Envac in brief

Envac is one of the most innovative players in the global automated waste collection industry and the inventor of the pneumatic waste collection system. With innovation and ingenuity, we lead the design and implementation of next-generation recycling using resource-efficient waste handling. Our vision is to create smarter cities, improve quality-of-life today, and help secure a greener planet for future generations.

Basic company facts


1953 (as Aktiebolaget Starksugarna, Sweden)


Joakim Karlsson (Stockholm, Sweden)


Stena Adactum AB, a company owned by Stena AB, one of the parent companies in the Stena Sphere (Gothenburg, Sweden).

Key figures 2020

The Stena Sphere consists of the three parent companies, Stena AB, Stena Sessan AB
and Stena Metall AB. A total of 19,000 people are employed in the Stena Sphere. Total revenue for 2020 was SEK 57 billion. Profit before tax amounted to SEK –3.9 billion.


Envac design, develop and supply pneumatic waste collection systems for smart and sustainable cities, hospitals and airports.

We offer operation and maintenance of our systems including system upgrades.

We also design, develop and supply optical waste sorting systems.


Find out how Envac Group is organised, from the Board of Directors to our six business regions.

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Sustainability Report 2020

For sustainability reasons the report is only available online. There is no printed version.

Read the report

Vacuum system history

“If we can vacuum the dust from every corner of the hospital in one single system, why can’t we do the same thing with the waste?”

The story behind the system


Do you share our passion for smart, sustainable innovations that truly improve life in the city?
Don’t wait. Please contact your local Envac office to get the latest updates on job opportunities. We are always interested in new talent.

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…one city, one world, one planet at a time.


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