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Xylem opens pump rental, service division in Dubai

The move follows Xylem's January 2016 announcement of a $35m investment in the expansion of its GCC operations

Representational image.
Representational image.

Water technology firm Xylem has announced the opening of a new pump rental and service business in Dubai.

The company says the move is to serve growing demand from the construction and infrastructure sectors, as well as municipal customers, across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

This follows Xylem’s announcement in January this year of a $35m investment in expanding its operations in the region.

The investment, which will continue until 2018, will enable the localisation of products as well as building local capabilities, including a pump manufacturing facility, a pump rental and services operation, and offices in the UAE, Oman and Qatar.

Graeme Saunders, director of the dewatering business for Xylem MENA, said: “The Middle East and North Africa region is evolving at a rapid rate, with thousands of construction and infrastructure projects currently underway. Our new local pump rental and service hub puts us in a very strong position to better serve our customers. Our local team is uniquely qualified with in-depth pump application knowledge that will enable us to provide our customers with customized solutions.

David Flinton, senior vice president of Xylem, and president of Xylem's dewatering business, added: "This new hub is part of a larger, significant investment we are making in the MENA region as we work to solve our customers critical water challenges. Investment in the new hub also supports our global strategy to help build resilient communities by offering products and services to prepare for, respond to, and recover from extreme weather events including flooding and drought.”

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