Waterleau Group has acquired the anaerobic biological wastewater treatment plant design-build business of Ecovation and the membership stakes of Krofta Technologies and their DAF technology from Ecolab.

The acquisitions bring, Waterleau a successful worldwide wastewater and water engagements with several food and beverage brands to the North American market.

The newly created organization, Waterleau USA, will be based in Victor, New York. Customers can access a portfolio of technologies and a single-source for anaerobic, aerobic and membrane wastewater solutions for the food and beverage industry.

Waterleau USA president Willy Gils said: "With the acquisitions of Ecovation and Krofta, Waterleau USA offers the North American market the best technology people armed with years of industry smarts, backed up with an in-house portfolio of technologies that can be combined in an optimal way to meet almost any environmental wastewater need."

"Our speed to design-build and flexibility within our technology portfolio offers a true custom-tailored solution for the most challenging applications."

Ecovation’s access to Waterleau Group’s portfolio of environmental technologies and services will enable Waterleau USA to extend its range of treatment solutions and reinforce its presence in the North America.

Krofta designs and delivers dissolved air flotationclarifiers for treating wastewater and solid-liquid separation.

Waterleau Group CEO Bart Goedseels said: "The additions of Ecovation and Krofta combined with the 2015 acquisitions of IBH Waste-to-Energy Engineering Consultants and Kary-Planqua, the Germany based water, wastewater and biomass treatment solutions provider, provides our customers access to a global portfolio of complementary and proprietary technology in all fields of environmental protection: water, air, waste treatment and energy recovery."