May 29, 2012 at 16:29 PM EDT
Xylem expands its dewatering rental services in Brazil

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has announced that it will expand its dewatering rental offerings in Brazil over the next three years. Xylem is the world leader in pumps and services for dewatering, bypass and drainage applications for use in construction, mining and a wide range of industrial applications, as well as in emergency water removal. The company maintains a fleet of more than 15,000 portable electric and diesel-driven rental pumps and related equipment worldwide. In Brazil, Xylem will first strengthen its dedicated dewatering rental departments in Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, before launching new dewatering rental services at additional locations in 2013 and 2014.

“The addition of Godwin Pumps® in 2010 to our existing Flygt® range has given us a strong position from which to grow our dewatering portfolio," said Mike Kuchenbrod, president of Xylem’s Water Solutions business. “This most recent expansion in Brazil demonstrates Xylem’s ability and eagerness to tap into a growing demand within the construction industry related to both onsite dewatering and rental services.”

Xylem’s full range of Godwin surface-mounted and Flygt submersible pumps is available to rent, including the recently launched Ready pump and the expanded Flygt 2600 drainage range. Xylem now offers the world’s leading range of surface-mounted and submersible pumps from one source. The company’s goal is to offer flexible dewatering rental services and to respond to customers’ needs as rapidly as possible. Xylem’s rental fleet now also includes the Godwin diesel surface pump, which is ideal for bypassing sewer systems, drainage and large water transfer projects. The Godwin portfolio includes a full range of ‘silent’ models, specifically designed for densely populated areas.

“We are noticing an increased demand within the construction industry for dewatering services to be supplied as a complete package, including the pump and water treatment systems, engineering expertise and project management," said Tomas Fernandez, marketing manager for Xylem’s Latin America rental and dewatering services. “The Xylem onsite dewatering service provides customers with turnkey solutions from a single source, limiting customers’ administration, and management efforts and costs.”

About Flygt

Flygt, a Xylem brand, is synonymous with engineering excellence, reliability and closeness to customers. Flygt is a world leader in the design and manufacture of dry and submersible pumps, mixers and related intelligent controls systems. Under the Flygt banner, customers have access to a complete range of products and solutions for moving water and wastewater, as well as advanced monitoring and control equipment to optimize performance. Product development and manufacturing of Flygt products is based in Sweden. For more information on Flygt products, please visit www.flygt.com.

About Godwin

Godwin, a Xylem brand, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic self-priming pumps, hydraulic submersibles and related intelligent control systems. Known for reliability and a close-to-customer approach to business, Godwin is committed to delivering pumping solutions for fast-paced emergency situations, temporary rental or permanent installations. Under the Godwin banner, customers have access to a complete range of products and solutions for moving water, wastewater, and industrial fluids. Product development and manufacturing of Godwin products is based in the United Kingdom. For more information on Godwin products, please visit www.godwinpumps.com.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xyleminc.com.

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