Siemens, a global provider of water and wastewater treatment, has strengthened its position in the biosolids treatment and dewatering equipment market with the takeover of the Italian company Sernagiotto Technologies S.p.A, located in Casteggio near Milan.
"With Sernagiotto's products and technologies for sludge drying and dewatering, we have rounded off our portfolio to cover the whole process chain in wastewater treatment. At the same time we have gained a new production and service location for our customers in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East," said Roger Radke, head of the I&S Water Technologies (WT) Division.
As a license-holder, Siemens WT has already been selling Sernagiotto's dewatering and drying technologies on the North American market via its Group Company USFilter. With the takeover, Siemens WT now aims to establish a footprint in currently unserved regional biosolids markets - in particular in Europe, North Africa and the countries of the Middle East. "Our strategy is based on using Sernagiotto as a European regional manufacturing platform for products of various WT business units like biological treatment and clarification, purified water, and engineered products and systems," said Radke.