Company Milestones

    Founded on Technical Expertise and Industry Experience 

    1980s

    1987

    • Founded by Michael Kopper based upon decanter centrifuge service and repair for all brands. Centrisys Corporation started in Libertyville, Illinois with three employees, who all still work at the company today.

    1988

    • Began Viscotherm partnership and installed our first Rotodiff® hydraulic scroll drive retrofit

    1989

    • The first CS Series decanter centrifuge designed, built and installed in Honolulu, Hawaii.
    1990s

    1990

    • Developed a 3-phase dewatering centrifuge for crude oil recovery tank bottom application

    1999

    • Relocated our headquarters to Kenosha, Wisconsin with a 21,000 sq. ft. building
    2000s

    2000

    • Established a Benicia, California repair and service center

    2001

    • Expanded our Kenosha, Wisconsin headquarters building to 45,000 sq. ft.

    2002

    • Purchased Team Metal Fabricating to increase the Kenosha, Wisconsin machining capacity

    2004

    • Certified as ISO 9001:2001

    2005

    • Certified as ISO 9001:2008

    2006

    • Went global – first dewatering centrifuge installations in Germany, China and South America
    • Developed the CS18-3 dewatering centrifuge for petroleum process applications
    • Began CSI Technologies partnership to provide research, engineering and oilfield product development for the energy industries

    2007

    • Established a Oftersheim, Germany repair and service center
    • Began Dairy Specialists partnership and supply centrifuges to several Colorado area farmers
    • Named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

    2008

    • Acquired a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Stockton, California as a West coast repair and service center

    2009

    • Began Chengdu Tianbao Heavy Co. Ltd. partnership and established a joint venture facility for production, sales, repair and service in Chengdu, China
    • Established at the Viscotherm – Singapore location a repair and service center

    2010

    • Built a second building in Kenosha, Wisconsin for new build equipment, expanding our campus to 66,000 sq. ft.

    2011

    • Built first THK Series sludge thickener for waste activated sludge (WAS)

    2012

    • Acquired a third building in Kenosha, Wisconsin to warehouse $15 million in spare parts, expanding our campus to 95,000 sq. ft.
    • Established a Lufkin, Texas repair and service center
    • Established a Brazil, South America repair and service center
    • Began SH+E Group partnership for sales, distribution and consulting for waste-to-energy products in the North American market
    • Began Dolphin/Waste Management partnership
    • Began Schaunenburg partnership in tunneling and have supplied 40+ CS30-4 dewatering centrifuges
    • Michael Kopper named Milwaukee BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Award

    2013

    • Installed our 2,000 hydraulic scroll drive
    • Began Vortencnia partnership and established a repair and service center in Argentina, South America
    • Received WEF Innovative Technology Award for the THK Series sludge thickener
    • Michael Kopper named as Kenosha County Entrepreneur of the Year

    2014

    • Launched CNP – Technology Water and Biosolids Corporation for nutrient removal and recovery
    • Acquired exclusive North American distribution for AirPrex®, a post-digestion P-recovery process
    • Acquired exclusive North American distribution for PONDUS™, a Thermo-Chemical Hydrolysis Process (TCHP)
    • Began Somerset Coal exclusive partnership and designed and manufactured a Sub325® centrifuge for the coal fines industry
    • Built first THK Series sludge thickener for primary sludge for Kenosha Water Utility Optimization project

    2015

    • Acquired by Chengdu Techcent Environment Co. Ltd. (Chengdu Tianbao Heavy Co. Ltd.), a longtime strategic partner since 2008; this investment enables the advancement of the Centrisys Corporation offerings at an accelerated rate, servicing more customers more effectively throughout the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia; leveraging Tianbao Heavy Industry’s in-market operational expertise, network and best practices allowed Centrisys to capture increased market share across the rapidly growing Asian market and beyond
    • Increased machine shop at Kenosha, Wisconsin headquarters to completely machine in-house parts for new build and repaired centrifuges to control product quality, help with delivery time and lower production costs
    • Completed the first North American waste-to-energy project which included PONDUS at Kenosha Water Utility in Kenosha, Wisconsin; Centrisys Corporation was financially responsible for the design-build project
    • Received Green Tec Award for AirPrex

    2016

    • Certified as ISO 9001-2015
    • Acquired exclusive North American distribution for a low-temperature belt dryer from Sülzle Klein GmbH
    • Began Veolia partnership with a World Wide Supplier Agreement
    • Began E. & J. Gallo Winery partnership for wine production with CS26-4 dewatering centrifuges and minimization with THK600 sludge thickeners
    • Developed and designed the CD Series Vertical Cuttings Dryer for the oil field industry
    • Received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Nutrient Recycling Challenge Award for AirPrex

    2017

    • Acquired exclusive worldwide licensing and distribution for CalPrex™, a pre-digestion P-recovery process, from Nutrient Recovery & Upcycling
    • Acquired exclusive North American distribution for digester and storage tanks from Lipp GmBH
    • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Grand Award Winner for the Kenosha Water Utility Optimization Project for CS Series, THK Series and PONDUS; recognized as a top project for the state of Wisconsin and nationally recognized in Washington D.C.
    • W&WD Top Project for the Kenosha Water Utility Optimization Project for CS Series, THK Series and PONDUS
    • Completed the Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, New York City installation of 16 CS26-4 centrifuges and demonstrated better than specification performance results

    2018

    • Acquired exclusive North American distribution for Passavant® hydrograv® adapt Variable Inlet System, an inlet system that adjusts loading to fluctuations in a secondary clarifier, from Aqseptence Group GmbH
    • Introduced the CS6-4 (smallest) and CS44-4 (largest) dewatering centrifuges
    • Developed and designed a 4,000xG dewatering centrifuge
    • Added two more lathes and one more boring mill to double the amount of in-house machining
    • First North American AirPrex installed at Liverpool WWTP in Medina, Ohio and Howard County in Savage, Maryland
    • Participated in a Tailored Collaborative Research (TCR), a program of The Water Research Foundation (WRF), for CalPrex to demonstrate the phosphorus removal and recovery potential
    • Named Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program for the Kenosha Water Utility Optimization Project for CS Series, THK Series and PONDUS

    2019

    • Employs 150+ employees worldwide
    • Completed a 35,000 sq. ft. expansion to our second building in Kenosha, Wisconsin, expanding our campus to 130,000 sq. ft.
    • Added a first of its kind underground balancing bunker which has a Schenk balancing machine, 12” reinforced walls and a 28” thick machine bed to ensure safety during the balancing process
    • Installed first hydrograv adapt Variable Inlet System in Hampton Roads, Virginia
    • Named Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for the North America Sludge Treatment, PONDUS
    • Named CIOReview for the 20 Most Promising Metals and Mining Technology Solution Providers
    • Named Salvation Army Other’s Award Recipient for “Resources Supporting Others”

    2020

    • Completed installation for the 16 Centrisys CS26-4 centrifuges at Hunts Point Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility in the south Bronx, New York. This 200 MGD facility now consumes 60% less electricity, processes 25% more material than their previous centrifuges, reduced their carbon footprint by 826 metric tons of greenhouse gases a year and lowered operating costs by $1.7 million.