Xylem to distribute GE membrane filtration products
Xylem Inc, the ITT water technology spin-off officially launched on 1 November 2011, has signed up to be GE's distribution partner into 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 ZeeWeedTM technologies in Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK. 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 in more than 150 countries. For public utilities, the addition of GE's ZeeWeed 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 market-leading product brands including Flygt, Leopold, Sanitaire and Wedeco.
"The agreement with GE underscores our commitment to providing customers with a complete range of products and services for water treatment," said Mike Kuchenbrod, president of Xylem's Water Solutions business, based in Stockholm, Sweden. "We're confident that the combination of GE's well-recognized ZeeWeed brand membrane technology with Xylem's world-class sales organization will deliver a tremendous benefit to our public utilities customers and project partners."