Katadyn Group

The Swiss Katadyn company is No. 1 in the world for individual water purification systems and products, with a global market share exceeding 50 percent. Katadyn has been developing water filters, chlorine and silver-based sterilizing agents, and mobile desalinators for the trekking and marine markets for over 80 years now. Numerous international relief organizations and special army units rely on the products of Katadyn for survival and life saving. The company has further diversified by adding other outdoor market brands: “Trek’n Eat”, No. 1 for freeze-dried outdoor and expedition foods in Europe and the Swedish brand Optimus with its range of outdoor stoves and accessories. At the end of 2012 the Katadyn Group acquired the assets of the U.S. Company TyRy Foods, Inc., producer of freeze-dried and dehydrated instant meals. Under the brands Natural High, Richmoor, AlpineAire Foods und Gourmet Reserves, Katadyn North America Foods, LLC, now offers dehydrated food for the North American market.

At the end of 2009 Katadyn expanded its sphere of operations into the industrial and municipal water treatment sector by acquiring a majority stake in the AQUAFIDES Group with subsidiaries in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.

Katadyn is headquartered in Kemptthal near Zurich, Switzerland, and operates subsidiaries and sales offices in Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, the U.S.A., and Singapore as well as a production facility in Romania. The group employs some 180 persons worldwide and will achieve an estimated turnover of roughly 50 million Swiss Francs in 2013.