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Xylem opens new distribution and customer service base in Moscow

22/03/2012

Leading global water and energy-efficient solutions provider expands capabilities in fast-growing Russian market

MOSCOW--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 22, 2012-- Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, today announced that it has opened a new distribution and customer service base in Moscow, Russia. Part of a long-term growth strategy, Xylem’s expanded presence in Russia will focus on boosting sales and distribution in the country, enhancing relationships with Russian customers and creating the capability to deliver local customer service, after-sales support, application engineering and training. The team in Moscow will concentrate on its core markets, including wastewater transport and treatment, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and related solutions for residential and commercial buildings, and water solutions for light industry, agriculture and irrigation. The new base will help to drive faster delivery of Xylem products and enhance local customers’ experience. The company has been doing business in Russia since 2005 through two independent local distributors for its Lowara, Vogel, Leopold, Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin and Sanitaire brands.

“This new base in Moscow enables Xylem to offer wastewater and clean water pumping products and systems to the Russian market. The channels to our customers are becoming considerably shorter, and we can now personally accompany our customers on-site throughout the development of projects, offering applications solutions and systems expertise,” said André Dhawan, vice president and general manager of Xylem’s Residential and Commercial Water business in Europe. “Only Xylem can now offer a wide range of treatment and transport solutions through an integrated set of leading global brands. The establishment of the Russian subsidiary is an important event for both our company and the marketplace, and underscores our commitment to growing Xylem’s presence in emerging markets.”

The Moscow team will be led by Oleg Fedorov. Fedorov holds an engineering degree from Moscow State University and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management. With deep experience in strategy, marketing, business development and project management, Fedorov previously worked for General Electric, Holter Group and Lufthansa Service Group.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xyleminc.com.

Source: Xylem Inc.

Louise Cassidy for Xylem
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