Krüger is successfully in charge of Vivendi Water Systems Nordic Region
After 21 years as managing director P. Vermehren chose to retire in 1993, and Ole Rendbæk succeeded him. During the past years, Krüger´s turnover had increased greatly, but the profits could not keep up due to the fact that the Danish activities related to the Aquatic Environment Plan had peaked.
As a result an extensive re-organisation and rationalisation of Krüger was implemented. During this process, the Danish shareholders chose to withdraw from the ownership and in the late 1990.s the French company CGE became the majority shareholder through its subsidiary OTV Holding SA. In 2000 CGE (now Vivendi Environnement) acquired all the shares and became sole owner of Krüger A/S.
During the 1990's, the cooperation between Krüger and OTV (now Vivendi Water Systems) got still more consolidated in connection with international projects and through transfer of technologies between the companies. Particularly, the French processes Actiflo and BioStyr became a success, especially in the United States. Krüger Inc., managed by Finn M. Nielsen, adopted the processes and turned the company into a success story with 70 employees and a matching turnover.
Back in Denmark, Krüger had not shown any signs of further improvement, and in 2000 Finn M. Nielsen, returned to Denmark to take over the management of Krüger, including the responsibility for Vivendi Water Systems Nordic Region. A new strategy focusing on water and wasterwater, including sales of unique products as well as further integration with Vivendi Water Systems was now implemented.
In 2001, Krüger could reap the fruits of the comprehensive strategic changes that were initiated in the summer of 2000. After a year and a half, the development had turned around into a stable profit. The same strategy and persistence still ensure the ongoing improvement of Krüger which in January 2003 celebrated its centenary by a party for the employees and various activities for the clients during the jubilee year.