The age of "survival of the fittest" is over - the future will be won by companies that cooperate with each other, according to the trend monitor of the German Future Institute. The international engineering and consulting company DMT GmbH und Co. KG has been working on this since 1737, enabling joint progress in complex engineering assignments across the world. A new milestone is the recently signed strategic cooperation with MUTAG, the leading specialist in the field of biological wastewater treatment from Chemnitz, by signing a cooperation agreement. The aim of the cooperation is to jointly implement turnkey wastewater treatment projects for the industrial sector worldwide. To this end, both companies offer individual, customised solutions that are particularly suitable for technologically demanding applications.
Creating more efficient processes and saving costs, pooling resources to position themselves sustainably in the market for large orders: Corporate cooperation offers many advantages. Especially when companies complement each other's skills so seamlessly, as is the case with DMT GmbH und Co. KG and MUTAG. "Thanks to the cooperation with MUTAG, we can jointly offer turnkey wastewater treatment plants worldwide. And that from the initial planning to turnkey construction and commissioning," says Christian Heiermann, who is responsible for EPC and EPCM in plant construction at DMT. This offer is particularly relevant for companies from the steel industry, the chemical and petrochemical industries, as well as the paper and food industries.
Christian Heiermann explains: "The treatment of wastewater consists of several individual steps in engineering, so it makes sense to combine the synergies of the two companies in order to map all the steps". While MUTAG specialises mainly in the area of design and basic engineering, DMT can complement its competencies to implement turnkey projects and plants for wastewater treatment. "We have many years of experience in process engineering, in the planning and construction of plants for a wide range of industries. MUTAG brings us the special expertise in the field of wastewater treatment," Christian Heiermann sums up. In addition, MUTAG contributes its own developments, such as the Mutag BioChip™ MBBR carrier media, which enables savings in investment and operating costs. “We are proud of contributing with our unique product and proven technology. Our sustainable vision and purpose align with the DNA and foundation of DMT. Therefore, we see great possibilities in combining our competencies in future projects” says Jesper Brix, CEO of MUTAG.
Christian Heiermann is not the only one who is looking forward to the closer cooperation with his colleagues at MUTAG. His DMT colleague Umalan Gogilan is also enthusiastic; he has known the Chemnitz-based company well for a long time: "Gas processing is one of DMT's strengths. For example, we have currently developed a process to make the purification of coke-oven gas even more resource-conserving and energy-friendly. As soon as ancillary recovery plants are operated, there is always the task of treating the wastewater. Our clients have often brought MUTAG on board for this," he recalls of the first joint orders and describes the cooperation as a partnership of equals. "We maintain good communication with each other. Our customers also benefit from this. In order to be able to offer them solutions from a single source with a central contact partner in the future, transparency, trust and commitment form the foundation of the high-quality cooperation".
The advantages and synergy effects of this agile, dynamic cooperation have long since been recognised by the customers of both companies, who are already actively using them: "Although the foundation stone for the cooperation was not laid until November 2021, we are already working on a feasibility study for a company in Canada and a proposal for a major project in Turkey," says Christian Heiermann, who is already looking forward to further joint projects.