Our corporate philosophy | utp umwelttechnik pöhnl GmbH

utp umwelttechnik pöhnl GmbH – “Your partner for everything all around water“

This promise reflects the self-conception of a seminal enterprise.
Whether domestic, commercial or municipal sewage – utp umwelttechnik pöhnl GmbH stands for innovative and intelligent wastewater treatment plants.

More than 20 years ago it was provided – the foundation for the success story of this enterprise. Since 2010 utp operates as holding with the single member companies utp umwelttechnik GmbH, utp service GmbH, utp tankbau GmbH and cleani GmbH.
utp with ist quality product range klärofix® stands as a synonyme for elaborated technics, latest technologies and a unique full-service long ago now. Whether as robust concrete tank or as lightweight PE tank – each klärofx® small waste water treatment plant technology is accredited by a general technical approval of the DIBt in Berlin (German institute of Civil Engineering). Based on five different 38-week-tests by PIA Institute In Aachen, all klärofix® plant is CE marked, what enables an assembling in each European Country. All technical mounting parts are manufactured directly in Seybothenreuth, the same place where we keep working on our continuous further development. Hier erfolgt auch die kontinuierliche Weiterentwicklung der Produkte. In addition to the klarofix® small wastewater treatment plant, these are primarily small district wastewater treatment plants and special wastewater treatment plants for restaurants and remote businesses.
Our innovative solutions keep us staying ahead and consistently applying new standards. Thousands of Content customers do already profit of the exceptional know-how of klärofix® small waste water plants. utp now proudly presents the first remote monitoring of the plants by a telemetry. This innovation relieves the owner of the small waste water treatment plant of all required operating controls – with technical approval.
This means a great demand to this young and upcoming company – and an express promise towards our customers which we keep today as well as in future. utp supports together with a team of 30 motivated employees as well as a nationwide and European-wide network of partners best competent support at any time for all belongings of the customers.

Strategic orientation

We act according to the mission statement: Anything about the water! This leads to the following strategic principles:

  • The operating costs of our plants are lower than those of our competitors.
  • We have the service and product leadership in the sector.
  • We support our customers and partners from the first contact to the commissioning.
  • We see ourselves as a solution provider – project oriented solutions for every problem.
  • We offer our partners carefree packages.
  • We link and document our knowledge permanently and keep ourselves up to date.
  • Our interested and active employees are our most valuable asset.

Milestones of the corporate development

From July 2002: development of the fully biological small wastewater treatment plant klärofix with financial support of the land of Bavaria within the funding programm of “BayTOU”

June 2002: entry into the commercial register Bayreuth; 3 employees; utp begins in Seybothenreuth

June 2002: entry into the commercial register Bayreuth; 3 employees utp begins in Seybothenreuth

November 2003: the first kläropro – industrial wastewater treatment plant for a butcher’s shop is put into commission

October 2003: delivery of klärofix no. 100 klärofix Kleinkläranlage wird ausgeliefert

September 2003: commissioning of the first klärocom plant for the municipal wastewater treatment plant Walpenreuth; ready-to-use installation by utp, 240 PE

2003: planning and construction of kläropro® special wastewater treatment plant for restaurants and commercial enterprises

February 2003: start of the practical examination according to DIN EN 12566 at PIA of the RWTH Aachen; at the same time start of the production of prototypes

Autumn 2004: commissioning of the first kläropro plant for a restaurant abroad

March 2004: klärofix no. 200 is delivered klärofix Kleinkläranlage wird ausgeliefert

February 2004: successful completion of the small wastewater treatment plant examination and issue of the general building approval for filtration level “C”

December 2005: commissioning of the first kläropro plant for a mountain restaurant

October 2005: completion of the wastewater treatment examination for filtration level “N”

July 2005: klärofix no. 2,000 is built

March 2005: klärofix no. 1,000 is built

November 2006: conclusion of the small wastewater treatment examination for filtration level “D”

Autumn 2006: move into the new company building, 19 employees

Summer 2006: klärofix no. 4,000 is built

Summer 2006: training workplace for industrial clerks

February 2006: first ground-breaking for the new construction of the company building, 17 empoyees

January 2006: issue of “N” approval and extension of “C” approval

December 2007: issue of “D“ approval

October 2007: launch of the exhibition trailer “klärliner” for the support of our partner company’s sales department

August 2007: launch of the new control unit “klärcontrol”

July 2007: issue of “C” approval for PE tanks

May 2007: participation in “Umweltpakt Bayern” (environment agreement) for environmentally friendly economic growth

March 2007: drinking water treatment plant complies with the requirements of the drinking water ordinance (TrinkwV) – approval by the district administration of Bayreuth

June 2007: official inauguration with open house day, now 27 employees

January 2007: start of R&D project

December 2008: issue of “D+H” approval

Summer 2008: klärofix no. 15,000 is built

Summer 2008: CE label of the complete wastewater treatment plant according to EN 12566 part 3

July 2008: certification via DWA Leipzig: “certified specialist company for the maintenance of small wastewater treatment plnats”

May 2008: participation in IFAT 2008 in Munich (International trade fair for water – wastewater – rubbish – recycling)

April 2008: issue of test certificates for the filtration levels D, D+H as well as D+P by PIA GmbH, Aachen

May 2011: utp service GmbH expands its range of services to include the areas of shaft and pit rehabilitation as well as leak testing, sewer inspection and high-pressure flushing.

April 2011: A new service offer: utp trains two employees to become DWA “ZKS consultants”

January 2011: the web based platform for the whole administration and management of buildings, plants and institutionswww.homebook.de – is now online

December 2009: utp umwelttechnik pöhnl GmbH splits according to its focuses in four subsidiaries: utp umwelttechnik GmbH, utp service GmbH, utp tankbau GmbH, cleani GmbH und utp umwelttechnik pöhnl GmbH as parent company

Autumn 2010: utp umwelttechnik pöhnl GmbH receives the BDZ quality label

Autumn 2010: Extension of the production hall with a warehouse extension

Summer 2010: in order to ensure consistent quality of the concrete monoliths, three new molds will produce as mobile mold equipment on site.

June 2010: issue of “D+P” approval

February 2010: utp umwelttechnik pöhnl GmbH receives as first producer of small wastewater treatment plants worldwide the general building approval for the telemetry module for the remote monitoring of small wastewater treatment plants

January 2012: innovation: launch of the klärbox® control unit with actuator technology

November 2013: completion of the project Lemnitz; modernisation of a municipal wastewater treatment plant for 400 PE

August 2013: Completion of the project Bitburg-Land; utp delivers, installs and operates on behalf of the local authority association small wastewater treatment plants

Spring 2013: innovation: launch of the maintenance app; for the first time the maintenance technician gets electronic support and can process information on site via tablet

December 2014: utp receives the certificate for accessibility; PIA in Aachen certifies the accessibility of klärofix small wastewater treatment plants with the telemetry module.

Autumn 2014: telemetry plant no. 500 is commissioned

April 2014: completion of 12 group wastewater treatment plants in the Rhön area with elevated cleaning performance “+P” as well as telemetry

February 2014: utp receives as first German company an overall material and geometry building approval of the DIBt

December 2015: klärofix no. 30,000 leaves the plant. Thus, utp provides 150,000 PE, a medium-sized city with fully biological wastewater treatment technology.

June 2015: utp innovation: product launch solimorph

May 2015: utp innovation: sludge storage times of up to 10 years with S2M-technology

March 2015: new range of services: utp service GmbH inspects and maintains separator systems; two employees complete specialized training course

January 2015: utp youth cup; 5th anniversary of the football event of the region

May 2016: utp receives the order for the delivery and installation of 31 small wastewater treatment plants in the area of the local authority association Südeifel in Rhineland-Palatinate.

February 2016: anniversary; 10th “Seybothenreuther Abwassertag”

January 2016: utp receives the order for the delivery and installation of 33 small wastewater treatment plants in the area of the local authority association Prüm in Rhineland-Palatinate.

February 2017: The utp is nominated for the “Grand Prize of Medium-Sized Enterprises” by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation.

March 2017: The utp, along with other German manufacturers, opens the Demonstration and Competence Center of the BDZ in Vratza, Bulgaria.

Introduction of the new klärcontrol control unit with touch operation, remote access via WIFI, and telemetry.

September 2019: Introduction of the SBF filter product.

October 2019: The utp company group receives the RAL quality seal for property drainage, specifically in the areas of wastewater pipes, light liquid and grease separator systems, as well as collection pits and small sewage treatment plants.

October 2019: Participation in the Day of Sample Maintenance, organized for the first time by the Association of Bavarian Maintenance Companies for Small Sewage Treatment Plants.

January 2020: The utp Youth Cup celebrates its 10th anniversary.

utp Innovation: Introduction of the Compost Tea Set product.

June 2022: utp celebrates its 20th anniversary.

June 2022: “Professional Visitor Day” at utp’s premises in Seybothenreuth.

June 2022: Participation in the Day of Sample Maintenance for Small Sewage Treatment Plants organized by the Association of Bavarian Maintenance Companies for Small Sewage Treatment Plants.

October 2022: Relaunch of the new utp website.

January 2023: utp provides the volunteer fire department of Seybothenreuth with new t-shirts.

February 2023: The popular youth football tournament in the region, the utp Cup, enters its 11th edition.

May 2023: Introduction of kläropro-DAF, a Dissolved Air Flotation system for production and process wastewater.