Underground Solutions Purchases Chemical Feed And Liquid Feed Product Lines From Siemens
As part of an ongoing and strategic product portfolio assessment, Siemens Industry Automation Division announced that it has sold the assets, inventory, and associated trademarks for certain globally marketed chemical feed, liquid feed and flow meter product lines to Underground Solutions, Inc. (UGSI). Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., UGSI provides infrastructure technologies for water, sewer and conduit applications. The purchase price was not disclosed.
"The decision to seek new ownership for these particular product lines is reflective of ongoing efforts to align our municipal portfolio with our long-term strategy," says Dr. Lukas Loeffler, CEO Water Technologies, Siemens Industry Automation Division. "We remain committed to the drinking water business and will focus on disinfection technologies and equipment as a means of further refining our position within it – in the marketplace, with our customers and among our competitors."
Effective August 1, UGSI will begin accepting orders for all product lines associated with the assets and inventory included in the sale, which are: PolyBlend polymer feed systems; Encore pumps; Chemtube 200/2000 pumps; VareaMeter flow meters; Wallace & Tiernan lime-slaking equipment; Wallace & Tiernan dry feed systems; and LVN-2000 liquid chemical feed systems.
Siemens Industry Automation Division will continue to market and service the Wallace & Tiernan gas chlorination, analyzers and controllers, Water Champ chemical induction and OSEC on-site electrochlorination product lines.
UGSI is a leading provider of water and wastewater infrastructure technologies. Led by a management team with industry-leading experience and expertise, UGSI provides water-related solutions to a wide range of commercial, industrial, and governmental customers. UGSI meets its customers' needs through technological innovation, dedication to customer service, and an unyielding commitment to quality. Based in San Diego, Calif., USA, UGSI's proprietary pipe products have truly revolutionized the pipeline rehabilitation and installation markets in North America.
About The Siemens Industry Sector
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products and solutions for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the Sector enhances its customers' productivity, efficiency, and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/industry
About The Siemens Industry Automation Division
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit http://www.siemens.com/industryautomation.