The Ovivo® MBR Knowledge Center and MICRODYN-NADIR Manufacturing Plant Announces Grand Opening in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas | February 13, 2018

On May 3rd, 2018, the partnership of Ovivo USA (Ovivo) and MICRODYN-NADIR will host the grand opening of the Ovivo® MBR Knowledge Center and MICRODYN-NADIR Manufacturing Plant for BIO-CEL® MBR Membrane Modules.

This new 27,000 square foot facility will house a fully automated, cutting edge membrane module production line as well as offices for Ovivo designers, engineers and technicians. The future of MBR process technology is opening in Austin, TX; featuring water experts with decades of MBR experience driving innovation at the system level, combined with arguably the most advanced MBR membrane equipment manufacturing process in the world.

This new facility will offer customers an unparalleled level of customization and service. From instrumentation, to control valves, blowers, pumps and automation, customers will be able to help design their own systems including customized membrane modules. The new production line will primarily serve Ovivo customers but will have the capacity to support projects around the world.

The grand opening of the Ovivo® MBR Knowledge Center and MICRODYN-NADIR Manufacturing Plant will coincide with the 11th Annual Ovivo MBR Operator’s Workshop (May 2nd – 4th). Workshop attendees will get a sneak peek at the new facility.

Ovivo has been in the U.S. wastewater market since 1914 and the Austin, TX office has been serving the market since 1966; the same time MICRODYN-NADIR started producing membranes. Our heritage extends back to the very first activated sludge patent in the U.S. and the first ever MBR patent.

As a company Ovivo has over 50,000 pieces of equipment installed at every major treatment plant in the

U.S. and has sold more than 2,000 biological processes including over 300 MBR Systems. Ovivo is now building on their legacy of serving the wastewater industry with the grand opening of the Ovivo® MBR Knowledge Center and MICRODYN-NADIR Manufacturing Plant.



With locations in Germany, North America, Asia, and Brazil, MICRODYN-NADIR is a leading supplier of customized spiral membrane elements, MBR modules, and hollow-fiber, capillary and tubular membrane modules. Its product portfolio includes reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, and microfiltration membranes.

For over 50 years, MICRODYN-NADIR has been applying its products in various industrial and municipal applications for water and wastewater treatment as well as in many process applications in the food, dairy and beverage markets and in the chemical industry.

MICRODYN-NADIR is headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, and is the water treatment business unit of MANN+HUMMEL Group.



The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. In 2016, a workforce of over 21,000 employees at more than 80 locations worldwide generated sales of over 3.5 billion euros.

MANN+HUMMEL units include Automotive Original Equipment, Automotive Aftermarket, Industrial Filtration, Water Filtration (business unit headed by MICRODYN-NADIR) and Wix-Filtron (serving the automotive, agricultural, off-highway, marine, industrial and manufacturing applications aftermarket).

Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found at


About Ovivo Inc.

Ovivo is a global provider of equipment, technology and systems producing among the purest water and treating some of the most challenging wastewater in the industry. Ovivo is a powerful global brand with renowned trademarks, proprietary products, advanced technologies, extensive system integration knowhow and more than 150 years of expertise in water treatment. Ovivo delivers everything from conventional to highly technological water treatment solutions for the industrial and municipal markets, and leverages its large installed base of equipment around the world to offer parts and services to its customers. Ovivo is dedicated to innovation in an industry that is in constant evolution and offers water treatment solutions that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Ovivo is owned by SKion Water International GmbH and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. It operates an integrated global platform in over 15 countries, with 800 employees that are worldwide experts in water treatment. For more information, visit our website at



Dennis Livingston

Director, MBR Systems

Tel.: +1-512-834-6019


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