About Us

Headworks International is a leading provider of advanced wastewater treatment processes and equipment for municipal and industrial facilities globally. For over 25 years, Headworks has been engaged in the design and manufacture of highly robust screens and screenings handling equipment, which are used to remove debris from wastewater during the preliminary treatment phase. With its patented self-cleaning mechanism and proven reliability, Headworks is the market leader in bespoke, large screen applications. Please click here for our Headworks International Trailer video.

Complementing its screens division, Headworks operates in the rapidly expanding MBBR industry for secondary treatment. Headworks BIO is one of the oldest independent MBBR/IFAS technology providers in the biological wastewater treatment sector, with 15 years of experience in municipal, industrial, and marine applications. The team of process design experts applies proven technologies for treating wastewater for reuse (i.e. irrigation) with discharge effluents meeting new stringent BOD, Nitrification, and Total Nitrogen levels while reducing overall footprint. MBBR technology can also be applied to increase the capacity and improve effluent quality of existing plants without requiring additional real estate. Headworks BIO also offers customized decentralized systems for housing complexes, resorts, and small communities.

Headworks International is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with sales and engineering offices around the world, including the USA, Canada, India, and the Middle East. The men and women of Headworks come from many cultures, creating a rich mix of experiences and forming a unique understanding of the global marketplace.


Headworks®, established in 1993, is also one of the Fastest Growing Businesses in Houston, per The Houston Business Journal. This publication also named the engineering department as a finalist in the prestigious “Idea*Ation” awards. This award-winning company is also a proud recipient of the Water Environment Federation’s Innovative Technology Award, Enterprise Championship, and winner in various categories by DiversityBusiness.com.

Other awards include:

  • 2017 Middle East Markets’ UAE Business Award for the Best Wastewater Treatments Specialists in the Region
  • 2017 Houston Business Journal‘s Best Places to Work
  • 2014 Houston Business Journal‘s Best Places to Work
  • 2012 DiversityBusiness.com‘s Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in Texas
  • 2012 DiversityBusiness.com‘s Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in the United States
  • 2011 DiversityBusiness.com‘s Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in Texas and the United States
  • 2010 Houston Business Journal‘s Top Ten Best Places to Work
  • 2010 VIATeC Technology Award in Environmental Excellence – Finalist
  • 2009 Houston Business Journal‘s Top Ten Best Places to Work
  • 2008 Greater Houston Partnership Top Five Houston Greatest Small Business
  • 2007 Houston Business Journal‘s Top Ten Best Places to Work
  • 2005 Houston Business Journal‘s Houston Small Business 100
  • Exporter of the Year by the US Department of Commerce
  • Headworks® is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise.