The evolution of AQUACHEM
The history of AQUACHEM begins long before it was created. At the beginning of James Babbé's career, he worked for what was then the largest filter press manufacturer in North America. As a representative for southern Germany, he gained deep insights into the topics of filtration and filter presses very early on.
At the time there were no uniform EU standards for filter press construction. Threads, hoses and other parts did not show homogeneous guidelines. With this thought in mind, Babbé's aim was to simplify the construction of filter presses and thereby generate the greatest possible customer benefit.
Renting a double truck garage was the first spark for AQUACHEM. James Babbé developed his own filter presses and had these parts built and continuously optimised by selected manufacturers. The turning point in history was the first large order for three of his self-developed fully automatic filter presses in 1991. The large cement manufacturer Dyckerhoff was fascinated by the self-programmed control and the completely sealed filter presses.
After increasing inquiries for our completely sealed filter presses, 'AQUACHEM GmbH Separationstechnik' was founded in 1996. Today we employ more than 30 people with an annual turnover of EUR 8 million. Since our beginnings, we have sold more than 1,000 filter presses. 190 of them are fully automatic filter presses. With almost 30 years of experience in filtration, AQUACHEM offers an efficient and optimal solution in filtration technology for many applications. Our deepened cooperation with Roxia Oy since July 2022, enables us and Roxia to expand our filtration portfolio and to develop the related customer service and business in general in a more sustainable way.