Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company
focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues
announced today that its Flojet® pumps have earned the Global
Strategic Supplier of the Year award from Manitowoc, the world's leading
foodservice equipment company.
"We applaud Xylem for its exceptional job in understanding the needs of
our business and those of our customers, while offering us the superb
reliability and adaptability of its products," said Tom Wooderson,
director of supply chain, Manitowoc Foodservice.
Against a competitive field of numerous suppliers, Manitowoc selected
Xylem for its outstanding product quality, on-time delivery, global
capabilities and strategic collaboration on new products that enhance
Manitowoc's own customer relationships.
For over 20 years, Xylem has provided Manitowoc with Flojet pumps for
its post-mix fountain beverage machine applications, smoothie machine
pumps, icemaker pumps and refrigeration pack pumps. Customers across the
globe that benefit from the partnership between the two companies
include leading soft drink beverage makers and suppliers, quick-serve
restaurants and convenience stores; essentially anywhere soft drinks or
fountain service are available.
"We're proud to be recognized as Manitowoc's Global Strategic Supplier
of the Year," said Jim Jackson, director of global beverage sales for
Xylem's Flow Control business unit. "It's a testament to the strength of
our relationship, the hard work of the Xylem team, the experience that
comes with serving over four billion soft drinks per year and our
commitment to delivering products that delight Manitowoc's customers."
Flojet®, a Xylem brand, is a leading manufacturer of small
motor-driven and air-operated pumps for beverage and industrial
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling
customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public
utility, residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial 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 http://www.xyleminc.com.
Erin Vadala, +1 978-468-3076