New multi-million Euro business in China initiated
Company from Leipzig to develop wastewater disposal system for Ezhou
Leipzig, 10/ 20/2015
Bergmann AG from Penig and Vita 34 AG from Leipzig together with a Chinese partner are going to apply for the installation and operation of 600 clarification plants in Ezhou (province of Wuhan).
During a trade mission of the Saxon State Minister of the Environment and Agriculture Thomas Schmidt, Dr. André Gerth, CEO of Vita 34 AG, signed a corresponding agreement concerning the future wastewater disposal of the 200,000 inhabitants of Ezhou.
“If this contract is concluded, it does not only demonstrate that environmental technology from Saxony is well-known all over the world”, says the Minister of Environment Schmidt. “It is also a success for trade missions like this. The commitment of state politicians opens the doors to decision makers for our entrepreneurs. I am glad about this deal.”
Vita 34 AG will be involved in preparatory works and the project management prior to the technical execution of the planned plants. Bergmann AG will supply the industrial process measurement and control technology as well as further technical equipment. After an introductory period, Chinese partners will operate the plants. The project runs over five years and its contract volume is about 90 million Euro.
Beijing SDL Technology Co., Ltd. (SDL), a publicly traded company specialized in environmental products and services for ten years, was found as the business partner in China. Dr. André Gerth has been negotiating with SDL for one year: “I am glad that, with a lot of commitment, we found SDL as our partner to master such a comprehensive project.” Lars Bergmann, chief financial and sales officer of Bergmann AG, adds, “Our day-today business is and remains in Middle Germany. As we are already doing business in North America and Scandinavia, the Chinese market will help us further to promote our company’s growth and thus secure jobs in Saxony.”
About Vita 34
Vita 34 AG with headquarters in Leipzig is the largest and most experienced stem cell bank in the German-speaking countries. The company, established in 1997, is specialized in the storage of stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue as well as the production of stem cells transplants from umbilical cord blood. At present, umbilical cord blood and tissue of almost 140,000 children from Germany and other European countries is stored. Vita 34 was able to prove the high quality of the stem cell preparations in 29 applications already.
Since the merger of Vita 34 AG and BioPlanta GmbH in 2012, BioPlanta has become a business division of Vita 34 AG for water, contaminated sites, and environment, which connects plant biotechnology and engineering services on the highest level. BioPlanta uses the potential of biology to develop methods to clean water, soils, and sludge.