Made in Germany

March 2017

NECON CEO awarded honorary doctor's degree

On the occasion of his inspection visit of Germany co-funded NECON installations in Peru, NECON founder and CEO Klaus Gebhardt has been awared an honorary doctor's degree by the National University of Tumbes.

In his celebratory speech, university principal Dr. Carlos Cánepa La Cotera endorsed the academic distinction of Dr.h.c. Gebhardt's entrepreneurial innovations in various areas, namely in robotics during the initial stages of industrial automation, followed by development of 100% chemical-free water treatment systems, and their respective value for the sciences.

In his acceptance speech to the faculty, Dr.h.c. Gebhardt elaborated on the latter, how his imaginations and their verifications in practice led to the controlled production of copper and silver ions by way of precise electrolysis and further to application of the technology in drinking water treatment and development of antimicrobial skinscare.

The University of Tumbes, located in Northern Peru, is a pioneer in ecological and biotechnology research. In a total of 19 study programs, the university offers education in humanities, sciences and technologies with a social orientation, based on a clear awareness of regional and national realities and environmental protection.

NECON water treatment for Michelin-starred chef in Lima

On the occasion of his inspection visit of Germany co-funded NECON installations in Peru, NECON founder and CEO Klaus Gebhardt presented a water treatment system to the "Central" restaurant in Lima, Peru. It will complete the reverse osmosis which is already in operation at the restaurant, to prevent bacteria recontamination of the filtered water before its final use.

Restaurant founder and Michelin-starred chef Virgilio Martínez was clearly pleased about the additional safeguard for the water usage throughout the restaurant's operation. Martínez, whose "Central Restaurante" meanwhile has been awarded with the highest rankings in the 2017 "World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards" (No 1 Latin America, No 5 wordwide) does not only strive for offering the most exquisite gourmet cuisine and service but as well for maintaining highest hygiene Standards.