News | December 18, 2014

Xylem's Intelligent Pump Control Solution Recognized With Swedish Innovation Prize

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has been recognized with a leading Swedish business magazine’s ‘Swedish Innovation Prize’ for its Flygt SmartRun intelligent pump controller. Working in tandem with Xylem’s Flygt Experior wastewater pumping solution, SmartRun can reduce a wastewater pump station’s energy usage by up to 50 percent.

SmartRun was one of three finalists alongside products from Houdini and Yubico selected from 120 nominees for the ‘Veckans Affärer’ magazine’s awards. Pumping systems account for nearly 20 percent of the world’s electrical energy demand; SmartRun was awarded the silver prize for its potential to make wastewater pumping more cost-effective and to reduce the global footprint of water handling. SmartRun intuitively finds the most energy-efficient pump speed for a specific application, as well as featuring an automatic blockage removal function. A significant differentiation to other products on the market is that all functions of SmartRun are pre-programmed to eliminate costly engineering work for each pump station start-up.

Tomas Brannemo, Vice President Transport at Xylem said, “At Xylem we pride ourselves on developing innovative and smart solutions that solve everyday water challenges for our customers. We are honored that SmartRun’s unique benefits have been acknowledged with this prestigious award.”

This is the eighth year that the Swedish Innovation Prize has been awarded. Previous winners include Spotify, Tobii Technologies and ABB.

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. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion and more than 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last three years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions 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, visit

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