Evac Group and Uson Marine Join Forces
Evac Group, the world’s leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries, has acquired Uson Marine. The acquisition is expected to increase Evac’s market share in dry and wet waste management systems, as well as strengthen the Group’s position with regard to small and medium-sized marine and offshore vessels. Thanks to the acquisition, customers of both Evac and Uson Marine will benefit from an improved service network and enlarged offering. After this acquisition Evac Group’s turnover will be over 110 MEUR.
Uson Marine provides dry and wet waste management systems, including food waste systems, for maritime and offshore industry customers. The company was established in 1983 and its sales turnover was 6.6 MEUR (64 MSEK) in 2015. Uson Marine has offices in Stockhom, Sweden and Oslo, Norway, as well as representatives in 21 countries on five continents. The company has a very strong market share and excellent customer relationships, especially within the merchant, passenger, navy, and special vessel segments, offshore vessels, and rigs.
The need for cleantech solutions that support the sustainable and environmentally friendly operations of offshore, marine, and river vessel operators is increasing due to tighter legislation and increased public awareness. This increasing demand has supported the growth of Evac and led to an increase in turnover for the company of almost 40% last year. The acquisition of Uson Marine supports this growth by bringing in new resources and knowledge to serve customers better.
“Demand is not just associated with new build vessels, as new, updated equipment is also retrofitted to existing vessels. Uson Marine has extensive experience in dry and food waste retrofit projects for cargo vessels, for example, which supports the expertise of Evac Group,” explains Tomi Gardemeister, President and CEO of Evac Group.
“Evac is a market leader in terms of providing dry and wet waste management systems for marine and offshore industry customers. Thanks to this acquisition, our position has become even stronger,” continues Gardemeister.
An increased offering for small and medium-sized vessels
The Evac Complete Cleantech Solution covers all marine and offshore cleantech needs, including vacuum collection and wastewater treatment, dry, wet, and food waste management, and fresh water generation. “Uson Marine’s offering brings in new, compact units for food and galley waste collection and treatment, as well as different equipment for treating dry solid waste. These systems complement Evac’s existing offering and are an excellent strategic fit,” says Claes Rudling, CEO of Uson Marine. “Dry and wet waste management systems help customers to minimize the costs and labor requirements of waste handling onboard their rig or vessel by collecting, sorting, compacting, and storing waste. This helps customers to comply with relevant rules and regulations, and minimize the environmental impact of their operations.”
Uson Marine CEO Claes Rudling will continue in his present role.
Evac in brief
Evac is the world’s leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries. The company has executed over 20,000 marine, 1,500 offshore, and 2,000 building projects worldwide. Evac has employees in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Norway, and the USA, and representatives in more than 40 countries. The company’s turnover was 98 million euros in 2015.