The project includes the following beneficiaries:

Westmatic i Arvika Aktiebolag

Westmatic was founded in 1974 and has since its establishment manufactured,


installed and serviced bus wash, truck wash and train wash equipment in over 2000 large vehicle wash bays worldwide. The company has a reputation for building high quality, innovative, environmentally friendly, effective and cost efficient washing systems. The company is, furthermore, specialized in water treatment and water purification systems. Their water treatment system requires minimal supervision and maintenance and includes an automatic control system which makes the handling very easy.

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Asio spol s.r.o.

Asio is a manufacturer and supplier of technologies in the separation of waste from water through different reaction proccess, especially flotation techniques.


Its quality control system is certified according to the international ISO9001 standard, and delivers high quality products and services. Asio has built up a large network of customers and suppliers, mainly in Central and Eastern parts of Europe which forms the association of ASIO GROUP. Its subsidiary companies in Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine and Russia have their own premises for plastic and stainless steel production.Asio is focused on wastewater treatment plants and its accessories, industrial wastewater treatment, sewage system and freshwater remediation. The company is specialised in manufacturing of reaction chambers from different materials that are applied in different industrial sectors. Asio has experienced marketing staff that market Asio's products internationally.

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Bamo Mesures SAS

Bamo was founded in 1978. The company's activities are the development, manufacture and distribution


of instruments for the measurement and monitoring of liquids (focus on industrial pH, conductivity, level, overfill, leakage, redox and turbidity sensors), especially for water/wastewater treatment and the chemical industry. In addition to its own project range Bamo acts as agents for complementary technologies for the European market enabling them to offer a complete product offering to its clients.

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Melotec Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH

Melotec is specialised in plastic processing, including the production of precision turned and milled parts made of plastic for industrial and commercial use in CNC machines.


The company can produce machined parts to 3600 mm length, 2100 mm width and 800 mm in height and turned parts up to 250 mm in diameter. Furthermore, Melotec has experience with electronic calibration, face milling, slotting, bending work of acrylic glass, polycarbonate, PVC, polystyrene, ABS etc. as well as welding, adhesive bonding of plastics and production of complex parts with the highest possible dimension accuracy. The company’s staff is highly qualified and specially trained for set up and programming of CNC machines. Melotec have experience in projects for development of reaction chambers in cooperation with research institutions.

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Teknologisk Institutt

TI is a RTD organization working in the areas of applied research, consultancy, testing, manufacturing


and productivity development, and transfer of technology to both private and public enterprises, especially SMEs. TI is not an IPR holding or exploiting business, but a non-profit self-owned private foundation. It has  technological and scientific expertise in the areas of process technology, environmental technology including water and wastewater management that includes advanced treatment technologies, electrochemistry, advanced material technology, as well as testing and verification, electronics,  process design, control and optimization as well as construction of prototypes. TI has well equipped laboratories and test facilities, and is able to perform scientific and technological development needed in our core areas of expertise, Our laboratory for water quality analysis is accredited for analysis of both chemical and bacteriological parameters and is used by both internal and external clients. The laboratory of material technology has a leading position in Scandinavia especially in analysis of material properties and corrosion. The institute is currently involved in several international R&D projects including projects in FP7. In the past 10 years, the institute has participated in more than 60 EU funded projects, most of them related to development of environmental technologies.

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Fraunhofer IGB

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB is one of 57 institutes of the


Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany's leading organization for application-oriented research with research units in Europe, the USA and Asia. The majority of the 15,000 staff is qualified scientists and engineers. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. Fraunhofer IGB in Stuttgart develops and optimizes processes and products for the business areas of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, the environment and energy. Under direction of Professor Dr. Thomas Hirth, the Fraunhofer IGB is engaged in a broad spectrum of R&D in the fields of environmental biotechnology and bioprocess engineering, physical process technology, hydrodynamics, separation technology, and interfacial engineering and material sciences. At the Fraunhofer IGB, more than 220 experts in important fields such as chemistry, physics, biology and engineering work effectively together. Customers benefit from the synergies and multidisciplinary potential of the various disciplines at our institute, thus enabling novel approaches e.g. in tissue engineering, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, membrane processes and wastewater purification. Fraunhofer IGB has special expertise in life cycle analysis, modelling of separation process and industrial design of processes.

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Kongsberg Automotive AS

Kongsberg Automotive is a global provider of components to the car industry. The company performs


engineering, design, and manufacture of  seat comfort, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products. Their product line includes systems for seat comfort, clutch actuation, cable actuation, gear shifters, transmission control systems, stabilizing rods, couplings, electronic engine controls, special hoses, tubes and fittings. Kongsberg Automotive  targets the automotive, commercial vehicle and industrial markets. Kongsberg Automotive (KA) is headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, and has 33 production facilities in 20 countries. The company,with estimated revenues of about  € 850mill (2010) and approx. 10.000 employees, provides system solutions to vehicle makers around the world.

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