Editor’s pickPhilippines: Xylem continues expanding in Southeast Asia with pump rental and services hub

29-01-2018

Leading global water technology company committed to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, Xylem Inc., has announced the opening of a new pump rental and service business in Calamba, located in the province of Laguna, Philippines.

The hub will serve growing demand from the municipal and industrial sectors across the Philippines as well as Southeast Asia, particularly in flood control, mining and power supply operations, not only expanding Xylem’s footprint in the region, but also building on current manufacturing and sales operations in Calamba.
 
“We continue to experience increased rental demand throughout Southeast Asia as customers recognise the value of Xylem’s rental offer - a quick and cost-effective way to tackle water removal challenges,” David Flinton, Senior Vice President and President of Xylem's dewatering business, said. “More and more customers are turning to rental to reduce capital costs. In addition, as climate change drives volatility in weather patterns, the need for contingency planning solutions and emergency pumping equipment is growing. This new facility strengthens our presence in the region, enabling us to better meet customers’ needs with timely, turn-key solutions from a single, experienced source.”

Xylem’s market-leading Godwin and Flygt brands play a key role in dewatering and liquids transfer in municipal and industrial projects, and with Xylem’s new pump rental and service hub, service in the country is expected to increase in efficiency. Moreover, as the heavily storm-exposed Philippines continues to face a growing threat from tropical cyclones, Xylem’s hub will offer immediate access to flood control equipment to protect communities, infrastructure, and industries.

“By utilising rental options, businesses can cut capital expenditure and lead times while accessing extensive dewatering rental fleets and 24/7 on-site services to keep critical operations moving and minimise downtime,” Steve Leung, Senior Vice President and President, Xylem’s Emerging Markets, added. “Our new pump rental and service hub will offer customers access to our extensive technology portfolio which includes submersible and surface-mounted pump options, backed by highly skilled application engineers and field operations teams who quickly respond to customers’ dewatering needs.”

Xylem is unique as the only global company operating in the dewatering space that manufactures, rents, sells and services its own equipment which gives our customers access to a broad range of market-leading and reliable dewatering technologies and solutions. With the world’s largest rental fleet of 20,000 assets, the company has invested significantly in its international rental footprint, having recently announced expansions in Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

With a wide range of Godwin and Flygt pumps available for rent, the hub in Calamba offers general dewatering rental services, preventive maintenance, pump watch, pipeline outsource contacts, as well as aftermarket services, with the already catering to rental customers in the country.