Global water treatment specialist SurfCleaner has extended its global network of distributors after signing two new agreements with partners in Italy and Norway.
The Swedish firm has appointed the technical trader Christian Berner in Norway and the Italian company WTE, which specializes in aeration systems for wastewater treatment plants. Its technology can be used in many fields, including oil spill cleanup and recovery projects in ports, harbors and coasts.
It is part of a major global expansion, as SurfCleaner aims to rapidly expand its international distribution network which already spans across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.
SurfCleaner’s world-leading skimmer separator technology is able to separate and recover contaminants from water surfaces – including oil, diesel, gasoline, plastics, sludge and other pollutants. It has proven its ability to 100% oil separation.
Vice President of International Sales Stefan Wall Qvist, who joined SurfCleaner earlier in 2021, is leading the global expansion initiative. A former senior executive in the water industry, Stefan uses his vast experience to open up new channels abroad.
“Our new partnerships with Christian Berner and WTE are part of a strategic expansion aimed at increasing the visibility and awareness of SurfCleaner’s technology and its breakthrough into new markets,” he said. “There is huge potential, due to the versatility of SurfCleaner’s technology, which can be used in many areas, including industrial wastewater processes, refineries, pulp, paper and paper manufacturing. textile, tunneling, mining and larger infrastructure projects, as well as oil spill cleanup. – development and recovery projects through ports, ports and coasts. Although we already have a strong network of distributors, we are actively targeting a series of new partners in several key regions, including Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Spain, Switzerland, ‘Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and India. While Europe is a key growth market, there is a major opportunity to drive sales in the Americas and the Middle East. “
Invented by the late Stig Lundbäck MD PhD, clinical physiologist, SurfCleaner technology mimics the pumping principles of the human heart. To date, the company has installed approximately 40 units in the oil-water separation segment, serving a variety of customers including Swedish Coast Guard, Preem Refinery, Esso Refinery, Sonatrach Refinery, Exxon Mobil and ports of Stockholm.
Listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Christian Berner has 120 years of experience in technical trading operations. It provides environmentally friendly products and system solutions to industries and municipalities in the Nordic region.
“Christian Berner is very happy to represent the SurfCleaner team in Norway,” said Herman Thon, Managing Director of Christian Berner As. “The innovative technology of the skimmer separator fits perfectly into our existing product and customer portfolio. We are particularly pleased with the potential of the technology to reduce the climate footprint across a wide range of applications in the private and public sectors. This is in line with our clear strategy of becoming a
important partner in solving the sustainable development challenges we face. With the skimmer and the professional team of SurfCleaner, we will market a significant new capacity.
WTE provides complete and customized aeration solutions to wastewater treatment customers from design to installation. The company has supplied some of the largest factories in Italy and abroad, including sites in Milan, Naples, Paris, Lyon, Bursa and Sofia.
Andrea Fumagalli, Managing Director and Founder of WTE Srl, said: “The integration of SurfCleaner skimmers into the WTE product line will help both companies expand their customer base, while also increasing the solutions we offer to customers. I am delighted to start this collaboration with the SurfCleaner team and to introduce new innovative products to the national market, which will bring significant benefits by reducing the pollution of water bodies.
SurfCleaner’s global distribution network also includes partners in the UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, Libya and Turkey.
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