Xylem launches Xylem Egypt plant for pump manufacturing
U.S. water technology giant Xylem and its regional partner, Egypt-based Tiba Manzalawi Group announce on Tuesday the launch of its new joint-venture manufacturing site, the Xylem Egypt Plant.
The plant will provide world-class water solutions and brands to the region.
“Xylem works closely with local partners to deliver international best-of-breed water solutions to match requirements on the ground.” the company said in a statement.
“As the Egyptian market grew, the feasibility of establishing a local manufacturing site became a reality, and Xylem with its partner, Tiba Manzalawi, collaborated to make the factory a reality.”
The new Xylem Egypt plant will produce parts and complete units, including manufacturing and assembly of leading water brands such as Flygt, Lowara, and Bell & Gossett, the statement added.
The plant will start manufacturing Split-Case Centrifugal pumps for different applications such as irrigation, HVAC, and commercial building services, and End-Suction pumps for industry and irrigation.
This plant is the first in Egypt to produce water pumps and other equipment on behalf of an international brand. Targeting both Egyptian and export markets, the Xylem plant will create substantial benefits for the region, including buying in local currency, shorter delivery times, and providing local support. It will also bolster employment and further catalyse Egypt’s rapid growth and progress.
In addition, the plant is projected to have a turnover of several billion Egyptian pounds over the next five years, with an initial investment of billions in Egyptian pounds to serve the multibillion-pound target market.
Xylem operates in over 150 countries, having enjoyed the support of the Egyptian market for over 50 years, culminating in 2022 with the opening of regional headquarters that serve both Egypt and the North African region.
Recent local projects by Xylem include:
- Abu Rawash treatment plant
- Gerza irrigation treatment project
- Alexandria wastewater pumping station renovations
- Ministerial District (New Administrative Capital) HVAC and plumbing
- New Alamein City Downtown & Towers water systems
- South Valley (Toshka) Irrigation Project
“Egypt has been a key Xylem market for over half a century, and we are honoured to participate in the country’s ongoing modernisation projects that brings new opportunities to its people and communities.” Vincent Chirouze, managing director of Xylem Africa, said.
“This first phase continues our commitment and deep connections with Egypt and we look forward to the next stages,”
Meanwhile, Shady Manzalawi, CEO at Tiba Manzalawi Group, said Egypt is growing and modernising into a leading 21st-century nation.
“The Xylem Egypt Plant is a big first for us, showing that Egypt can manufacture world-class products for a renowned international brand such as Xylem,
“… it reinforces our commitment to the Egyptian state’s vision of deepening local industry and reducing foreign currency costs to import finished products,” Manzalawi added.