Xylem announced it’s opening an expanded visitor center adjacent to its global manufacturing facility in Emmaboda, Sweden. The enhanced 400 sq meter visitor center will include a new showroom, twice the amount of conference space, a café and office space.
“Approximately 1,500 visitors from all over the world come to our factory at Emmaboda each year,” said Magnus Jonsson, managing director, Xylem Manufacturing, and plant director. “Close collaboration with our customers enables us to create solutions that meet their needs and helps us to drive innovation in water and wastewater technology design.
“Our new visitor center will allow us to showcase our technologies and solutions to more of our customers and support this collaborative approach. It will give our clients a very clear insight into the advanced techniques involved in developing solutions that will solve their particular water challenges.”
Xylem’s Flygt branded water and wastewater products for wastewater pumping, dewatering, water treatment, monitoring and control, as well as aftermarket services, will be showcased in the new center. The facility will also be used for training sessions for customers and Xylem partners.
“Information, training and education are an integral part of our business; it is essential for the constant innovation process we thrive in,” said Veronica Jergelind, communications director for Xylem’s Transport Business. “With this new center, we aim to take training beyond a standard classroom experience by having our expert manufacturing team on hand to share insights and expertise, and the production plant next door where visitors can witness product manufacturing first-hand.”
The new visitor center will also display an interactive case story portal with a touch screen interface and will exhibit the work of Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate citizenship program. A new product area will display newly developed offerings.
Xylem’s museum is situated close to the new visitor center. It provides an historical journey through the various landmark moments in the history of the Flygt brand, including the development of the world’s first submersible drainage pump in 1947, the world’s first submersible sewage pump in 1956, and the non-clog N-impeller in 1997.
Source: Xylem Inc.