Hanovia Recognised as an Investor in People

UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is delighted to have received Investors in People (IIP) accreditation, demonstrating the company’s commitment to realising the potential of its staff.

Hanovia's IIP Club Committee being presented with the award from IIP's Margaret Faulkner. (l-r): Gunvinder Bhogal, Steve Larner, Margaret Faulkner, Julie Cole, James Hadley, Simon Luce, Mark Eckett, Gugulethu Moyo, Peter Lacey

Hanovia’s IIP Club Committee being presented with the award from IIP’s Margaret Faulkner. (l-r): Gunvinder Bhogal, Steve Larner, Margaret Faulkner, Julie Cole, James Hadley, Simon Luce, Mark Eckett, Gugulethu Moyo, Peter Lacey.

To secure the accreditation, evidence was gathered and assessed via employee interviews carried out by an IIP assessor. Hanovia joins an exclusive group of UK employers eligible to use the sought-after IIP logo and enjoy the benefits it offers.

Commenting on the award, John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with this achievement – it’s a real testament to the staff that their efforts have been recognised in this way. Hanovia is a growing company and we recognised that we can’t achieve our growth objectives without investing in our people. IIP offers a tried and tested approach to guide us through our growing pains and we are confident that it will help us to make Hanovia an even better place to work.

“This accreditation is the sign of an organisation which is committed to good people management practice. However, it’s not about getting an award – we want to keep investing in our staff until we achieve Platinum status. This is just the start.”

At the official presentation of the award, Margaret Faulkner from Investors in People, who carried out the employee interviews, commented: “It’s wonderful to see a senior management team so committed to its employees. John and his team clearly want to make Hanovia the best company it can be by helping each employee be the best they can be.”

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation body for business improvement through people management, providing a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow.

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Hanovia stärkt seine Präsenz in Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz

Der Spezialist für UV-Desinfektionstechnologie Hanovia setzt seine Strategie zur Vergößerung seines Marktanteils in der DACH-Region (Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz) fort – durch ein wachsendes spezialisiertes Vertriebsteam, eine effiziente Supportstruktur und einer folglich wachsenden Kundenliste. Die Brau Beviale, die vom 8. bis 10. November in Nürnberg stattfindet, ist eine weitere Gelegenheit, unser Team zu treffen und sich über unsere preisgekrönten PureLine-UV-Produkte für die Getränke- und Brauereiindustrie zu informieren. Das Unternehmen finden Sie auf Stand 133 in Halle 7.

Hanovia Showing its PureLine PQ UV System at  Dubai Drink Technology Expo

Hanovia Showing its PureLine PQ UV System at Dubai Drink Technology Expo

„Wir sind davon überzeugt, dass sich unsere UV-Technologie hervorragend für die hohen Standards der europäischen Getränkehersteller und Brauereien eignen“, erklärt Matthias Böker, Vertriebsmanager für Hanovia in Europa. „Unsere UVEO (UV Energy Optimised) Einlampen-UV-Systeme sind außerordentlich effizient und energiesparend, während unsere PQ (Performance Qualified) Nieder- und Mitteldruck-UV-Systeme von unabhängiger Stelle auf die Einhaltung der strengsten Anforderungen geprüft wurden.“

„Unsere preisgekrönte Technologie wird auf der Messe präsentiert und wir stehen für unsere Kunden zur Verfügung, um darüber zu sprechen, wie unsere UV-Anlagen sie bei der Verbesserung ihrer Desinfektions- und Dechlorierungsprozesse unterstützen kann“, erklärt Böker.

Die Firma Hanovia, die vor mehr als 90 Jahren in Slough im Vereinigten Königreich gegründet wurde, begann sein Geschäft mit der Herstellung von UV-Lampen für medizinische Behandlungen: die „Aktinotherapie“ oder „künstliches Licht“ im Spektrum des Sonnenlichts. 1927, d. h. nur drei Jahre nach Firmengründung, begann das Unternehmen mit der Distribution ins Ausland. Seit diesen frühen Tagen hat sich Hanovia zu einem der weltweit führenden Hersteller von UV-Lampen und -systemen für die Wasserdesinfektion in der Industrie, im Schwimmbadbereich, in der Gebäudetechnik , in der Aquakultur und in der Schiffsindustrie entwickelt. 1987 stellte Hanovia das erste UV-System der Welt zur Inaktivierung von Kryptosporidien in Trinkwasser bereit (für das Wasserwerk in Fort Benton, Montana, USA).

Hanovia, dessen Unternehmenszentrale weiterhin in Slough ist, verfügt über regionale Geschäftsstellen in Deutschland, den USA und in China. Es bietet einen beispiellosen Kundendienst im Rahmen seines UVCare-Programms an und arbeitet sehr eng mit einem Netzwerk aus Distributoren zusammen, damit seine Kunden einen absolut professionellen Service erhalten. Aus diesem Grund ist Hanovia heute als weltweit führendes Unternehmen im Bereich der UV-Desinfektionstechnologie für Prozessanwendungen bekannt.

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Hanovia consolidating its presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Hanovia continues to strengthen its share in the DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) region, with a growing specialist sales channel, efficient support structure and hence a growing customer list. Brau Beviale, held between 8-10 November in Nuremberg, Germany, presents another opportunity to visit our team and have a friendly chat about our award winning PureLine UV products for the beverage and brewery industry. The company will be located at Booth 133 in Hall 7.

Hanovia showing its PureLine PQ UV disinfection system at VIETWATER 2013

Hanovia showing its PureLine PQ UV disinfection system at VIETWATER 2013

“We believe our UV technology is perfect for the exacting standards of European beverage manufacturers and brewers,” says Hanovia’s European Sales Manager Matthias Boeker. “Our UVEO (UV Energy Optimised) single lamp UV systems offer extraordinary efficiency and energy savings, while our PQ (Performance Qualified) low and medium pressure UV systems are validated by an independent, third party body to meet the most stringent requirements.

“Our award winning technology will be showcased at the event and we would also like to meet with customers to discuss how UV technology can help them improve their disinfection and dechlorination processes,” added Matthias.

Founded over 90 years ago in Slough in the United Kingdom, Hanovia started off by manufacturing UV lamps for medical treatment, known as ‘actinotherapy’ or ‘artificial sunlight’. In 1927, only three years after being founded, the company started overseas distribution. From those early days, Hanovia has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of UV lamps and systems for water disinfection in the industrial, leisure, building, aquaculture and shipping industries. In 1987 it delivered the first UV system in the world for inactivating cryptosporidium in drinking water (to the Fort Benton, Montana drinking water facility in the USA).

Hanovia still has its headquarters in Slough, with regional offices in Germany, the USA and China. It provides an unrivalled level of customer care under its UVCare service and works very closely with a network of distributors to ensure its customers receive a very professional experience. This is why Hanovia now regarded as a world leader in UV disinfection technology for processing applications.

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“Engineering is a great choice for girls” says Hanovia’s Gugu Moyo

Gugu Moyo is a Quality and Planning Engineer at British UV water disinfection specialist Hanovia. With National Women in Engineering Day coming up on June 23, she reflects on the challenges and opportunities of a profession where only 6% of professional engineers are women.

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Like many teenagers I considered many career options. Growing up in Zimbabwe, the challenges facing girls wanting to go into engineering were much the same as in the UK, with widespread misunderstanding about what engineers do. The image of spending the day in a boiler suit, covered in grease and wielding a wrench is hard to shift, despite the fact that in my career my tools are typically computers, software and statistics.

I considered other possible careers using my abilities with maths and science, such as medicine and pharmacy, but decided to stick to my guns with engineering and I have found that, in the UK, people judge you by your ability as an engineer, not on your gender.

I came to the UK in 2007 to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Greenwich, followed by a Masters in Mechanical Manufacturing and Engineering. During both qualifications there was significant practical experience in secondments to companies. During my first degree I undertook a ‘Year in Industry’ with Npower CoGen in Aylesford and during my Masters was seconded to lighting specialists Heathfield and Company.

These experiences showed me what working life is really like made me realise how important work experience is – and how more girls might come into engineering if they could see engineering at first hand while still at school. It gave me a real insight into what to expect in an engineering career after university, and the skills I learned have constantly come into play.

“More girls might come into engineering if they could see engineering at first hand while still at school”

I would advise any girls considering GSCE and ‘A’ Level choices to consider engineering very carefully. If you can do some work experience in an engineering environment it will enable you to see for yourself that there are lots of silly myths about what engineers do. I would also say don’t be influenced by what your friends are choosing. Your future is your own, so pick subjects you enjoy and if that leads to engineering, give it a try. I have certainly found engineering a great career so far.

“Your future is your own, so pick subjects you enjoy and if that leads to engineering, give it a try”

My present job for Hanovia is as a Quality and Planning Engineer, involving quality assurance and internal process improvement, driven from statistical monitoring. It’s as far from the boiler suit and grease image as you can possibly get. In many ways it’s more like being an engineering detective, looking at evidence and making important decisions based on that evidence.

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I hope more girls will take an engineering career more seriously and I also hope more companies will start offering work experience to younger people – and to girls in particular. All sizes of companies can help with this, ensuring that pupils at school understand more about engineering and that there are more experienced graduates out there when it comes to recruitment. I know that some companies are wary of putting resource into this type of activity, but with experienced partners like the charity Engineering Development Trust, who run a number of schemes, the complexity is less than might be imagined.

Providing work experience is a great investment in the future of the engineering sector where we must ensure that the number of women in engineering careers increases many times over to ensure that the industry has the skills it needs in the future.

Commenting on Gugu’s role at Hanovia, the company’s Managing Director John Ryan says: “Ethnic and Gender diversity in our team makes us stronger and better able to respond positively to the needs of our diverse, global customer base. We’re delighted to have engineers such as Gugu in our team and I hope her story encourages more female students to consider a career in engineering. Unfortunately when we recruit we see very few female applicants and this can only change by offering a much more engaging perspective of what it means to be an engineer, so students can make an informed choice, not one based on an outdated notion that actually was never really true.”

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Hanovia begrüßt neuen Vertriebsmanager für Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz

Der Spezialist für UV-Desinfektionstechnologie Hanovia festigt seine Position in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, mit der Ernennung von Sven Leifer als neuen Vertriebsmanager für diese Region.

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Leifer wechselt zu Hanovia von seinem vorherigen Arbeitgeber Peschl Ultraviolet GmbH, wo er in verschiedenen Funktionen für ganz Europa tätig war, und wird das Unternehmen durch seinen großen Erfahrungsschatz im Bereich der UV-Technologie bereichern.

„Wir freuen uns sehr, Sven in unserem wachsenden europäischen Vertriebsteam willkommen zu heißen “, erklärt Matthias Böker, European Sales Manager, Hanovia. „Sein ausgezeichnetes Wissen über UV-Anwendungen und sein unternehmerisches Denken machen ihn zur idealen Besetzung für die Entwicklung einer nachhaltigen Wachstumsstrategie für Hanovia in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz.“

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Hanovia Appoints New Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Hanovia is consolidating its position in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with the appointment of Sven Leifer as its new Sales Manager for the region.

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Sven comes to Hanovia with extensive experience in the UV industry, having previously worked for Peschl Ultraviolet GmbH in various sales roles across Europe.

“We’re delighted to welcome Sven to our expanding European sales team,” said Hanovia’s European Sales Manager Matthias Boeker. “His excellent understanding of UV technology combined with a strong business capability makes him the ideal person to develop a sustainable growth strategy for Hanovia in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.”

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Hanovia Expands into Asia Pacific with new Regional Manager

As part of its growth in the Asia Pacific region UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has recently appointed Poorna Rajendran as Regional Manager for its new Singapore Representative Office.

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Poorna’s main role will initially be to set up the Singapore office, which adds to the offices Hanovia has already established in the USA, Germany and China. He will also be responsible for the business development and growth of Hanovia’s UV disinfection business in South East Asia, Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

“We’re delighted to have Poorna on our team,” comments Hanovia’s Global Marketing Manager Gunvinder Bhogal. “He joins us with excellent experience in the water industry, having worked with Siemens Water Technologies (formerly USFilter) and, more recently, as Asia Business Director of Wallace & Tiernan, where he was responsible for the disinfection business and managed a wide network of channel partners across Asia.”

Poorna has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in the USA which he undertook under the Singapore Stanford Partnership Program.

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Dubai Drink Technology Expo begins with an unexpected visit

Hanovia’s first day at the Dubai Drink Technology Expo began with an unexpected surprise.

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His Excellency Mr. Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Department of Economic Development, called at our booth and took part in the official unveiling of our PureLine UVEO UV disinfection system at the show. He then listened to our MEA Sales Manager Halim Mirza explain how UV technology helps food and beverage producers keep their process water pure without resorting to chemical disinfection.

“Having His Excellency Mr. Al Qamzi unveil our new product in the Middle East region was an unexpected honour,” says Gunvinder Bhogal, Hanovia’s Global Marketing Manager. “He appeared to take great interest in the technology and how it disinfects process water in an environmentally friendly way, without any disinfection by-products.”

“I believe we are the only company to launch a new product at the Expo,” added Mr Bhogal. “We believe the PureLine UVEO system is ideally suited for food and beverage producers in the region as it meets all necessary standards and regulations and offers a very high level of biosecurity while also reducing operational costs. Powered by ‘UVEO technology’, the new generation PureLine UV systems deliver up to 60% less power usage than conventional, equivalent UV systems, meaning lower energy use while still delivering effective water disinfection at required flows – all with a single medium pressure lamp.”

Hanovia is the Expo until May 18 and visitors are welcome to visit us at Booth C41 to find out more about the PureLine UVEO and our extensive range of UV systems for disinfection, dechlorination and deozonation.

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Hanovia Nominated for ‘Excellence in Export’ at Slough Business Awards

Hanovia was a finalist at the recent Slough Business Awards. The company was one of five nominated in the ‘Excellence in Export’ category.

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Rafiq Chohan, Slough Business Awards chairman, “The turnout was great and we were really pleased that we had so many more finalists and winners than ever. There is no doubt it was the best one yet.”

A silent auction raised more than £1,000 for Slough Refugee Support, the awards’ charity partner, and guests were entertained by Tim Oliver and Brett Sirells – impersonators of David Brent and Gareth Keenan from the Slough-based comedy series The Office.

The awards are open to all 18,000 businesses in the SL postcode area, which includes Slough Trading Estate – Europe’s largest trading estate – where Hanovia is located.

“We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for this award and, although we didn’t win, to be one of five shortlisted exporters – out of the many thousands of exporters in the SL postcode – is no mean achievement,” said Gunvinder Bhogal, Hanovia Global Marketing Manager. “Hanovia has been based in Slough since its inception over 90 years ago. We are now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of UV lamps and systems for water disinfection in the industrial, leisure, building, aquaculture and shipping industries, with exports going as far afield as Chile, New Zealand and Fiji,” he added.

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Hanovia’s UV Technology Wins Chinese Innovation Award

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UVEO treatment system wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award

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(Caption: Lulu Lv, Halma’s marketing specialist in China, receiving the Ringier Award)

UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is delighted to announce that it has won the 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Award (Food and Beverage Industry) at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China. The company won the award for its new UVEO (Ultra-Violet Energy Optimization) technology.

“This is the fifth time we have won the award since 2010, which is great recognition of the quality and reliability of our UV technology for the food and beverage industries,” commented Wang Tao, Hanovia’s China General Manager.

The Ringier Awards, held annually in China since 2005, encourage innovation by acknowledging and rewarding those companies who have made prominent steps to produce innovative products and technologies in the food & beverage industry.

Hanovia’s UVEO system stood out from the competition due to its improved hydraulic design which offers significant performance and lifecycle cost improvements, allowing it to handle higher flows with a single UV lamp. The SwimLine UVEO, for leisure applications, has already been launched; while the PureLine UVEO, for industrial applications, is being launched in November.

“Hanovia is dedicated to continuous innovation,” added Mr Wang. “Since we entered the Chinese market in 2005 we have successively launched many innovative UV products, winning unanimous praise from industry experts. We are devoted to delivering the best UV solutions for industrial, life sciences and commercial markets in order to protect people and processes from harmful contaminants. We thrive by continually adapting our products to meet our customers’ growing regulatory and environmental needs through the application of validated UV science.”

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