Emefcy and RWL Water merge and form Fluence

The new Fluence logo.
The new Fluence logo.

Fluence has been set up with the vision of becoming the leading global provider of fast-to-deploy decentralized and packaged water and wastewater treatment solutions.

Headquartered in New York, Fluence has operating and regional entities located around the world, including the US, China, Australia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, France, Israel and Dubai. The company employs more than 300 water professionals.

Henry Charrabé, president and CEO of RWL Water, and Philippe Laval, chief operating officer of RWL Water, have been appointed CEO and COO of Fluence, respectively. Eytan Levy, co-founder and CEO of Emefcy has been named Fluence’s president – Products & Innovation of Fluence, while Emefcy co-founder Ronen Schechter will serve as chief technology officer of Fluence.

“The combination of complementary decentralized and packaged water and wastewater treatment options is paving the way for Fluence to emerge as the leading global provider of innovative water and wastewater solutions serving municipal, industrial and commercial markets,” said Charrabé. “In pairing RWL Water’s proven execution capabilities and standardized solutions with Emefcy’s breakthrough technologies, Fluence operates at the forefront of the movement that is solving the world’s most pressing water and wastewater challenges.”

“The distributed treatment model grants rural and remote communities in developing regions the access to clean water and sanitation they deserve, at a price they can afford, while also offering a compelling model to the developed world,” said Richard Irving, executive chairman of Fluence. “The merger will substantially accelerate Emefcy’s deployment in China and other key markets while making significant operational and distribution gains. Integrating Emefcy and RWL Water products and systems will contribute to continued revenue growth, improving gross margins and expanding recurring revenue streams.”