Our HIstory

A Proven Solution with Global Reach

Working for Water Sustainability Since 1998

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Organica Water is a global provider of innovative solutions for the treatment and recycling of wastewater. Over the past two decades Organica has developed a truly unique approach, enabling customers all over the world to address urban water challenges in a cost and resource efficient manner. Organica’s solutions are all founded on the fundamental belief that nature provides the most efficient means to treat wastewater, offering significant cost savings compared to other solutions, and harmonious integration into modern urban lifestyles.

Early days

Established in 1998, Organica began as a traditional wastewater design-build company focused exclusively on the Hungarian market. During the first nine years of its life the company built over 75 municipal, commercial, and industrial wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), using a variety of different technologies, for clients ranging from large municipalities to multinational companies such as GM, Audi, Alcoa, Shell, Suzuki and GE. At the same time, Organica invested significantly into R&D with a goal of developing its own IFAS-type (Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge) solution for biological wastewater treatment. In 2007 Organica sold its design-build business to focus exclusively on the commercialization of its own biological wastewater treatment solution on a global basis.

International roll-out

Today, Organica is an international company operating on three different continents, and the world leader in Fixed-Bed Biofilm Activated Sludge (FBAS) technology, with dozens of operating references in France, Hungary, and China. Organica’s dedicated team focuses on providing customers with sales support, WWTP design, and technology specific products, all of which enable them to build Organica-powered WWTPs for a variety of applications. Organica’s staff integrates a wide range of expertise and disciplines, with microbiologists, engineers, architects, economists, and sales professionals, all working towards the common goal of treating wastewater in less physical space and using less energy, resulting in significantly lower capital and operating costs compared to traditional approaches.

Since its international rollout, Organica has seen a continuously growing interest in this type of wastewater solution all over the world. From countries looking to meet their growing urbanization challenges, to fully developed markets with infrastructure upgrading needs, the advantages of small, efficient, and attractive wastewater treatment plants are a serious demand driver for a huge range of applications.

Company Milestones

  • 2016 – Signs market license agreements with Dutch wastewater market leader, ADS and South African leading engineering and construction group, Murray & Roberts
  • 2015 – Receives investment from XPV Capital Corp. and Idinvest Partners; Signs first contracts in the United Arab Emirates (3.5 MLD) and the Philippines (10 MLD)
  • 2014 Signs 13 contracts in Asia, including first contract in Australia, leading industrial park in Indonesia, and bundle of six reuse facilities in Taiyuan, China.
  • 2013 – Organica signs equipment supply contract for the 45,000 m3/d plant in Indonesia, along with its first upgrade contract in China to improve effluent quality and increase capacity of an existing 30,000 m3/d Activated Sludge Facility. Organica adds WLR China Energy Infrastructure Fund L.P. (“CEIF”), a private equity fund managed by Invesco WLR Private Equity Investment Management Company Ltd. as an investor. Organica is recognized in the Cleantech Group’s prestigious Cleantech 100 as the #1 Cleantech Company in Europe/Israel for 2013
  • 2012 – Organica signs contract to design 45,000 m3/d plant for a large real estate development company in Indonesia, and adds the International Finance Cooperation (IFC, part of the World Bank Group) as an investor in the company
  • 2011 – Organica signs contract for 80,000 m3/d upgrade in Budapest and 9 additional Organica-powered WWTPs in France
  • 2010 – Organica opens subsidiary offices in Singapore and India; Commissions two Organica-powered WWTPs in China and one in France
  • 2009 – Organica signs first contracts for Organica-powered WWTPs in China and France
  • 2008 – Organica receives private investment from US and European based venture capital funds
  • 2007 – Organica sells its Wastewater Design/Build business to Veolia, and keeps the intellectual property rights to its proprietary IFAS-type solution for biological wastewater treatment
  • 2001-2006 – Organica builds over 75 different municipal, commercial, and industrial wastewater treatment plants and simultaneously invests in R&D
  • 2001 – Organica merges with 6 companies to become Körte-Organica, one of Hungary’s largest environmental solution providers at the time
  • 1999 – Organica receives private investment to help fund the growth of the business
  • 1998 – Organica is founded as a Wastewater Design/Build business focused on the Hungarian market

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