Hewitech sets up water treatment subsidiary in the U.K

Greentech Lead Europe: Plastics media specialist Hewitech has set up a subsidiary to focus on the waste water treatment and storm water management.

The new subsidiary Hewitech UK in Cheltenham is led by director Dave Fozzard. The company will be well placed to take a significant share of the UK market in waste water treatment and storm water management, according to company officials.

This development follows the company’s 20 years of successful business in Germany and mainland Europe.


The Hewitech parent company based in Ochtrup, Germany, specializes in recycled polypropylene media for a variety of applications from cooling towers and cool pads for air treatment to storm water management and waste water treatment.

Hewitech UK has already signed contracts with Southern Water for waste water treatment and with companies such as Kier for storm water management.

“As a result of these early successes, we will shortly be laying down tooling in the UK for local manufacture of product,” Fozzard said. “For storm water management we have the strongest product in the market at 700KN/m2 vertically and 200KN/m2  laterally, all tested to RAL standards which are currently more stringent than those in the UK”.

In waste water treatment, Hewitech UK offers nitrification filters to remove ammonia in municipal waste water treatment and also media for submerged aeration filters (SAF) usually supplied to OEMs for building into residential and commercial waste water treatment plants.

Hewitech is able to employ one of their specialist machines on site for welding polypropylene filter media modules, this being highly sophisticated and controlled via GPS from the main manufacturing plant in Germany.

Hewitech UK sees their key markets in the UK as municipal and industrial waste water, schools, construction, retail, offices, defence, and also in housing.  There are also plans to introduce some existing storm water products in the European Hewitech product range into the UK market as they satisfy future UK legislation and sustainability expectations in the urban environment.