Evac is the world's leading provider of integrated water and waste management systems, as well as corrosion-protection systems, for the marine, offshore, and building industries. Our cutting-edge solutions and services have been helping leading global players in these industries to significantly reduce their environmental footprint for 40 years. With offices in 14 countries across four continents and representatives in more than 70 countries, we pride ourselves on being close to our customers wherever in the world they are located.
Evac acquired Cathelco, a leading global manufacturer of equipment for ships and offshore installations, in May 2018. The acquisition gave Evac the opportunity to further expand its cleantech solution portfolio to its customers with the addition of new systems, while also opening up new business opportunities in terms of ballast water treatment systems.
The acquisition extended Evac's offering in three main areas: pipework anti-fouling systems, which prevent the build-up of bio-fouling in pipework and also suppress corrosion; hull corrosion protection systems, which prevent hull corrosion and therefore reduce vessel fuel consumption; and ballast water treatment systems, which remove organisms and pathogens from ballast water using UV and filtration technologies.
Evac aims to be a life-cycle partner to its customers in the marine, offshore and building industries. Related to this goal, Evac is now investing heavily in the development of its services.
Our services begin by designing our customers' processes and systems which are efficient, cost effective and comply with the relevant specifications and standards.
Our comprehensive offering means that customers can purchase all of their services and cleantech solutions from a single supplier which simplifies coordination and integration. It also means there is the convenience of a single point of contact throughout the life-time of the equipment when maintenance or modifications are required.
In the initial stages, one of the advantages of our integrated systems is that they use similar interfaces and this makes training, supervision and management much easier.
After a period of time, spare parts or servicing may be required and this is where Evac's after-sales service comes into play with representatives in almost 70 countries who can provide fast, reliable spare parts delivery. "Today, Evac has service hubs in North America, Northern Europe and Southern Europe. The establishment of new hubs is under planning", highlights Ken Postle, president of global service business area.
Over the years, customers' requirements can change as the result of updated legislation or because vessels operate in different areas where special conditions apply such as Alaska or the Baltic Sea. The relevant system updates are answered by Evac's designers who can look at all the related needs such as logistics and available space on board. They will then plan the optimal system and examine all the installation requirements and either carry out the installation or supervise the work.