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Xylem’s Flojet Awarded Global Strategic Supplier of the Year Honors by Manitowoc,
World Leader in Foodservice Equipment
IRVINE, CA – (April 4, 2012) – Flojet® (www.xylemflowcontrol.com/flojet/), a Xylem brand and leading manufacturer of small motor driven and air-operated pumps for beverage and industrial applications, announced today that it has earned the Global Strategic Supplier of the Year Award from Manitowoc, the world’s leading foodservice equipment company.
“We applaud Xylem for their exceptional job in understanding the needs of our business and those of our customers, while offering us the superb reliability and adaptability of their 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, 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. “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.”
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.