Tielt (Belgium), 14 September 2023 – 8h45 CEST
Ekopak, a company specializing in decentralized, circular water solutions, announces the acquisition of Global Water & Energy (GWE), a privately held company headquartered in Bruges, Belgium, with subsidiaries in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. GWE specializes in solutions for industrial wastewater treatment, water reuse and green energy production.
Strong geographical and technological complementarity
This acquisition provides exceptional geographic, cross-sector and technological complementarity. GWE is mainly active on the international market, largely outside Europe, while Ekopak has established itself mainly in Western Europe.
With this acquisition Ekopak becomes a full solution partner and a global player in the field of water reuse. This partnership allows Ekopak & GWE to meet the needs of the industry, ensure the availability of water of the highest quality while meeting stringent local discharge standards.
In terms of expertise, GWE is strong in the field of wastewater treatment, while Ekopak is enormously versed in the field of circular water use. Both companies will continue to operate under their own names, but will approach the market together when appropriate.
Pieter Loose, CEO Ekopak: "The sector offers enormous opportunities, but it is evolving rapidly. Responding in a timely manner requires broad expertise and a certain scale. Together, we can play a leading role in the current wave of consolidation within the sector. There is an unseen complementarity between GWE and Ekopak. In terms of expertise, GWE’s strength lies in wastewater treatment, while Ekopak is enormously skilled in the field of circular water use. We notice more and more that our customers are looking for both solutions. We also complement each other perfectly geographically. The integration of both companies offers us a unique opportunity, at the most opportune moment in the evolution of the sector. The time is now! We go for it!"