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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: The Swedish cleantech company Malmberg turns 150!

Malmberg is a leader in the areas of Water treatment, Biogas, Geothermal energy and Drilling. The company's headquarters are still in Åhus, outside Kristianstad, Sweden where it all started 150 years ago. Today, about 170 people at Malmberg, with subsidiaries in Germany, England, Denmark and the Baltic countries.

CEO Per Malmberg comments:

150 years is an impressive period of time and as a family, you feel very proud to be able to demonstrate a successful business. There are many people to thank, who worked at Malmberg, who contributed greatly to Malmbergs development through these 150 years. Being the leader in environmental technology could not be more up to date and we'll not be idle the next 150 years … at least. 

Malmberg's story begins when 23-year-old Smith Jöns Malmberg 1866 buy a smithy in Yngsjö and registers a company under its own name. Jöns is on an ingenious solution to filter wells to keep pollutions away, while he develops an equally ingenious method to quickly and easily dig down to the fresh groundwater in clean gravel.

After a few years, the smithy got water technology as a new line of business and that is the way it should remain even when future generations take over and develop the family business.

As the modern welfare state during the 1900s expanded in Sweden, there is an increasing need for supply of running fresh water to more households. In the 30's and 40's the first wastewater treatment plants are built and then the post-war record years follow with ever-increasing demand for greater well drilling projects and water utilities to municipalities and companies.

At the same time the company developes in line with the times. Malmberg's experience in waste water treatment provides expertise in the recovery of biogas as a renewable energy source. Well drilling leads to the construction of Sweden's first ground water heating system, which in turn result in a focus on shallow geothermal energy.

150 years after Jöns Malmberg with his own hands created the innovative filter well is the family name synonymous with innovation, environment, energy and creativity – all with water as the common denominator.

Malmberg is now run by the family Malmberg where the fifth generation Erik Malmberg leading areas of water treatment and biogas. Sara Malmberg leading areas Drilling and Geothermal energy. CEO is Per Malmberg. Malmberg has a turnover of approximately 600 million SEK with an export share of 60 percent and has 170 employees.

Malmberg is a global market and technology leader in the Cleantech sector. Our focus is on the design and production of plants for water treatment, biogas, geothermal energy and drilling, with production headquarters located in Yngsjo near Kristianstad, Sweden. Malmberg is a family owned business in operation since 1866 and with a workforce of 180 employees who work towards a better environment under the motto “Pure energy. Clean water.”

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