With another year on the books, it is time to look ahead to 2013. As always, the water treatment industry will face a variety of challenges and opportunities in the coming months. Domestically, new regulations loom — some positive, some negative — as California continues to set the legislative tone for the nation. Globally, opportunties await for companies ready to take the international plunge, but the challenges of certification remain.
Industry experts weigh in on what is to come in 2013
Fleck valve distribution agreement for Canadian marketplace renewed through 2016
WaterGroup and Pentair Residential Filtration announced a renewed exclusive Fleck valve distribution agreement for the Canadian marketplace through 2016.
“This is an important bellwether for WaterGroup as we continue our partnership with Pentair as their exclusive distributor of Fleck valves in Canada," said Ryan Kirk, vice president and general manager for WaterGroup. "We have proudly promoted Fleck valves with our core WaterGroup brands and view this agreement as recognition of our loyalty and ongoing sales support for Fleck’s valves in Canada.”
Industrial products manufacturer acquired by BC Partners and the Carlyle Group
BC Partners, an international private equity firm, and global alternative asset manager the Carlyle Group announced the completion of their previously announced acquisition of Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial from United Technologies Corp. in a transaction valued at $3.46 billion. With the sale, the newly independent company is now Neodyne Industries. Neodyne, a manufacturer of highly engineered, mission-critical pumps and compressors for the global industrial, infrastructure and energy markets, operates three global industrial businesses — Milton Roy, Sundyne and Sullair.
The company will use this location as its base for expanding its U.S. customer base and operations
Desalitech Ltd. will be establishing its U.S. headquarters in Massachusetts. The company will use this location as its base for expanding its customer base and operations in U.S. industrial water treatment markets, where most manufacturing plants require purified water for their operations.
Water purification, monitoring and control in a single solution for peaking and base loaded plants
Culligan Matrix Solutions is expanding its mobile water treatment solutions business in response to increasing demand for this service.
New marketing initiative aims to solidify company’s commitment to providing water solutions
Pentair unveiled a new branding initiative in which current brands will become product lines under the Pentair umbrella. According to the company, focusing on a united, universal brand will enable it to increase marketing and promotional support for customers, as well as solidify its commitment to providing on-time delivery of high-quality, competitively priced product solutions.
Water Quality Products understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to bring you our sixth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable current information regarding the water treatment industry and its trends.
An assessment of the water treatment industry
It's that time of year again — as 2012 draws to a close, everyone is reflecting on the year that just passed and planning for the year ahead. This year certainly has had its share of changes and challenges, from the still-bumpy economy to changing regulations to the presidential election; but, as always, the water treatment industry is meeting the challenges head on.
This fall, Water Quality Products conducted its sixth annual State of the Industry survey to obtain readers' perspectives on how this rollercoaster of a year has affected their businesses.
The agreement, valid until end of 2015, is for the supply and distribution of advanced water purification devices
Waterlogic Plc announced that it has signed a supply agreement valid until the end of 2015, with Indesit Co. S.p.A., one of Europe's leading manufacturers and distributors of major domestic appliances.
Recently, I was in Sioux Falls, S.D., giving a seminar to a large crowd of business owners. As always, I invited them to e-mail me some questions in advance so I could have a few days to think about the questions and answer more thoughtfully.
One question has stuck in my craw: “I own a ______ company. What are the five best ways to advertise for my type of business?”
Asking the right questions to meet your business goals