Xylem to offer ‘turnkey’ pump rental service worldwide

By Murray Pollok01 November 2011

Xylem, the new name for the ITT Water & Wastewater business recently spun off from ITT Corp, said it will offer a turnkey dewatering service for contractors through its worldwide sales and distribution network.

Its Godwin Pumps business already offers such services in the US through its massive rental operation, and this latest statement would mean a worldwide expansion of this type of rental offering.

Xylem, which makes the Flygt and Godwin brands of pumps and already operates a pump rental fleet worldwide, said it was seeing growing demand within the construction industry for the expert provision of complete, turnkey dewatering solutions.

It said that while construction businesses have some in-house technical expertise to manage and operate dewatering projects, more limited budgets mean that they do not always want to make significant investments in equipment for a one-off project.

Stefan Swartling, marketing manager for Xylem's Rental & Dewatering Services, said, "The Xylem onsite dewatering service provides customers with turnkey solutions from a single source. This limits customers' administration and management efforts and provides peace of mind as they are contracting dewatering experts to take care of the job.

"The beauty of the service means that customers don't have to invest in auxiliary equipment purchases which are needed for just as long as the project requires. The capital expenditure required to purchase, maintain, service and store the equipment isn't an issue when customers choose the onsite dewatering package."

In addition to that turnkey rental service, Xylem also has a fleet of 16000 Flygt submersible pumps and Godwin diesel pumps available to rent.

Mr Swartling said, "The pump rental option is becoming increasingly popular within the construction industry. Obviously rental is a well-established option for other types of equipment that require significant capital to purchase, however pump rental is relatively new in some markets."

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