Xylem Announces Expansion Plans for the Middle East

ABU DHABI, UAE (Jan. 15, 2013) – Xylem Inc. will expand its presence in the Middle East region with the opening of a new office in Saudi Arabia in the coming months, as well as up to three additional offices in other key regional markets later this year. The company already has a presence in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon. This expansion is to support the company’s growth in the Middle East resulting from the development of its water and wastewater treatment offering to address pressing re-use and desalination challenges. The company is also expanding its dewatering capabilities in the region.

The company will present a broad portfolio of water transport, treatment and testing technologies and dewatering solutions at the International Water Summit (booth #3250) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from Jan. 13-15, 2013.
 
“In the last year, we increased our capabilities in the Middle East so that we can provide what we call integrated treatment solutions,” said Mike Kuchenbrod, president of Xylem’s Water Solutions business. “What this means is that we can help customers achieve optimum wastewater treatment system performance by combining our extensive process knowledge and controls capability with the world-class, biological treatment, filtration and disinfection technologies in our portfolio.”
 
In addition, as part of its global dewatering expansion, Xylem will present its enhanced offering for the Middle East region during the International Water Summit. “We have expanded our dewatering or water removal capabilities in the region, and now offer a rental fleet that includes the two leading drainage pump brands in the world – Flygt and Godwin – together with Xylem services to provide complete dewatering solutions in the Middle East,” said Kuchenbrod. Xylem boasts the world’s largest global dewatering rental fleet of 20,000 products, including diesel-driven, self-priming Godwin pumps and Flygt submersible electric pumps.
 
Xylem is a global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

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