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 outdoor and marine markets for over 80 years now. Numerous international relief organizations and militaries around the world rely on the products of Katadyn for survival and lifesaving. The Katadyn Group 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 brand AlpineAire Foods, Katadyn North America Foods, LLC, now offers a wide range of dehydrated food for the North American market.

At the beginning of 2015, the Katadyn Group acquired the assets of the U.S. company Spectra Watermakers, Inc., headquartered in San Rafael, California and founded the Katadyn Desalination, LLC in San Rafael/USA. The Group thus expands its product line of electrically powered desalinators to land-based systems.

At the end of 2009 Katadyn expanded its sphere of operations into the industrial and municipal water treatment sector by acquiring 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 140 persons worldwide.