Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Xylem expands footprint in Turkey with acquisition of Anadolu Flygt, a leader in smart water solutions

 


  • Xylem has completed acquisition of Anadolu Flygt, Turkey’s market leader in the supply, installation and after-sales service for pump and water treatment systems 

  • Acquisition expands Xylem’s smart water portfolio into Turkey, underscoring its commitment to becoming a leader in intelligent technology solutions for the water industry

  • Expanded competencies will reinforce Xylem’s robust supply chain across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region to address water infrastructure challenges and enhance customer economies 


Dubai – UAE, 19th October, 2021: Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company committed to building on its strong foundation and accelerating growth by developing innovative solutions to solve the world’s water challenges, has further expanded its regional footprint with the acquisition of Turkey’s leading pumping and water treatment systems company, Anadolu Flygt.  

The acquisition will allow the company to service a broader range of countries across the region and further accelerate Xylem’s growth in the Middle East market with an enhanced suite of digital water solutions, as well as proven systems for sustainable water use. 


Xylem’s acquisition of Anadolu Flygt, Turkey’s market leader in the supply, installation and after-sales service for pumping and water treatment systems, is aligned with the company’s goal to strengthen its operations in the fast-growing Middle East, Africa and Turkey region, and will draw stronger synergies that support the Middle East’s water and wastewater sector. It will allow Xylem to further strengthen its supply chain for pumping and water treatment systems in the region, adding to its portfolio of water-tech solutions as well as enhanced agility to meet customer requirements. 

Naji Skaf, Xylem’s Managing Director for the Middle East & Turkey, said: “This is a milestone deal for Xylem and one that we identified and have been monitoring for some time now. As we continue to focus on expanding our regional footprint and solidifying our localized capabilities to better serve diverse customer needs – the acquisition of Anadolu Flygt made strategic sense for us. We stand to gain a valuable asset that brings proven strengths in pumping and water management systems that can be leveraged for the entire region. The combination of Xylem’s world-class products and global resources, alongside Anadolu Flygt’s local expertise and solutions within the irrigation, landscaping, residential and industrial sectors will allow us to bring enhanced solutions that better meet our customers’ evolving needs, including higher operational efficiencies, water conservation and increased profitability. This expansion into key emerging markets with significant room for further growth perfectly lends itself to our ambition plans by building on our capabilities to make meaningful change across the world. ”

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He added: “With our focus on building smart water enterprises through digital, sustainable and efficient water and wastewater treatment solutions, we will continue to invest in opportunities to address water infrastructure challenges across the region and meet the requirements of our customers and end-users.”


Feyyaz Yumurtac─▒, General Manager of Anadolu Flygt, said: “We are very pleased to be joining the Xylem team, one of the most highly respected companies in the water sector. We have been having discussions for quite some time now and are very pleased to have reached this important milestone. Together, through our combined resources and global and regional expertise, we will work together to expand our capabilities and continue delivering innovative, scaled, market-leading solutions to our customers across the region. We look forward to working closely with the Xylem team to ensure a smooth transition and integration of services.” 


Prior to the acquisition, Xylem held 46% per cent shares of Anadolu Flygt. With the total acquisition, the operations of Anadolu Flygt will be seamlessly integrated under Xylem, effectively positioning the company as Turkey’s market leader in pumps and treatment systems. Anadolu Flygt has deep expertise in package pump stations, advanced water & wastewater pumping systems, filtration systems, UV disinfection, Ozone oxidation, treatment systems, blowers, mixers, electrical control panel and automation systems, instrumentation and rentals of pumping equipment. Its nearly 100-strong workforce have been integrated under Xylem. 


The acquisition of Anadolu Flygt is the latest in a number of acquisitions by Xylem in the Advanced Infrastructure Analytics (AIA) space in recent months, including EmNet and Pure Technologies, both leaders in smart infrastructure assessment and management, underlining Xylem’s digital portfolio and its commitment to supporting the region’s digital transformation plans for the water and energy sector. 


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