Xylem Inc has invested in a new pump rental and service business in Calamba in the Philippines as part of the company’s Southeast Asia expansion plan.
With a wide range of Godwin and Flygt pumps available for rent, Xylem’s new 2600 sq m Calamba hub offers general dewatering rental services, preventive maintenance, pump watch, pipeline outsource contacts and aftermarket services.
The new Xylem hub will serve the growing demand from the municipal and industrial sectors across the Philippines and Southeast Asia, particularly in flood control, mining and power supply operations. It will also further expand Xylem’s footprint in the region and build on the company’s current manufacturing and sales operations in Calamba.
“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,” said David Flinton, senior vice president and president of Xylem’s dewatering business. “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.”
Steve Leung, senior vice president and president, Xylem’s Emerging Markets, said: “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.”