Move into pump rentals will be undertaken in the UK, but not the US where sister company Pioneer Pump Inc will continue to focus exclusively on sales activities. Investment funds come from parent company Franklin Electric.
Xylem said it will expand its pump rental operation in Brazil during the next three years. This year it is strengthening its rental operations in São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro and it will open new locations in 2013 and 2014.
Pioneer Pump will open a new pump assembly plant in the Middle East as it continues its international expansion. The new 1000 m2 facility – likely to be in Sharjah, UAE – will help the company meet growing demand for its pumps in the region.
Xylem – the pump and water technology company recently spun off from ITT Corp – has launched a new range of Godwin portable pumps incorporating ‘non-clog’ technology first used on Xylem’s Flygt submersible pumps.