INVENT was founded in the mid-1980s by a group of fluid mechanics experts, as a spin-off from the department of Fluid Mechanics at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen-Nuremberg.

INVENT’s involvement in the environmental field began in 1990 with the launch of its hyperboloid mixer technology for applications in water and wastewater treatment.

INVENT Umwelt- und Verfahrenstechnik AG in its current organisation originated in 1995 as a result of a management buy-out. In 2003, it became a stock-holding company (AG). Since 2004, INVENT has had a presence in the USA with a subsidiary company.

INVENT is represented in all of the world’s most important markets, by commercial representatives, licensed partners, and its own branch offices in Australia, the Emirates and Italy. 

In 2016 the company Geppert Rührtechnik GmbH was taken over and INVENT Industrial Mixing Systems GmbH was established. Therefore the product range was expanded with agitators for all applications in the materials processing industries.