Evoqua to Double Manufacturing Capacity and R&D Footprint in Massachusetts
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
Evoqua Water Technologies today announced it will double the capacity to produce its leading range of water treatment products at one of its key production facilities in the United States to meet the growing global demand for its products and services.
Evoqua has broken ground on building a new production facility in Tewksbury, Mass., to replace its existing manufacturing in nearby Lowell, Mass. The Company’s R&D center in Lowell will be expanded into the vacated manufacturing space in order to accelerate commercialization of many of the new technologies under development by the Company. The new R&D capabilities will include pilot production for new products prior to being placed into full manufacturing around the world. The Tewksbury and Lowell expansions are expected to be operational in the Spring of 2015.
The new Evoqua Tewksbury facility will manufacture a range of water treatment products including Evoqua’s market-leading Ionpure® continuous electrodeionization (CEDI) modules; select new products based on its new electrochemical desalination technology; and Capac® impressed current cathodic protection anodes.
The expansion is largely prompted by market demand for Evoqua’s CEDI technology across the globe. Evoqua’s Ionpure CEDI technology is used in process and product water treatment where reverse osmosis alone cannot provide the high degree of purity required. It is widely used in the power, electronics, and pharmaceutical industries as well as in specialty laboratories.
“The range of applications for our CEDI technology is widening and we are seeing the trend accelerate,” said Ron Keating, CEO of Evoqua Water Technologies. “There is a clear movement by OEMs and end users toward this purification method and we are expanding to meet that demand.”
“Our expanded advanced manufacturing facilities will help us to keep up with the demand we are feeling as well as shortening lead times with our customers around the world,” added Rodney Aulick, President of Evoqua’s Products and Technologies division. “It’s another example of our unmatched commitment to customer service worldwide.”
The Evoqua Tewksbury facility – which employs approximately 50 production, operations support, engineering and procurement personnel – will be one of a dozen key production centers in the United States. During construction, an additional 30 jobs have been created in the region.
Evoqua is headquartered outside of Pittsburgh, PA and has more than 170 locations globally including plants in Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Evoqua also has an unmatched service network operating from more than 140 service sites in seven countries.
About Evoqua Water Technologies
Evoqua Water Technologies is the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers to protect and improve the world’s most fundamental natural resource: water. Evoqua has a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service, where it continues to transform water and wastewater. Its cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands. Evoqua’s unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and enable leisure and commercial industry to maximize productivity and profitability. For more information, visit www.evoqua.com.
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