Water technology multinational company Xylem Inc today announced opening of its technology centres in Bengaluru and Vadodara as part of its expansion plans in India operations.
Additional Chief Secretary in the Urban Development Department of Karnataka, Mahendra Jain, inaugurated the company's India headquarters, the 'India Technology and Customer Experience Centre' here.
The company, which claims expertise in water management and water solutions with state-of-the-art machines, will have over 400 engineers at the technology centre,creating smart and innovative solutions to treat, analyse, monitor and return water to the environment.
It will bring together a broad spectrum of competencies, enabling it to accelerate the development of critical water and infrastructure solutions for customers in India and around the world.
President and the Chief Executive Officer of Xylem, Patrick Decker said, "India has long been a focus for Xylem as the country steers towards implementation of sustainable water management solutions, leveraging technology to tackle the inherent waste that occurs in current processes." The company executives had discussions with the officials of Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to minimise the wastage of water.
Xylem India's Managing Director H Balasubramaniam said presently leakage of water in Bengaluru was somewhere between 35 per cent to 40 per cent and the company would need to study the reasons to bring down the leakage to at least 5 per cent.
Balasubramaniam also said that the company has completed major lift irrigation projects in several states.
It has also executed more than 30 treatment projects in Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Rajasthan.
"Since 2014, Xylem has generated double-digit growth in India with our product and solutions being installed in municipal, irrigation and industrial sectors," said the MD.
He said Xylem India launched 'Water for People' initiative in 2017 to provide access to safe drinking water for nearly 3,000 community members across four schools and 19 communities in India through implementation of borehole systems,along with new and rehabilitated water points.
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