Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Around the world, businesses in the foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environments clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals. With a global turnover of $ 14 billion, Ecolab employs 47000 water experts worldwide, including 8300 associates in Europe where it has 23 plants and 5 research facilities.
Nalco Water is Ecolab’s Water division, with a global turnover of $3 billion. In Europe, Nalco employs 1200 people servicing a large variety of clients in three different segments: heavy industry (chemical, metal, power and mining); light industry (food & beverages, manufacturing and institutions); and the paper & pulp segment. In the first two segments, Nalco is the market leader and in the top 3 for water treatment and services in the paper & pulp segment. Given our customer base, we are uniquely positioned to understand the water-food-energy nexus and provide solutions to the challenges that industrial and institutional players are facing in an increasingly water-stressed environment.
Our approach is to first get a thorough understanding of the role of water in our customers’ production processes. From there, we help them REDUCE the amount of water they use, then REUSE the water that can be reused and then RECYCLE the rest. We can achieve through our total water management offering where real-time data management is coupled with excellent execution by our expert team on the ground.
We invest significantly in R&D and product innovation and are proud of Ecolab’s a state of the art Global Research Center in Monheim, Germany. In addition, our Global Water Center for Excellence is located in Leiden, Netherlands. As more efficient water management becomes a necessity for all industrial and institutional players, we will strive to anticipate their needs and provide them with the most environmentally and economically sustainable solutions.