History

Our Family History

The successful company history of today’s FUCHS Enprotec GmbH started already in the mid-60s. The noticeably deteriorating condition of the waters due to uncleaned sewage from households and industry prompted the passionate angler Hubert K. E. Fuchs Senior to deal with the then largely unknown topic of environmental protection. He decides to sell the family-run quarry and starts developing self-aspirating aerators.
FUCHS Aerators have been used successfully in sewage pond systems and activation systems since the early 1970s. With the emergence of factory farming, further machines are used to treat pig manure and lead to the development of Autoheated Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion (ATAD). A groundbreaking process in which sewage sludge is stabilized in terms of disease and plant hygiene. Today you can find FUCHS Aerators and ATAD systems all over the world.
In 2019, the family company based in Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate, becomes part of the American Aqua-Aerobic Systems group. The successful story of high product quality and customer proximity is being continued.

2021

Worldwide presence with over 4,000 references

2020

Handover of management to Dr. Christian Henrich

2019

Acquisition of FUCHS by Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
– a company of the Metawater Group

2014

40th anniversary of the company

2010

Renaming of the company to FUCHS Enprotec GmbH

2001

Supply of aerators for one of the largest industrial parks in Asia

1990

Recognition of the ATAD process by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

1982

Leonhard and Martin Fuchs take over the management

1974

Foundation of Fuchs Gas- und Wassertechnik GmbH, patent for the FUCHS Spiral Aerator

1971

First wastewater lagoons in the food industry with FUCHS Aerators

1965

Hubert K. E. Fuchs starts developing self-aspirating aerators