Yearly Archives: 2014

Hydria Invest AB acquires Mellegård & Naij AB

As a step to strengthen VA Teknik AB and prepare the company for a faster international expansion, Hydria Invest AB has signed an agreement on an acquisition of all shares of Mellegård & Naij AB.

-Our expectation is that the two companies can grow together by combining their unique features. There is no competition between the companies , rather a completion like a jigsaw puzzle. New distribution channels, additional product range, efficient production in Skövde and a powerful marketing organisation will make 2015 an exiting year, says the Managing Director of Hydria Invest, Micael Barrstrand.

Mellegård & Naij AB is a Swedish company, designing, manufacturing and selling mechanical equipment for water cleaning and waste handling.The production is based in Skövde, employing 18 people, whereas the sales office is located in Kungsbacka.

The market for the products is global and 80 % of the sales, in total 3 million Euro, is exported.The product range consists of around 20 items, whereof the step type screen, Cross Screen XS, is the bestseller and wellknown as one of the most reliable products. Mellegård & Naij AB was established in 2002 by Per Mellegård och Stefan Naij who will both continue as managers for the company.

-We believe that Hydria Invest can support us in taking the the company to the next level. We want to grow together and start a close cooperation with VA Teknik through joint sales activities, training, product development and coordinated production resources, says Managing Director Per Mellegård.

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Pulp & Paper industry

VA Teknik has finalized the installation of a new Rotating sludge scraper to Stora Enso papermill.

Sales & Business Development Manager Marko Kunerus

“It´s a huge challenge in these projects with the papermills, they have a short period when they stop the 24/7 operations for a week long maintenance break. During that week there is a huge amount of work that needs to be done. As example at this mill they have around 700 employees and during the break there are a thousand contractors coming in to do all the repair, maintenance and exchange of equipment to ensure safe operation when the startup is due. The planning and the project management need to be top of the line to ensure the safety during this intense period.”

Rotary Distributors to Scotland

Big supply to Scotland of rotating distributors are running through factory at the moment.

The massive flow of 1m3/sec running through 10 arms with the most perfect distribution on top of the media shows yet again that we have the experience of doing the right thing.

UK-client is expected to install these during late 2014.

Rotary Distributor to Hallstavik WWTP

The municipality of Norrtälje came together with the operator Veolia Water to VA Teknik when they refurbished the Trickling Filter and changed the media from the old fashioned rock solution to modern plastic media at Hallstavik WWTP.

VA Teknik supported the consultant during the entire feasability study and final design of the refurbishment of Hallstavik WWTP trickling filter, Sales Manager Marko Kunerus explains “We provide a wide range of solutions with all necessary applications for all kind of trickling filters, in this particular case we had a quite varying flow to consider and some challenges with the structural design which we needed to address. The project fell out great and the performance is actually better than both we and our client expected”

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