On October 31, 2011, Xylem completed its spinoff from ITT Corporation,
and began a new chapter as a leading global water company.
Xylem’s market-leading product brands, applications expertise and technological strength enable the transport, treatment, testing and efficient use of water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company serves customers in more than 150 countries to address critical water issues such as growing water scarcity, aging infrastructure and more stringent environmental regulations. On November 1, 2011, Xylem begun regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol XYL, and was listed on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
This is a unique company, the product of more than 100 years of experience in the water business and the collective work and expertise of nearly 12,000 employees and strategic partners around the world. While the name has changed with the spinoff, customers will find in Xylem the same commitment to providing local service to meet their specific needs while leveraging our global network, technological strength and applications expertise.
Xylem serves a $30 billion segment of the global water equipment and services market through a distribution network consisting of a direct sales force and independent channel partners. The company’s products and services address the full cycle of water and are key in the collection, distribution and use of water. Well-known and respected product brands such as Lowara, Goulds Water Technology, Bell and Gossett, Flojet, Flygt, Godwin, WTW and YSI, among others, will continue their place in the water industry as a part of the Xylem portfolio.
Xylem in Australia and New Zealand is split into two divisions. The Water Solutions team focusing on the Flygt, Godwin, Wedeco and other waste water brands with the Applied Water Systems team focusing on Lowara, Goulds, Vogel and other clean water brands.
Xylem’s ANZ Director Richard Buckwell says “we are committed to supporting the large range of product supplied by Xylem across the region by our two divisions. The two teams work closely together to provide a total solution to fulfill the needs of our customers. A good example of that solution package is the Sydney Airport project where we provided equipment to treat and recycle storm water runoff for non-potable uses like cooling towers, washing vehicles and landscape irrigation. This saves the airport about 350 million litres of fresh water a year – enough water to fill 140 Olympic sized swimming pools.”
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 the Xylem website
Water Solutions – Greg Pratt, Sales and Marketing Director, 08 9475 1922
Applied Water Systems – John Weaver, General Manager, 03 9551 7333