Metering Systems in Full Flow
The mid-size company in Eppingen-Muehlbach, Germany, is satisfied with the last business year. Order intake in 2018 was about 9% higher than in the previous year
with the flow measurement systems generating the largest share of sales. The manufacturer is pleased to find that the portable 'NivuFlow Mobile' flow meters introduced two years ago have been very well received by the market resulting in a large share of turnover. Hardware and software solutions for data transmission using mobile communication have also been developing very pleasingly.
NIVUS GmbH’s service sector shows an encouraging balance too. The customer service as well as the division conducting complete measurement campaigns recorded double-digit growth. NIVUS products and services are mainly used in the water and wastewater industry. Fields of application include wastewater systems, wastewater treatment plants, drinking water supply, irrigation and hydropower.
Order intake in Germany was slightly higher than in 2017. On an international scale, the manufacturer of measurement systems can look back on a significant increase compared to the previous year.
In the past year NIVUS have extended their headquarters with a large new building. With the new building employees additionally benefit from a spacious canteen and a fitness room for use free of charge. Besides increased office areas there is now more space particularly for the required laboratory extension for research and development available. Managing director Marcus Fischer says: "To maintain our position at the forefront of technology we need to provide the best possible working conditions and sufficient space for our R&D departments." In order to always keep up to date with the latest technological developments the NIVUS group closely cooperates with universities and institutes in many areas.
'NIVUS Campus' was launched in 2018 too. The NIVUS training programme focuses on sharing know-how on measurement systems and data management in the water industry with users and experts. Divided into small groups, the participants learn the basics of metering systems and the handling of measurement data. Hydraulic phenomena and the advantages of different measurement systems are directly demonstrated in the in-house hydraulics lab. "With our customer trainings we provide a sound platform to make optimal use of the right measurement systems", Fischer continues. "Nothing is better for users than obtaining a constant and uninterrupted flow of data they can rely on."