1956
Established in Schmerikon, CH, Mecana begins with the production of anchor plates for pre-stressing technology.

1964
Diversification into environmental sector; construction of the first compact biological plants modeled on the Stengelin system.

1968
The first cloth filter is put in to operation in the Hotel Bahnhof in Schmerikon.

1970
The Biospiral RBC systems are developed and successfully launched in Switzerland and in the international market.

1984
Thefirst rotating biological contactor goes into operation.

1989
From the Environmental Department of Mecana SA, the Mecana Environmental Company (Mecana Umwelttechnik) is founded as an independent company, initially based at the former headquarters in Schmerikon.

1990
Installation and start up of the first DISC FILTERS in Wetzikon, CH.

1991
Mecana Umwelttechnik GmbH. is acquired by the German Passavant group.

1991
The first CHAIN & FLIGHT sludge scraper is installed in Fehraltdorf.

1995
Relocation of Mecana to Reichenburg.

1995
Introduction of PILE CLOTH MEDIA in cloth filtration.

1999
Management buyout from the Passavant-group.

2004
The worldwide installed area of cloth filtration exceeds 10'000m2.

2010
Mecana Umwelttechnik merges with the former licensee Aqua-Aerobics Systems Inc of the USA. The corporation is converted at constant capital with all assets and liabilities into a limited company.

2010
The worldwide installed area of cloth filtration exceeds 50'000m2.

2012
The first 12m wide chain & flight sludge collectors are installed in Glarnerland WWTW.

2013
The first two Pile Cloth Media Filters used for the retention of powdered activated carbon in an industrial enterprise for micro-pollutant control are installed in France.

2013
Mecana awarded the contract for installation of 3 Pile Cloth Media Filters for the retention of powdered activated carbon in Lahr (D).

2014
The first Mecana AquaDiamondTM in Europe: WWTW Madrid, Spanien.

2015
Pile Cloth Media Filters were supplied to Lahr(D) und Laichingen (D) for the retention of powdered activated carbon used in the elimination of micropollutants.

2016
Mecana Umwelttechnik becomes part of the METAWATER group through the merger between Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc. and METAWATER Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan).