Xylem launches powerful new Flygt® and Godwin® dewatering pumps at Bauma 2013

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Xylem launches powerful new Flygt® and Godwin® dewatering pumps at Bauma 2013

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xylem Inc. (NYS: XYL) , a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, will launch powerful new dewatering pumps under its Flygt and Godwin brands at the Bauma trade show in Munich, Germany this week. Xylem will unveil a new series of submersible dewatering pumps modeled on its iconic and popular Flygt BIBO pump. The company will also introduce a powerful and compact Godwin pump specifically designed for lower head dewatering applications. Xylem will be present in hall A6, booth # 427/528, at the Bauma construction industry event, which takes place from April 15-21.


"Demanding conditions on a worksite and a changed business environment where resources are limited mean that customers need ever more reliable and durable technologies, and we are responding to that need with some smart new dewatering solutions," said Andrew Jones, head of Xylem's dewatering business. "We believe the new Flygt BIBO will make a big impression at the show, as well as within the construction and mining sectors when launched globally later this year. We will also launch our new Godwin Vac-Prime, a highly efficient, automatic self-priming dewatering solution ideally suited to well-pointing. It features Godwin's trademark reliability and high performance in a compact, lightweight model."

Xylem's Flygt BIBO

Xylem's new Flygt BIBO range incorporates several proven design features taken from the original dewatering pump, as well as innovative enhancements that give the new pumps unmatched wear resistance and uptime capability. Durable and robust, Xylem's new Flygt BIBO series has been specifically designed for the toughest dewatering environments including mining, quarrying, construction and tunneling. Created by the designers of the world's most successful submersible drainage pump, Xylem's new product is a much awaited addition to the company's product portfolio. More than one million of the original Flygt BIBO pumps have been sold since they were introduced in the 1960s.

Xylem's Godwin Vac-Prime range

Godwin's extensive range of Dri-Prime pumps for medium- to high-head applications is now joined by the Godwin Vac-Prime which has been specifically designed for lower-head dewatering jobs. As a result of its compact size, Xylem's Godwin Vac-Prime is easy to move and transport. It does not require specialist transport and with its lifting frame, fork pockets and optional wheels, it needs minimal on-site equipment. The speed of air evacuation that it delivers is due to a combination of the highly efficient vacuum pump and the fast-priming system. It is light and small in size but has Godwin's trademark reliability and robustness at its core.

Also on display in Xylem's booth at Bauma:

Xylem's Flygt 2600 series

Xylem has enhanced its market-leading Flygt 2600 drainage pump series making it even more reliable and durable, ideal for use in tough dewatering conditions and applications. The Flygt 2600 drainage pumps are at least three times more wear-resistant than conventional drainage pumps*. New enhancements to the range include increased durability of the seal system, greater protection against corrosion, a simplified design and enhanced capability for dry running.

Xylem's Godwin NC series

Featuring non-clog Flygt N-technology, Xylem's Godwin NC-Series is engineered to deliver clog-free pumping for maximum uptime and effectiveness. In sewage bypass and other wastewater pumping applications, fiber and stringy solids can cause difficulties. Pumps can often clog, requiring maintenance and resulting in unplanned downtime. Xylem's engineering teams in Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States have integrated Flygt N-technology into the company's flagship Godwin Dri-Prime range to create this non-clog feature that is ideally suited for a multitude of applications within the construction and mining industries.

Xylem is currently expanding its dewatering pump rental offering across Europe to cater to growing demand within the construction, municipal, mining and industrial sectors. The company is increasing its bank of surface-mounted and submersible pumps through a rental branch expansion program to be executed over the coming years. With 20,000 products, Xylem currently offers the most extensive range of submersible pumps to rent on the market.

*According to Xylem's Flygt 100-hour wear test.

About Xylem

Xylem (NYS: 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. Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2012 annual revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,700 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions 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.



Louise Cassidy for Xylem
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