The ITT Water and Wastewater group will establish a hub in Singapore to support the sales, engineering design and project execution needs of customers throughout Asia-Pacific. The support team will include applications, process and project engineers.
The Singapore team will also oversee ITT’s partnership with PUB, Singapore’s national water agency.
In Southeast Asia, the ITT Water and Wastewater group will set up a sales and customer support capability in Hanoi, Vietnam by the end of this year. The Vietnam office will have responsibility for sales of ITT’s Flygt, Godwin, Leopold, Sanitaire, and Wedeco brands. The new office in Vietnam follows ITT’s buyout of its distribution partner in Malaysia and Singapore last year.
ITT’s Residential and Commercial Water group, which provides complete water systems for applications in the building services, agricultural and light industrial markets, is also expanding in Asia. The business has recently added a warehousing facility in Korea, sales and manufacturing personnel in the Philippines, and representative offices in Taipei, Taiwan and Bangkok, Thailand.
ITT is also planning to set up a pump assembly and service capability in Perth, Australia while the Residential and Commercial Water group has recently installed a new pump testing facility in Melbourne..
“These plans are part of a long-term commitment to growth in the Asia-Pacific region, which we believe can be accelerated by getting closer to our customers in the region and providing them with the best range of critical technologies and deepest industry expertise in the market,” said Gretchen McClain, president of ITT Fluid and Motion Control. “Our continued investments in the region will help us to keep expanding our business in key Asian emerging markets, which is an important growth area for us today and in the future as we spin off from ITT to form an independent water company later this year.”