Aqseptence Group – Rebranding of Bilfinger Water Technologies after carve-out

In spring 2016, the Bilfinger Group sells its Water Technologies unit to the Chinese environmental technology company Chengdu Techcent Environment. As part of this transaction, Truffle Bay develops a new brand positioning and the new name »Aqseptence« as a clear reference to its core competence in water and separation technology. This is also visualized by the new word/figurative mark, which shows a drop of water in front of a grid.

The highly distinctive color scheme in combination with the striking corporate typeface ensure a unique brand identity. The layout system symbolically picks up on the separating rods in the separation and filtration grids. With these means, the well-known product brands such as Passavant, Diemme, Roediger, Noggerath or Johnson Screens are also seamlessly integrated into the new brand appearance, thus transferring their brand energy to the new company name.

The company presented its new brand identity to the trade public for the first time at IFAT 2016, the world's leading trade fair for environmental technologies.

The eye-catching design of the Aqseptence Group was awarded the iF Design Award 2018 in the category »Communication: Corporate Design« and the German Design Award 2019 (Special Mention) in the category »Corporate Identity«.


The core competence in a nutshell

The new company name combines the words »aqua« and »separation« and thus elegantly refers to the core competence of water and separation technology. The suffix also carries the connotation of »competence« – and thus refers to the high reputation that the team and the internationally known product brands have enjoyed with customers and business partners for many decades.

The catchy brand promise »Reliable Performance. Sustainable Results« underlines the self-confident appearance of the newly formed company and signals a very close customer and high performance orientation. It is – just like the brand values »Confident. Competent. Open-minded.« – aspiration and obligation at the same time.


Powerful and emblematic

The logo of the Aqseptence Group presents itself with clarity and character. Through the interplay of word and figurative mark as well as the concise and contrasting color scheme of »progressive green«, black and white, the brand creates a strong presence, a unique identity and a high degree of recognizability.

The figurative mark symbolizes a drop of water in front of a grid and thus – like the new company name – visualizes the core competence of the company: separating water and solids from each other. The basic idea of the grid as an essential element for separation and subdivision can also be found in the layout system of the brand appearance, where it can be used flexibly, but at the same time creating identity at all times across all media. The expressive ITC Lubalin Graph Std as a self-confident corporate typeface is also characteristic of the brand identity.

Aqseptence Poster
Aqseptence derivation figurative mark
Aqseptence derivation figurative mark
Aqseptence derivation figurative mark
Aqseptence derivation figurative mark
Aqseptence word and figurative mark
Aqseptence Logo subbrands
Aqseptence Corporate Typography Detail 1
Aqseptence Corporate Typography Detail 2
Aqseptence Corporate Typography Detail 3 Weiß
Aqseptence Corporate Colors 2

»Progressive green is a modern and future-oriented color that creates a strong, unique and self-confident character.«

The brand appearance of Aqseptence is characterised by the use of »progressive green« and its contrast to the achromatic colors black and white. The corporate colors are supplemented by four different gray shades, which are used as basic colors for backgrounds or graphics. The colour scheme is distinctive and ensures a high degree of differentiation in the market presence.


Form follows content

The principle of separation derived from the logo is also used in the layout system. Diverse, defined format divisions offer a wide variance and can be used for various media of the brand experience.

Aqseptence Layout System
Aqseptence brochure spread
Aqseptence two brochure covers
Aqseptence three brochure covers
Aqseptence website on iPad

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Truffle Bay is an owner-managed, integrated strategic brand consulting and design agency based in Munich. With clarity and creativity we help ambitious companies and entrepreneurs to discover, define, design and bring to life their unique identity – to create strong brands as the compass and catalyst of entrepreneurial change processes as well as attractive and differentiating brand experiences to win and retain customers and employees.

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