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 three parent companies in the Stena Sphere (Gothenburg, Sweden).

Key figures the Stena Sphere 2023

The Stena Sphere consists of the three parent companies, Stena AB, Stena Metall AB and Stena Sessan AB. A total of 22,000 people are employed in the Stena Sphere. Total income for 2023 was SEK 96 billion. Profit before tax amounted to SEK 4.3 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 business regions.

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Sustainability report 2023

Envac has committed to making its global operation carbon neutral by 2030.

Launched in June 2023, the report illustrates our environmental, economic and social achievements throughout 2022.

Read the full 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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