Profile: Xylem Inc (XYL)
26 Oct 2016
Xylem Inc., incorporated on March 4, 2011, is engaged in the design, manufacturing, and application of engineered technologies for the water industry. The Company is an equipment and service provider for water and wastewater applications with a portfolio of products and services addressing the cycle of water, from collection, distribution and use to the return of water to the environment. The Company has two business segments, which include Water Infrastructure (collection, distribution, return) and Applied Water (usage). The Company's application in the areas of water equipment industry includes transport, treatment, test, building services, industrial processing and irrigation. The Company's water market brands include Bell & Gossett, and Flygt. The Company sells its products in over 150 countries through a distribution network consisting of direct sales force and independent channel partners.
The Company's Water Infrastructure segment focuses on the transportation, treatment and testing of water, offering a range of products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems. It is engaged in the process that collects water from a source and distributes it to users, and then returns the wastewater to the environment. The Company's Water Infrastructure segment products include Water and wastewater pumps, Filtration, disinfection and biological treatment equipment, Test equipment and Controls. Within the Water Infrastructure segment, its pump systems transport water from oceans, groundwater, aquifers, lakes, rivers and seas. From there, the Company's filtration, ultraviolet (UV) and ozone systems provide treatment, making the water fit for use. After consumption, its pump lift stations move the wastewater to treatment facilities where the mixers, biological treatment, monitoring, and control systems provide the primary functions in the treatment process. The Company's analytical systems test to ensure quality of water for consumption, as well as for its return to nature. Water Infrastructure serves its customers, public utilities and industrial applications, through over three applications: Transport, Treatment and Test of water and wastewater.
The Company's Transport application includes the equipment and services involved in the safe and efficient movement of water from sources, such as oceans, groundwater, aquifers, lakes, rivers and seas to treatment facilities, and then to users. It also includes the movement of wastewater from the point of use to a treatment facility. The Transport application also includes dewatering pumps, equipment and services, which provide the safe removal or draining of groundwater and surface water from a riverbed, construction site or mine shaft, and bypass pumping for the repair of aging public utility infrastructure, as well as emergency water removal during severe weather events. The Company offers a range of engineered products, such as water and wastewater submersible pumps, monitoring controls, and application solutions. The Company provides engineer-to-order products. With operations on six continents, the Company serves the dewatering rental fleets with its Flygt and Godwin brands.
The Company's Treatment application includes equipment and services that treat both water for consumption and wastewater to be returned to the environment. It primary serves markets, including public utilities and industrial operations. The Company primarily focuses on over three basic treatment types: filtration, disinfection systems and biological treatment systems. Filtration uses gravity-based media filters and clarifiers to clean both water and wastewater. Its brands for Treatment application are Leopold, Wedeco, Sanitaire and Flygt. Wedeco offers disinfection systems, both UV and ozone oxidation, to treat public utility drinking water, wastewater and industrial process water. Biological treatment systems are offered for the treatment and mixing of solids in wastewater plants, which are provided through the Sanitaire and Flygt brands. The Company also offers analytical instrumentation test equipment. Its analytical systems are applied in over three ways, such as in the field, in a facility laboratory, or real time, online monitoring in a treatment facility process. Its brands for this application are WTW and YSI.
The Company competes with KSB Inc., Sulzer Ltd., Evoqua Water Technologies and Danaher Corporation.
The Company's Applied Water segment serves the primary uses of water and focuses on the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural markets. The Applied Water segment's products include pumps, valves, heat exchangers, controls and dispensing equipment. Its residential and commercial building services include human and building consumption and delivers water boosting systems for drinking, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and fire protection systems to residential and commercial building services. Its irrigation applications include boosting systems for farming irrigation, pumps for dairy operations and rainwater reuse systems for small scale crop and turf irrigation. The Company's pumps, heat exchangers, valves and controls provide cooling to power plants and manufacturing facilities, as well as circulation for food and beverage processing.
The Company offers residential and commercial building services for applications, such as in residential homes and commercial buildings, including offices, hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants and malls. It is also offered for HVAC applications, where Bell & Gossett and Lowara offers pumps and valves that are used in heating and cooling systems, along with heat exchangers, valves, and monitoring and control products that augment the system. It is also engaged in the supply of potable water for consumption, such as for drinking and hygiene. The Goulds Water Technology and Lowara brands provide pumps and boosting systems utilized within buildings, sourcing water from distribution networks and wells. It also offers residential and commercial building services for wastewater removal with sump and sewage pumps, provided by Bell & Gossett, Goulds Water Technology and Lowara.
The Company offers services for fire protection, where its A-C Fire brand supplies full pump systems for emergency fire suppression. Bell & Gossett, Goulds Water Technology and Lowara provide pumps for the building services market. Water is offered for industrial facilities to provide processing steps, such as cooling, heating, cleaning and mixing. Its Goulds Water Technology and Lowara brands supply vertical multistage pumps to bring in source water or to boost pressure for purposes, such as circulating water through a manufacturing facility to cool machine tools. The Standard Xchange brand delivers heat exchangers for combined heat and power applications within power generation plants. The Company also services applications, such as wine processing with Jabsco brand flexible impeller pumps, and water-based detergent dispensing and water circulation for car washes served by Flojet air-operated diaphragm and Goulds Water Technology end suction pumps. The Company's boosting pumps are also increasingly being used in hydraulic fracturing applications.
The Company's irrigation business consists of irrigation-related equipment and services associated with bringing water from a source to the plant or livestock need, including hoses, sprinklers, center pivot and drip irrigation. The Company focuses on the pumps and boosting systems that supply this ancillary equipment with water. Its Goulds Water Technology brand brings mixed flow pumps, and the Flowtronex group is engaged in equipment packaged solutions incorporating monitoring and controls. The Lowara brand also produces pumps for agriculture applications and irrigation of gardens and parks. The Company offers the following brands and products in its Applied Water segment, such as Goulds Water Technology, Lowara, Bell & Gossett (B&G), A-C Fire Pump, Flowtronex, Standard Xchange, Jabsco and Flojet.
The Company competes with Grundfos, Wilo SE, Pentair Ltd. and Franklin Electric Co., Inc.
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