Although NP Innovation is a new company, our history is extensive. In fact, the company founders developed much of the microscreen market. Together we can demonstrate unrivalled experience and track record.

It all started in 1984, when CEO Nils-Åke Persson was a consultant engineer, designing solutions for fish farms. However, the available filtration technology wasn’t adequate, and Mr. Persson had a vision for how he could improve it. To make this vision reality he founded Hydrotech, and just a year later his first microscreen filter became an instant success in the fish farm industry. Five years later he released the drumfilter, which became equally successful. In 1995 the company released its next innovation, the game-changing discfilter microscreen, mainly targeting the municipal water treatment market.

Finally, after almost 20 years of successful innovation, Nils-Åke Persson sold his company to the American group US Filter in 2002. Two years later he left the company and his position as CEO.

In 2013, Nils-Åke Persson and his partners returned, founding NP Innovation, and reclaiming their position in the field of microscreen filter development.

The key people

Nils-Åke Persson, CEO and Managing Director: Pioneer in microscreen filtration. Founder of an industry leading microscreen business, and its CEO until 2004. Senior advisor at Nordic Water from 2007.

“Distributors have asked us for years to come back. To resume development in an industry begging for further improvement was a challenge I couldn’t resist.”

Rikard Olsson, Director of Sales: Over 20 years of water industry experience with the last 13 years spent successfully developing the drumfilter and discfilter markets.

“During my time marketing drumfilters and discfilters, we multiplied sales many times. And I can’t help thinking we can do the same thing again. Or even better.”

Anders Mohlin, Production and Design Manager: Over 20 years as a drumfilter and discfilter Production and Design Manager.

“It’s a privilege to be part of putting the next generation of microscreen products on the market.”