A strategic move: KLINGER Portugal acquires LiberAqua to meet the increasing demand for innovative and sustainable wastewater treatment solutions.
The Portuguese subsidiary of KLINGER Group has acquired LiberAqua, a company specializing in water treatment.
The newly formed partnership further demonstrates both companies’ commitment to providing innovative and sustainable solutions to address global water challenges. This strategic move strengthens KLINGER Portugal’s presence in the rapidly-growing water segment, as it continues to expand its portfolio of products and services for stakeholders. The acquisition is effective from May 15, 2023, and the company will be integrated into KLINGER Portugal’s operations in a phased manner.
„The acquisition of LiberAqua is a significant step in our growth strategy and will help us meet the increasing demand for water and wastewater treatment solutions. We are confident that combining our resources and expertise will enable us to better serve our customers and create new opportunities for both companies.“
Jesús Sanchez, Managing Director of KLINGER Portugal
Jesús Sanchez, Managing Director of KLINGER Portugal, additionally has been appointed Managing Director of LiberAqua, as of May 15, 2023.
Merging waters – KLINGER Portugal and LiberAqua flow together
„We are thrilled to become part of the KLINGER Group and are eager to combine our strengths.“
Cláudio Manuel Martins da Silva, former Managing Director of LiberAqua
Fernando Manuel da Silva Ferreira, also a former Managing Director of LiberAqua, adds, “This partnership will enable us to reach new markets and expand our offerings to better serve the needs of our clients.” Both Cláudio and Fernando will assume the roles of General Managers of LiberAqua, and together with their team will contribute to the company’s further success.
Cláudio da Silva is – together with Fernando da Silva Ferreira – General Manager of LiberAqua since May 15, 2023
Water and wastewater treatment in Portugal
The wastewater treatment sector in Portugal has faced numerous challenges, including scarcity of water due to global warming and desertification. Increasingly stringent regulations and growing concern for the institutional image of companies have further propelled the demand for innovative water treatment solutions.
Daniel Schibli (center), CEO of KLINGER Group, is convinced that by merging the expertise and experience of both companies, they will foster an environment of improvement and new developments.
The partnership between KLINGER Portugal and LiberAqua demonstrates both companies’ commitment to providing environmentally responsible technologies that minimize water waste and promote conservation efforts. Daniel Schibli, CEO of KLINGER Group, highlights the importance of this acquisition:
„Our commitment to water and wastewater treatment is unwavering, and the acquisition of LiberAqua reinforces our dedication to providing sustainable solutions for our clients in this critical industry.“
Daniel Schibli, CEO of KLINGER Group
The acquisition of LiberAqua by KLINGER Portugal presents a tremendous opportunity for both companies to leverage their combined expertise and resources to better serve their customers in the water segment.
LiberAqua boasts a comprehensive range of services for wastewater treatment plants (WWTP).
Technical synergies and product portfolio expansion
LiberAqua is located in Porto and has built a solid reputation. This innovative company is mainly focused on consulting, engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, and management of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and stands out as a comprehensive provider of wastewater treatment solutions covering all areas. It will bolster KLINGER Portugal’s product portfolio. These additions include:
- study and design of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP)
- manufacture of equipment, like dissolved air flotation (DAF) units
- management and maintenance service
Brands of excellent quality and reputation, such as BENENV, are offered by LiberAqua already.