Structure and Development
In 1999, the State of Berlin integrated the Berliner Wasserbetriebe into a private sector holding model. Up to October 2012, the State of Berlin held of 50.1 percent equity interest in the group, while the companies RWE and Veolia (formerly known as Vivendi) each held 24.95 percent.
At the end of October 2012, the State of Berlin acquired the shares held by RWE-Veolia-Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and in November 2013 it acquired the shares held by Veolia. The State of Berlin thereby increased its share in the Berlinwasser Group from 50.1 % to 100 %.
The Development of the Berlinwasser Group / Berliner Wasserbetriebe
In the course of the public-private partnership since 1999, the companies of the Berlinwasser Group evolved into service-oriented, efficient and innovative service providers.
Well-tried technological expertise and know-how initiated important changes. This included the clear restructuring of the Group portfolio as well as the retention and forward-looking development of the processes and infrastructures for water supply and waste water treatment in Berlin, which are important for the core business.
The main corporate objective remains to supply water to the people in the most efficient way and sustainably ensure its quality by acting with a sense of responsibility, showing commitment and using state-of-the-art technology.
The Berlinwasser Group is also a preferred industrial service provider of the water and wastewater industry in regions outside of Berlin. This is also due to the special know-how attained by the predecessor companies, which were active both in the East and the West.