated from the solar panels provides enough electricity to run the unit during the day whilst simultaneously charging battery pack to run the unit when the sun is not around.

Up to 7,000 litres of water can be treated each day. The raw water is first pumped through a multi-stage filtration system to remove dirt and other impurities and then a UVC treatment to destroy illness-causing microorganisms, bacteria and viruses.

Contact – Dr Asaad Farag, managing partner

Website – www.ecoinnovationgroup.com

Herrenknecht Group

The company is a technology and market leader in the field of mechanised tunneling systems. Herrenknecht delivers cutting-edge tunnel boring machines for all ground conditions and in all diameters ranging from 0.1 to 19 metres. Herrenknecht technology is used in the modernisation of and expansion of underground water and sewage systems, water transfer tunnels and oil or gas transport. In coastal cities, the company’s technology is in high demand for connections from and to the sea, for example, for desalination plants, power plants or sewerage treatment plants.

The company is interested in Kenya’s water and wastewater infrastructure as well as geothermal energy.

Contact – Dr Gerhard Lang, business development, utility tunneling

Website – www.herrenknecht.com

Kaiser Compressors

The company has been providing compressed air systems solutions since 1919. Kaiser Compressors say that it develops tailor-made, energy-efficient and reliable compressed air solutions. With its philosophy of “more compressed air for less energy,” the company has become a leading key global player in the industry. Kaiser Compressors is focusing on clients interested in energy savings through installing energy efficient air compressors, blowers, vacuum pumps and other related equipment.

Contact – Daniel Paul, Managing Director

Website – www.kaeser.com


Manufactures and sells wastewater treatment technologies for domestic and commercial wastewater as well as separation technology. It’s a biological treatment technology providing highest European effluent requirements. No electrical parts, no pumps and no mechanical parts inside the wastewater – safe operation and low energy consumption.

The company is seeking business with companies dealing in wastewater treatment sector, construction companies, engineers, architects, consultants and developers. Other potential clients are new and existing hotels, apartment blocks, small villages, villas, office building and schools, which are connected to a public sewer line.

Product – sewage treatment plants for domestic and commercial wastewater up to 750 m3 per day, technologies for the reuse of treated, water, light fluid and grease separators.

Brand names – Klaro, Klaro One, Klaro Max.

Contact – Julian Ulbrich, Key Account Manager.

Address – Spitzwegstrabe 63, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany

Telephone – +4992116279-270

Mobile telephone – +491636985919

Email – j.ulbrich@klaro.eu

Website – klaro.eu

OTT HydroMet

Helps water resource professionals generate reliable data throughout the entire water cycle. It goes beyond simply providing solutions by partnering with its customers in designing effective answers to the challenges they encounter in their vital role of monitoring the world’s water. OTT HydroMet offers the combined strength and expertise of leaders in the water quality, quantity, telemetry and meteorology fields and over 140 years of experience in environmental measurement.

Contact – Michael Wippel, Business Development Manager Africa


Sewerin Limited

It is a maker and supplier of water and gas leak detection equipment. The equipment detects leak and leak location. It is suitable for water and gas utilities, plumbers and restoration companies. Sewerin’s expertise is the development and manufacture of electronic measuring equipment for locating, measuring and warning of water and gas leaks.

Contact – Michael Kersting, business development manager


What A Bird

The company provides water filter pumps for jerry cans on a household level and groups. The filter pump is put inside a jerry can with water and then pressed to get treated water. The use and maintenance is easy. The filter has a 99.99% bacteria removing rate. There is no waiting time, just pump and the water is treated to clean drinking water. There is no storage of clean drinking water, it´s a point of use solution. It has no running costs for treating the water because there is no need to get chemicals or buying firewood or charcoal.

Product – Water filter pump for jerry cans

Brand name – What a Bird Water Filter Pump for Jerry cans

Contact – Lars Trappe, chief executive officer

Address – Brock 25, 48349 Havixbeck, Germany

Telephone – 0049250754999990

Mobile telephone – 00491603787771

Email – trappe@what-a-bird.com

Website – what-a-bird.com


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About Kaburu Mugambi

Kaburu Mugambi is a veteran of business reporting having worked with two national newspapers in Kenya. He is a graduate of economics from Kenyatta University. He started his journalism career in 2000 with The People Daily as a business reporter before becoming a business sub-editor. He joined Daily Nation in 2004 as a business writer. He holds a post-graduate diploma in mass communication from University of Nairobi's School of Journalism and an MBA in marketing from the same university. In 2016, he founded Water Tower, a media firm focused on water, energy and climate. Its content cuts across water, energy and climate with emphasis on adaptation and sustainability.

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