ITT Industries Acquires Pure Water Division

ITT Industries, Inc. has acquired the assets of the Pure Water Division of Waterlink, Inc. including the WET, C'Treat and WETEC product lines.

"The new addition of Pure Water Division follows our strategy of migrating ITT Industries and Sanitaire from a provider of products to a provider of total systems solutions to the water and wastewater market" said Robert Ayers, President of ITT Fluid Technology. "The Pure Water Division products and its design capabilities will strengthen the value of the solutions we provide to our customers and accelerate our growth in our core segment."

Water Equipment Technologies (WET), located in West Palm Beach, FL has over 25 years of international experience in designing, manufacturing and commissioning residential, commercial, industrial and municipal water purification systems. Using reverse osmosis (RO), deionization, microfiltration and nanofiltration membrane technologies, Pure Water Products provides standard systems, custom-engineered systems and products/components to produce high purity or potable water from seawater, brackish water, surface water sources and reuse water from wastewater.

The C'Treat product line, located in Woodlands, TX, offers offshore seawater desalination systems -- the system supplies potable water, continuously generated from seawater using a Reverse Osmosis (RO) process. C'Treat builds and tests complete RO systems at its facility in Texas and has formalized its quality control system to meet the requirements of ISO 9000, ABS and DNV.

The WETTEC product line located in Clearwater, FL provides sales and service of deionization tanks throughout Florida. In total, the Pure Water
Division employs approximately 85 people and will function as an operating unit of ITT Sanitaire.

Tom Pokorsky, President of ITT's Sanitaire said, "This acquisition provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to expand our important position in the international marketplace and is a cornerstone for diversification into the water treatment market. This expansion will lead us into the fast growing desalination, industrial re-use and surface water treatment markets."

The Pure Water Division product lines being acquired represent combined annualized revenues of approximately $16 million.

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