News | January 22, 2018

Xylem Announces New Pump Rental And Services Hub In Philippines As Part Of Southeast Asia Expansion Plan

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has announced the opening of a new pump rental and service business in Calamba in the province of Laguna, Philippines. The hub will serve the growing demand from the municipal and industrial sectors across the Philippines and Southeast Asia, particularly in flood control, mining and power supply operations.  It will also further expand Xylem’s footprint in the region and build on the Company’s current manufacturing and sales operations in Calamba.

“We continue to experience increased rental demand throughout Southeast Asia as customers recognize the value of Xylem’s rental offer - a quick and cost-effective way to tackle water removal challenges” said David Flinton, Senior Vice President and President of Xylem's dewatering business. “More and more customers are turning to rental to reduce capital costs. In addition, as climate change drives volatility in weather patterns, the need for contingency planning solutions and emergency pumping equipment is growing. This new facility strengthens our presence in the region, enabling us to better meet customers’ needs with timely, turn-key solutions from a single, experienced source.”

Xylem’s market-leading Godwin and Flygt brands play a key role in dewatering and liquids transfer in municipal and industrial projects, including mining. As the second largest mining market in Southeast Asia, the Philippines has mineral resources estimated at approximately $1T[1]. With over 40 large-scale mines in operation, Xylem’s new pump rental and service hub will help maximize the efficiency of mines across the country.Furthermore, by 2030, $25B will be invested in expanding power generation infrastructure across the Philippines[2]. Xylem’s new facility is set to capitalize on this planned investment, offering cutting-edge technologies to minimize system downtime at plants. Finally, as the heavily storm-exposed Philippines faces a growing threat from tropical cyclones, Xylem’s hub will offer immediate access to flood control equipment to protect communities, infrastructure, and industries.

Steve Leung, Senior Vice President and President, Xylem’s Emerging Markets said, “By utilizing rental options, businesses can cut capital expenditure and lead times while accessing extensive dewatering rental fleets and 24/7 on-site services to keep critical operations moving and minimize downtime. Our new pump rental and service hub will offer customers access to our extensive technology portfolio which includes submersible and surface-mounted pump options, backed by highly skilled application engineers and field operations teams who quickly respond to customers’ dewatering needs.”

Xylem is unique as the only global company operating in the dewatering space that manufactures, rents, sells and services its own equipment, which provides its customers with access to a broad range of market-leading and reliable dewatering technologies and solutions. With the world’s largest rental fleet of 20,000 assets, the company has invested significantly in its international rental footprint, having recently announced expansions in Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

With a wide range of Godwin and Flygt pumps available for rent, the 2,600 square meter Calamba hub offers general dewatering rental services, preventive maintenance, pump watch, pipeline outsource contacts, and aftermarket services. 

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions. The combined Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2016 revenue of $3.8B, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands. 

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, visit www.xylem.com.

[1] https://news.mongabay.com/2017/06/the-philippines-a-nation-rich-in-precious-metals-encounters-powerful-opposition-to-mining/

[2] https://news.mongabay.com/2017/06/the-philippines-a-nation-rich-in-precious-metals-encounters-powerful-

SOURCE: Xylem