Dubai, UAE: Global water technology company, Xylem has announced opening its new manufacturing facility in Jebel Ali, Dubai. The new 19,000-square-metre facility — the company’s first in the region — will produce some of Xylem’s pump brands and provide integrated services and support to Xylem’s customers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, said the announcement.
The inauguration, the announcement informed, was attended by Xylem President and CEO, Patrick Decker, along with other corporate executives, partners and VIP guests. The facility and the company’s new rental and services business, the announcement said, will serve the growing demand from the construction and infrastructure sectors, as well as municipal customers, across the MENA region.
As part of the inauguration, Xylem Middle East, the announcement said, also launched the Flygt Concertor, purportedly the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence. The system, from the company’s Flygt brand, senses the operating conditions of its environment, adapts its performance in real time and provides feedback to pumping station operators, revealed the company.
Earlier this year, the announcement said that Xylem announced a USD 35 million investment to expand its operations across the MENA region. The expansion plan, the announcement revealed, will continue to be executed through 2018, and includes investment in a number of facilities across the region, including the pump manufacturing facility, a pump rental and services operations, and offices in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. Further investment will be made into expanding business service offerings designed to provide customers with smarter solutions to their water technology needs, it added.
“The Middle East and North Africa region has always been a priority market for us,” said Steve Leung, Senior Vice President and President, Emerging Markets at Xylem. “The manufacturing facility represents the beginning of our long-term commitment to working with local partners and governments to help solve their most complex water challenges.”
Vincent Chirouze, Regional Director, Xylem Middle East & Africa, added: “As we continue building and strengthening our capabilities in the region, we do so with our customers and their needs in mind. Each milestone achieved over the last few years has helped us to deliver on our promise to provide customers with an expanded portfolio of high quality, energy-efficient products and services. The manufacturing facility will provide regional customers with the same high quality products as our other facilities deliver to customers throughout the world.”