Marine Biz Hookup: Evac Water Waste Management Buys Transvac Systems

Tomi Gardenmeister, CEO, Evac Group

Evac, a global provider of integrated water and waste management systems, has acquired Transvac Systems a UK business specialized in distributing and servicing wastewater treatment systems, sanitary systems and ballast water treatment systems for ships and offshore platforms.

The acquisition builds on Evac’s expansion strategy which in May 2018 saw its acquisition of Cathelco, a UK manufacturer of equipment for ships.

Transvac has been a longtime supplier to the Royal Navy in the UK and has participated in many offshore oil projects.

“The acquisition of Transvac supports our future growth in the navy and offshore sectors where the company has developed excellent customer relationships and a number of important certifications”, said Tomi Gardemeister, Evac Group CEO.

Transvac was established in 1974 and now employs 15 people at its premises in Ford, West Sussex near the south coast of England, within easy reach of Royal Navy bases in Portsmouth and the Southampton cruise terminal. Turnover for the company was 4.1 MEUR in the last financial year.

“We have been distributors for Evac for 38 years and therefore it is a natural progression to become part of the Evac Group as we are very familiar with their products and methods of operation”, said Martin Lowe, Managing Director of Transvac.

The company also has gained substantial experience in sales of ballast water treatment systems for the retrofit and newbuild markets in the UK and have been actively involved as a stakeholder in recent projects for the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Transvac have provided comprehensive services for these projects including commissioning, maintenance, technical and integrated logistics support.

Transvac’s Field Service capability is also regarded as being a valued commodity. All engineers are Offshore Certified and CONDO approved for global deployment.

In addition to providing integrated water and waste management systems, Evac Group also provides corrosion protection systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries. Evac Group maintains offices offices in 14 countries across four continents and representatives in more than 70 countries. Its global sales totaled 160 MEUR in the last financial year, according to the company.