Zero industrial waste...!

Industrial waste treatment is our profession for more than 20 years.

econ industries provides the most efficient and cleanest solutions to recover resources from special wastes worldwide.

econ industries has been operating in the profession of industrial waste treatment for over 20 years. Starting with the mantra “Imagine – Zero industrial waste…!” we are passionate about working every day towards a cleaner future; creating safe and effective alternatives to landfilling and waste incineration. Developing cutting-edge resource recovery techniques for hazardous industrial wastes is our daily business. The environment is of utmost importance to us, and all of our work is consistently undertaken in accordance with the strictest German environmental regulations.

During the late 1990’s, our first vacuum dryers for soil-remediation went into operation. From the beginning, we were certain that no other desorber technology would be able to deal with such a wide range of feed materials as ours; everything from low-viscosity sludge to soils and building rubble. Today, using vacuum distillation under the brand name VacuDry®, we are 100% committed to providing the best resource recovery method available for industrial wastes and cleaning up contaminated sites.

Our waste treatment technology is able to recover e.g. 100 % of valuable drilling fluids, leading to a profitable hazardous waste recycling process and minimum impact to the environment.

Customers who decide to work with us will have access to the most efficient and cleanest solutions for recovering resources from wastes in the world. Large investments have been made into research & development, resulting in unique patented technologies which help to secure our worldwide market leadership. With the team of engineers, who like to call themselves `econeers´ here we are coordinating projects locally and abroad, working across Europe as well as 30 other countries worldwide.

Facts and figures

  • 600,000 tons – treatment capacity of all existing VacuDry® units
  • 90,000 tons – annual throughput capacity of largest VacuDry® unit
  • 150 tons – average weight of the supplied VacuDry® units
  • 600 tons – total weight of the largest VacuDry® unit
  • 9 tons – total weight of the smallest supplied VacuDry® unit
  • 34 countries – origin of inquiries where we work on VacuDry® projects
  • 0 countries – rejected EPA permit applications for VacuDry® units

Business activities

We accompany our clients from the first project idea to the completion of the final plant and operation.

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R&D and pilot-testing

R&D and pilot-testing

  • Feasibility studies
  • Project management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies
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Feasibility studies and consulting

Feasibility studies and consulting

  • Results on final quality of treated products
  • Econ test centre equipped with VacuDry® 160
  • On site testing with mobile equipment
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Design and engineering

Design and engineering

  • Design with latest 3D Software
  • HSE consultancy and HAZOP studies
  • CE, ASME and regional standards possible
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Manufacturing and delivery

Manufacturing and delivery

  • Taylor made vacuum distillation plants
  • Transport & logistic
  • Modular concept for easy installation
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Assembly and commissioning

Assembly and commissioning

  • Assembly & installation
  • Commissioning hot & cold
  • operator training
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Operation and maintenance

Operation and maintenance

  • Maintenance contract
  • Operation by econ industries
  • Rent a VacuDry®
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Engineers at econ industries are directly involved in the decision-making process; from detailed technical and commercial matters, to sales and commissioning. This results in both significant personal responsibility and work satisfaction for each of us, along with a supportive and understanding team environment. Complex projects involving the fields of material conveying, mechanical process engineering and thermodynamics all require versatile engineers who are prepared to continually broaden and extend their professional knowledge. In addition to creating customer-oriented solutions to technical problems, other vital focal points include the progression of individual technical standards; as well as the development, compliance and supervision of contracts and budgets. Working at econ industries is characterized by enthusiastic personal commitment, flat organisational hierarchies and minimal bureaucracy.

If you like how our engineers describe their job, why not join us? At the moment we are seeking candidates for the following positions:

Alternatively, feel free to impress us with your unsolicited application.

Does becoming an “econeer” appeal to you? If so, then send your application directly to us. If you have any questions regarding the positions offered, please contact Stephanie Gundlage. We look forward to hearing from you!



Since 2010, the econ industries office has been located in Starnberg, in the southern outskirts of Munich. The beautiful Starnberg AmmerSee Region in the South of Germany, near the Alps, provides a picturesque and inspiring environment for our team. It is here that the administration, development and project management teams are located, under one roof. For our employees, business partners and our (mainly foreign) customers, Starnberg is an attractive and easily accessible location which offers numerous cultural and recreational outlets.


Here at econ industries, we are passionate about contributing towards the development of a sustainable future society for humanity. We therefore play an active role in supporting many associations working on increasing sustainability in the fields of hazardous waste management and contaminated soil treatment.

econ industries is a proud member of the following associations:

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