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)


The Stena Sphere consists of the three parent companies, Stena AB, Stena Metall AB and Stena Sessan AB. 

Key figures the Stena Sphere 2023

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.


Design, development and supply of pneumatic waste collection systems for smart and sustainable cities, hospitals and airports.

Operation and maintenance of Envac systems including system upgrades.

Design, development and supply of optical waste sorting systems.

Sustainability Report 2022

Envac has committed to making its global operation carbon neutral by 2030 following the publication of its annual sustainability report. Launched in June 2023, the report illustrates our environmental, economic and social achievements throughout 2022.

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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. We are always interested in new talent.

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Global presence – Local leadership

With 35 offices in 20 countries serving virtually all of the planet, we provide expertise and experience from around the globe with a local perspective and understanding.

Envac Regions

Envac is organised in five business regions:

China & South East Asia (Region president: Aiying Wang)
EMEA (Region president: Carlos Bernad)
North Europe (Acting region president: Joakim Karlsson)
South Korea & Australia (Region president: YH Jung)
North America (Region president: Tom Embley)


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


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