Envac in brief

Envac is one of the most innovative players in the global automated waste collection industry and the inventor of the pneumatic waste collection system. With innovation and ingenuity, we lead the design and implementation of next-generation recycling using resource-efficient waste handling. Our vision is to create smarter cities, improve quality-of-life today, and help secure a greener planet for future generations.

Basic company facts


1953 (as Aktiebolaget Starksugarna, Sweden)


Joakim Karlsson (Stockholm, Sweden)


Stena Adactum AB, a company in the Stena Sphere (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Key figures

The Stena Sphere consists of the Sten A Olsson family’s three wholly-owned parent companies, Stena AB (publ), Stena Sessan AB and Stena Metall AB, and wholly- and partly-owned subsidiaries of these companies. A total of 19,200 persons are employed in the Stena Sphere. Total revenue for 2019 was MSEK 63,366. Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 1,976.


Design, development and supply of pneumatic waste collection systems for smart and sustainable cities, hospitals and airports.

Operation and maintenance of Envac systems including system upgrades.

Design, development and supply of optical waste sorting systems.

Vacuum system history

“If we can vacuum the dust from every corner of the hospital in one single system, why can’t we do the same thing with the waste?”

The story behind the system


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Envac local offices – Contact details

Global presence – Local leadership

With 34 offices in 20 countries serving virtually all of the planet, we provide expertise and experience from around the globe with a local perspective and understanding.

Envac Regions

Envac is organised in six business regions:

China (Region president: Lance Lee)
Middle East & India (Region president: Ahmed Saleh)
North Europe (Region president: Patrick Haraldsson)
South East Asia (Region president: Jeffrey Seow)
South Europe & Americas (Region president: Carlos Bernad Bonilla)
South Korea & Australia (Region president: YH Jung)


…one city, one world, one planet at a time.


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