Ing. Dr. h. c. Ulrich Kubinger is a trained chemist. He founded VTA in 1992 as a one-man company with the goal of optimising sewage treatment in waste water treatment plants by developing his own innovative and ecologically sound products.
This laid the groundwork for the VTA Group, which today comprises VTA Austria GmbH with subsidiaries in Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland, as well as production facilities in other European countries. The Group operates successfully across the whole of Europe, as well as Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, with around 150 employees.
In recent years, Ulrich Kubinger has developed and led to market numerous innovations in the field of sewage treatment and environmental technology through his own research activities. These include, among others, products based on Nanotechnology (VTA Nanofloc®) and the patented GSD ultrasonic disintegration of sewage sludge, to name just a few. In all, he holds more than 20 European patents.
Ulrich Kubinger works closely together with leading waste water scientists in universities throughout the German-speaking world, and also in Russia. He was given an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, of which he is also a member. As an expert, he has taken part in environmental discussions at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Austrian branch is located at the VTA headquarters in Rottenbach (Upper Austria), as well as a member of the Austrian Water and Waste Management Association (ÖWAV), the German Association for Water, Sewage and Waste (DWA) and the Swiss Sewage and Water Association (VSA).
Ulrich Kubinger's extensive research and successful commercial activities have been recognised in a series of honours, including the Environmental Prize of the Pan-European Union, the Gold Order of Merit of Upper Austria and Honorary Ring of the Region of Rottenbach.