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.