Facelift for veteran water treaters

Following a merger between Namibian water treatment company Aqua Services and Engineering (ASE) and European-based Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies in 2008, the local company last week launched a fresh logo.

After first opening shop in the country back in 1993, Namibia’s largest water treatment company Aqua Services and Engineering (ASE), last week entered a new era, complete with a new logo.

Having established itself as a leading supplier of water treatment equipment and solutions, and with a number of high-profile industrial projects under its belt, ASE merged with Paris-based Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies back in 2008.

“With the events of the past few years… we as ASE wish to present a new, fresh face to our community that combines our trusted service with the new wealth of latest technology and values from Veolia,” ASE Managing Director Chris Stöck, told clients and other members of the business community in attendance at the launch event last week. Veolia’s history dates back to 1852, when Napoleon III ordered the creation of a private company in that country to operate and maintain local municipal water infrastructure. The company currently operates globally, and is said to employ more than 100 000 people currently.

“In 2008, ASE was approached and added to the Veolia family for a very good reason.”

“They have certain technology which was designed and proven for African conditions which we did not have in-house. They had a very good reputation and foothold in Namibia and its neighbours.

The fit goes even further in the sense that their business model… slotted in exactly with the way Veolia SA conducts their business,” Master of Ceremonies and Veolia General Manager for Business Development, Chris Braybrooke, said. Veolia itself, Braybrooke said, has more than 250 registered in-house technologies of its own.

Projects to which ASE have proved crucial to date, include the turn-key construction of a seawater treatment plant for Tunacor in Walvis Bay, as well as the construction of the Goreangab Water Reclamation Plant in Windhoek.

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