Making Water Safer
Inspired by our commitment to making water safer, we deliver high performing and cost-effective water treatment solutions
Water makes up 60% of who you are. For us, it’s 100%.
Our mission is centred around ensuring access to clean, safe, and healthy water for everyone. This mission is driven by the recognition that water is a fundamental resource for all aspects of life and that the safety of water is critical for the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the environment.
New Zealand and Australia are countries with diverse water resources, from rivers and lakes to groundwater, but they face challenges in managing these resources sustainably.
We commit to making water safer by supporting our customers to successfully treat and manage their water resources.
We achieve this through building trusted relationships with our customers and the use of advanced technology and innovative solutions, while also promoting awareness and education about the importance of water safety.
FILTEC has a strong set of values that form the foundations of our business. We integrate these values into our daily operations, decision-making and team culture.
We communicate these values clearly and consistently to our team and customers and hold ourselves accountable for upholding these values in all aspects of our business.
There’s Always a Better Way
People Come First
We Act Like Owners
We Go The Extra Mile
We Care For Our Environment & Community
We Are ALL FILTEC
FILTEC establishes a central government division to enable us to deliver compliant water treatment solutions on a national scale. This team secures a $27 mil. contract to deliver treatment systems to rural communities throughout New Zealand, including a 5 year operations component.
FILTEC appoints an experienced Business Development Manager to expand our services into the Queensland and northern New South Wales regions.
FILTEC launches our UF 2/10 Membrane Skid product. Designed in-house, this robust skid-mounted solution that meets and exceeds the performance required by New Zealand Drinking Water Standards.
FILTEC launches our residential range of water treatment products and our partner channels throughout New Zealand.
FILTEC acquires Practical Filtration Solutions (PFS) and opens it’s Melbourne Office at Mt Waverley.
FILTEC continue to grow and expand their capabilities.
FILTEC International Pty is formed, allowing FILTEC to operate in the Australian market. The first full time Australian is employed to lead our Australian operations.
FILTEC is awarded a $6 mil. contract to deliver the design and build of water and wastewater services to the dairy sector.
FILTEC commended for is involvement in the IPWEA NZ Excellence award for best public works project under $5m the Mangawhai Water Treatment Plant.
FILTEC commended for its involvement in the Tokomaru water treatment plant as winner for the Local Government NZ infrastructure project of the year.
Matt Ewen, Managing Director of FILTEC, receives Young Water Professional award from Water New Zealand.
FILTEC moves to a purpose fit out facility in Mt Wellington allowing them the capability to expand the offering. A world class engineering design office and fabrication facility as well as a stock management and control centre housing all the spare components required to look after our clients.
An advisory board is appointed allowing the company to have a strong governance structure. A significant investment programme begins, in people plant and processes.
Graeme Thacker retires, majority shareholding is taken on by Managing Director Matt Ewen who had been working in the business for a number of years at this point.
Company founded by Graeme Thacker and Craig Freeman as a management buy-out of the Mac Ewans Water Treatment Division.
Creating a better future
We’re committed to operating in an environmentally conscious manner and providing eco-friendly water treatment solutions that minimise or eliminate harm to the environment.
FILTEC holds an ISO 14001 accreditation for our environmental management system (EMS).
As part of our commitment to sustainable practice, we work with Toitu Envirocare to limit carbon emissions. FILTEC is also part of the Sustainable Business Network which helps to change the way we work by putting nature first.
FILTEC are committed to making communities safer, not only with advanced water and wastewater solutions, but also supporting non-profit organisations and initiatives that benefit our communities.
Your safety is paramount
We are serious about the welfare of our employees and reducing work related accidents.
We have a robust health and safety program that ensures we operate in a responsible and sustainable manner.
All FILTEC site team members hold Foundation Passport – Building construction under the Site Safe Certificate programme and operate under the ISO 45001 certified health and safety management system.
This enables us to operate in a safe manner that respects the health and safety of our employees our customers, and the communities in which we operate.