Environmental technology: a multi-faceted sector
Water and sewage, waste and recycling, renewable energy, energy efficiency and air pollution control are all areas in which around 51,000 skilled professionals are employed at about 1,300 industrial companies, engineering offices and consultancy firms in Hessen. This sector offers outstanding professional perspectives with an above-average potential for growth and innovation.
Hessen’s environmental technology companies work in various fields like water and sewage, waste and recycling, renewable energy, energy efficiency and air pollution control. Around 51,000 skilled professionals are employed in this sector at about 1,300 industrial companies, engineering offices and consultancy firms, developing pioneering technology for a more environmentally-friendly economy.
Over 90% of Hessen’s environmental technology is structured around small and medium-sized businesses. However, some global players are also present in the sector, developing innovative technological solutions that are used around the world.
Variety of top-class research institutes
Hessen’s environmental technology sector has both a strong market and a variety of top-class universities and research institutes that work in a vast amount of fields due to the interdisciplinary orientation of their work.
Companies are relying on highly-qualified professionals to prepare for the competition on international markets. While the skilled professionals of the future receive continuous in-house training at their companies, universities at ten locations in Hessen also provide them with intensive preparation for their future responsibilities at work and in research.
Major environmental technology companies in Hessen:
- EnviroChemie GmbH
- Lahmeyer International GmbH
- Limón GmbH
- Bilfinger Water Technologies GmbH
- Passavant-Geiger Gruppe
- SMA Solar Technology AG
- Steinhardt GmbH Wassertechnik
- Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG
- WasteTec GmbH
- ZME Elektronik Recycling GmbH
- BIOGEST AG