With the purchase of approximately 88 percent of Wedeco AG Water Technology, ITT Industries has extended its move toward a leading position in the water treatment business.
With the purchase of approximately 88 percent of Wedeco AG Water Technology, ITT Industries, White Plains, N.Y., has extended its move toward a leading position in the water treatment business. Besides Dusseldorf-based Wedeco, ITT recently acquired Heng Tong Water Treatment Engineering Co. Ltd. of Shanghai, China. These two acquisitions give ITT Fluid Technologies' Sanitaire business unit access to leading-edge technology within the industry, said Tom Pokorsky, Sanitaire's president.
Heng Tong's packaging of reverse-osmosis, membrane and other water treatment systems is suited for areas where demand for low-cost water supplies for industrial purposes such as power, pharmaceutical, chemical and manufacturing applications is growing. In China, a number of new government directives calls for increasing wastewater treatment in the next few years.
Wedeco's technologies could reduce the need for chlorine-based treatment of wastewater destined for recycling applications. The company manufactures ultraviolet disinfection and ozone oxidation systems, which are alternatives to chlorine treatment.
ITT Gains Water Treatment Technologies
May 1, 2004