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

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

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- April 15, 2013

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: 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 (NYSE: 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 2012annual 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

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


Louise Cassidy for Xylem
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