Oct 08, 2008

Siemens Acquires SG Water

Hamburg-based company specializes in laboratory and industrial applications

Siemens recently announced the acquisition of the German company SG Wasseraufbereitung und Regenerierstation GmbH (SG Water). The Hamburg-based supplier specializes in water treatment solutions for laboratories and industrial organizations.

SG Water’s electro-deionization systems and reverse osmosis technology for laboratory and industrial applications will further strengthen the portfolio of Siemens Water Technologies, a business unit of Siemens’ Industry Solutions Division. SG Water employs roughly 60 staff members at two locations in BarsbŸttel near Hamburg and Haimhausen near Munich.

SG Water can look back on more than 30 years of experience in developing, producing and selling high-purity water products and systems for laboratories and industry around the world. “The solutions of SG Water will complement especially our water treatment product portfolio in the USA,” said Dave Spyker, executive vice president of the industry segment for Siemens Water Technologies. “The acquisition is about strengthening our portfolio and our service business as well as expanding our international footprint in the high-purity water solutions market.”

More than half of SG Water’s turnover is generated outside Germany in countries such as the U.S., Ireland, the UK and China.

The hitherto privately owned SG Water will continue to operate under the same name, but with the addition of “A Siemens Company.”