AKW Apparate + Verfahren GmbH

Processing Plants and Separation Machinery for Wet Mechanical and Water Management Processing


AKW Apparate + Verfahren GmbH (AKW A+V) offers services in process engineering and equipment, as well as plant engineering, construction and service.

AKW A+V has the experience, knowledge, motivation and high level of international quality standards to offer its clients a truly tailored service.

Wet-mechanical processing and chemical treatment

AKW A+V has technical competence in the successful planning, conception and implementation of projects in the wet-mechanical processing of mineral raw materials and ores.

The company has expertise in the treatment of chemicals and corrosives for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries.

Process engineering, construction and manufacture

AKW A+V services a broad range of industries, including:

  • Sand and kaolin
  • Ores and minerals
  • Environmental
  • Flue gas desulphurisation (FGD)
  • Chemistry and food

The versatile services benefit many applications, such as:

  • Ores and minerals
  • Glass, foundry and other industrial sands, kaolin and feldspar
  • Contaminated soils and water / harbour sediments
  • Municipal waste, road sweepings, sewer rinsing sands, slag
  • Wastewater and process water, gypsum removal in flue gas desulphurisation systems
  • Abrasives, suspensions and mixed plastics
  • Bentonite suspensions
  • Aluminium hydroxide, starch and salts
  • Biogas plants

Technical laboratory and testing facilities

AKW A+V has a state-of-the-art technical laboratory to respond to clients' procedure and process needs.

The research and development team works closely with universities and research institutes to ensure a high standard of technical development in process chain and process engineering; this also allows the company to offer a wide range of test facilities, including sample and materials analysis.

Engineering services for equipment and process units

AKW A+V designs uniquely coordinated solutions for each individual project. The company uses its engineering activities to assist clients through all stages of planning, from analysis and test reports, to pre-basic, basic and detail engineering, and plant execution.

Industrial plant design and construction

AKW A+V designs and constructs stationary and mobile plants for containers or trucks.

The company offers environmentally friendly processes and plants for wet-mechanical and dry separation technologies. AKW A+V acts as a client's partner, managing the plant engineering, construction, erection and commissioning of complete turnkey plants, as well as refitting and optimising existing processing plants.

Equipment and process units

AKW A+V has project management experience in wet-mechanical processing of raw mineral and ore, and chemical and corrosive matter treatment.

The applied processes are based on equipment and process units developed by AKW A+V, including high-performance attrition cells, annular distributors, hydrocyclones and flat bottom cyclones. The company manages the conception and application of its own products, as well as those designed for integration into a client's purchased products.

Spare parts and service

AKW A+V acts as a partner, offering support to its clients beyond the delivery and commissioning.
The after-sales service covers a reliable supply of spare and wear parts, maintenance and repairs, and supervision of existing plants.

About the company

Since its establishment in 1963, the privately owned company has developed innovations, products and technologies that have turned AKW A+V into a global operating enterprise.

With headquarters in Hirschau, Bavaria, the company serves its customers through offices in Kiel, Moscow, Shanghai, São Paulo and Dubai, and has distributors in many more countries.

In 2001, AKW A+V GmbH took over the company Protec GmbH and started successfully with the business field of developing of water and waste water treatment plants. With the experience of Protec and AKW A+V's specialised know-how and involvement, they have been developing mechanical, biological and physical procedures.

Contact Details

AKW Apparate+Verfahren GmbH
Dienhof 26
92242 Hirschau
+49 9622 7039 0
+49 9622 7039 376

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AKW Equipment and Process Units 13 January 2016 AKW Apparate + Verfahren GmbH is a medium-sized, privately owned company focussed on process engineering and equipment as well as on plant engineering, construction and service.