Joseph Shmidt is a co-founder of Membrex Inc., membrane products and fluid treatment systems production for industrial markets.Later, Membrex was acquired by OSMONICS, a General Electric water division.
Electrophor, Inc. is created together with partners Mario Bondiali and Huk Yuk Cheh, Columbia University professor and PhD in Chemical Engineering, University California, Berkeley.
Joseph is the President of the company.Learn more
Electrophor sets up a research laboratory in Dobbs Ferry, NY, where the first prototypes for the US markets are created.The future backbone of the AQUAPHOR team starts to form.
1992 Joseph Shmidt founds AQUAPHOR Corporation as a division of Electrophor, Inc. The new startup ventures into the research and production of water filters in Russia.First AQUAPHOR product – the faucet filtration system Aquaphor B300 is launched.
AQUAPHOR sets up its own laboratory in St.Petersburg, Russia. Own production line is ready to perform mass production of the first generation of the Aqualen™ sorbent.Products are certified by Scitec Research (Lausanne, Switzerland).
Aquaphor B150 becomes a сategory pioneer for stationary under-counter purifiers with a separate faucet in Russia.Learn more
1995 AQUAPHOR launches a division in China.Own laboratory controls the quality of the raw materials and tests the ion-exchange resin, tie-in sections, faucets.
Modern is the new product launched and produced by AQUAPHOR.
Obtains the first patent in the US.Learn more
First filter pitcher and the original AQUAPHOR cartridge B100-1 are produced.
A range of new patents are registered in the USA.Company debut at Aquatech, Amsterdam.
The second generation of a unique sorbent agent Aqualen™ 2 is developed. All sorption mixes containing Aqualen™ are patented.Production capacities are substantially expanded at the St. Petersburg plant.
AQUAPHOR launches its first home drinking water purifier with cutting-edge hollow fiber technology.Hollow fiber is a chemical-free shield, that cuts off 99.99% of bacteria and cysts.
Water filter production plant starts operations at Ust-Izhora, St. Petersburg.Recertification with ISO 9001:2008.
The first generation of the future flagship product AQUAPHOR RO-101S Morion drinking water machine is put to market.Learn more
NSF58 certification for the AQUAPHOR RO-101S Morion, the innovative reverse osmosis system.RO-101S Morion is introduced to the US market thanks to an agreement with Hague Quality Water (USA).
New carbon block factory is put in operation in Narva, Estonia.
— Toomas H. Ilves, the President of Estonia from 2006 until 2016, visits new facility
The AQUAPHOR RO-201 is created, the first model in the newest generation of AQUAPHOR osmosis membrane purifiers.Learn more Recertification with ISO 9001:2008.
Production of the AQUAPHOR А100, a jug cartridge that uses hollow fiber technology.Water softener А800 is developed in collaboration with Hague Quality Water (USA).
The latest ISO 9001:2015 certificate is received.ISO guarantees compliance with the highest international standards to provide a strong customer focus, the process approach and continual improvement.
J.SHMIDT A500 – the launch of the first smart-filter for advanced tap water filtration.Learn more The J.SHMIDT brand reflects the essence of technical perfection created during 25 years of R&D at AQUAPHOR.