EWK is a medium-sized company with more than 150 years of tradition. The company was founded in 1868 by Albert Munzinger and later by the new owner, Gottfried Zschocke, in ZSCHOCKE-Werke unnamed. The traditional company ZSCHOCKE was already known far beyond Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate and Germany at the time, especially through wooden cooling towers for water recooling and combined gas purification systems.
The headquarters of EWK Umwelttechnik GmbH is Kaiserslautern, a city with 100,000 inhabitants, characterized by companies such as Opel, Pfaff, Pfeiffer, AWK (today ACO), university and university of applied sciences. Kaiserslautern is also known for football through the 1.FCK, with the World Cup Stadium 2006. Kaiserslautern is located about 100 km southwest of Frankfurt, within a radius of 65 km to the cities of Mainz, Ludwigshafen and Saarbrücken, with ideal connections to airports, motorways and express trains.