Xylem boosts pump rental in Brazil

By Murray Pollok29 May 2012

Xylem said it will expand its pump rental operation in Brazil during the next three years. This year it is strengthening its rental operations in São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro and it will open new locations in 2013 and 2014.

Marcus Moraes, Xylem's manager for dewatering & rental services in Brazil, said, "Xylem's new dedicated dewatering rental services in Brazil are designed to cater specifically to the needs of local customers. Each rental fleet will be organized so that it aligns with whatever specific services our local customers' require."

The Xylem pump fleet in Brazil now includes Godwin diesel surface pumps, designed for bypassing sewer systems, drainage and large water transfer projects.

Xylem said there is a growing need within the construction market globally for complete, turnkey dewatering solutions, with limited budgets due to challenging economic conditions meaning that they are less likely to make significant investments in equipment that may be required for a one-off project.

Tomas Fernandez, marketing manager for Xylem's Latin America rental & dewatering services, said, "The beauty of the service means that customers don't have to invest in auxiliary equipment purchases which are needed for just as long as the project requires.

"The capital expenditure required to purchase, maintain, service and store the equipment isn't an issue when customers choose the onsite dewatering package."

Xylem's investment in its Brazilian rental operation follows similar expansions of rental in other markets around the world, including Australia and France.

The company already has a global fleet of 16000 Flygt and Godwin rental pumps and its US subsidiary, Godwin Pumps, is the largest pump rental company in the US and the world.

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