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Distribution agreement effective in key markets throughout Europe and Australia
Xylem Inc., the global water technology company that has spun off from ITT Corp., and General Electric Co. (GE) announced that they have entered into an agreement for Xylem to become GE’s distribution partner for the public utilities market for its advanced membrane filtration products.
Under the terms of the non-exclusive agreement, Xylem will distribute GE’s range of ZeeWeed technologies in Portugal, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The companies are expected to expand the relationship further in Europe and in countries in Asia and Latin America at a future date.
The collaboration will leverage Xylem’s global sales network, which helps customers in more than 150 countries address critical water issues.
For public utilities, the addition of GE’s membranes expands the water and wastewater treatment product portfolio available from Xylem, which currently includes products for water and wastewater transport, biological treatment, media filtration and disinfection. Xylem manufactures and sells water solutions products to the water and wastewater treatment market through its product brands, including Flygt, Leopold, Sanitaire and Wedeco.
Xylem invests heavily to maintain one of the industry’s most extensive sales and service organizations to ensure it meets customers’ needs. With this partnership, Xylem adds GE’s microfiltration, ultrafiltration and membrane bioreactor products to its portfolio for customers in designated markets and geographies.
Xylem’s Water Solutions business is a global provider of water handling and treatment solutions for public utilities and industrial customers. The business employs a global sales network and manufacturing sites in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
ZeeWeed advanced ultrafiltration membranes are pressure-driven barriers to suspend solids, bacteria, viruses, endotoxins and other pathogens from water or wastewater, producing water with very high purity and low silt density. They can treat surface water, groundwater and biologically treated municipal effluent. Nearly 1,000 plants worldwide use this technology to produce quality drinking water and to meet or exceed stringent wastewater treatment and water reuse standards.