Founded in 1939, CHRIST has been one of the leading suppliers of customized solutions in process plant construction and in the services sector in the field of pure and ultrapure water production, drinking water production and the treatment of wastewater.
GLV acquired the Christ Water Technology Group in 2009.
Below a short history:
1939 Founded in Switzerland as a trading house in Basel by Theodor Christ
1952 Began process plant construction for water treatment
1954 Introduction of mixed‐bed demineralization plants in Europe
1972 Introduction of the reverse osmosis technology at Christ
1975 First ultrapure water plant for the Swiss Semiconductor Industry
1983 Introduction of the ultrafiltration process for the Pharmaceutical Industry
1988 Introduction of steam‐sterilizable ultrafiltration units in Europe
1997 Introduction of the TOCSORB® process for the reduction of organic matter in Semiconductor Industry rinsing waters
2002 Foundation of the Christ Water Technology Group, delisting of Christ AG
2002 Introduction of the most sophisticated UPW plant with the lowest TOC specification
2008 Introduction of the most sophisticated pretreatment process in UPW
2009 Acquisition by the GLV Group
2010 Introduction of the most efficient Urea Treatment in UPW