Xylem is accelerating the development of critical water and infrastructure solutions for its customers in India and around the world.

Global water tech firm Xylem expands India operations opens centre in Bengaluru
Atom Water Management Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 19:11

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has announced the expansion of its India operations through the opening of an India Technology and Customer Experience Centre in Bengaluru.

The launch follows the opening of a similar technology centre in Vadodara, Gujarat. At these facilities, Xylem is accelerating the development of critical water and infrastructure solutions for its customers in India and around the world.

The India Technology Centre in Bengaluru was inaugurated by Mahendra Jain, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Urban Development Department, Govt of Karnataka and Patrick Decker, President and CEO of Xylem.

The centre in Bengaluru will develop products and solutions with a focus on developing software and advanced infrastructure analytics. The centre will ultimately have over 400 engineers creating smart, innovative solutions to treat, analyse, monitor and return water to the environment, and to address critical energy resource infrastructure needs. The innovations created will be used in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, along with agricultural settings embedding sustainability at the core of water management. For India, which currently uses 230-250 cubic kilometres of groundwater each year, the centre is set to ease the burden of looming water scarcity that is anticipated due to rising urbanisation and industrialisation.

“India has long been a focus for Xylem as the country steers towards the implementation of sustainable water management solutions, leveraging technology to tackle the inherent waste that occurs in current processes. The tech-savvy solutions we develop will play a key role in helping to advance the national drive towards smart cities. Our expansion in India further supports the country’s economic growth through investment in manufacturing and technological talent, and we look forward to building upon this work in the years to come,” said Patrick Decker, President and CEO of Xylem.

Over the years, Xylem has executed major Lift Irrigation Projects in several states, executing more than 30 treatment projects in Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Rajasthan. Xylem is currently sourcing over $80 million from India for its global facilities in Europe, Asia and USA and will continue to develop suppliers to support global growth out of India, with plans to double the export from India over the next few years. With businesses in over 150 countries, Xylem’s high-performance products and solutions include water transport, treatment and testing, innovative water technology, application solutions, smart infrastructure and smart metering solutions.

To propel availability of safe water, Xylem India began the ‘Water for People’ initiative in 2017 to provide access to safe drinking water for nearly 3,000 community members across four schools and 19 communities in India through the implementation of borehole systems, along with new and rehabilitated water points. The company also supports schools in West Bengal through its corporate citizenship program named "Watermark" with a commitment of contributing $3 million over the next three years to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene education to 300 schools in water-stressed regions of Latin America and Asia, particularly India.

In addition, Xylem is unique as the only global company operating in the dewatering space that manufactures, rents, sells and services its own equipment, and which provides its customers with access to a broad range of market-leading and reliable dewatering technologies and solutions.

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