Canadian Manufacturing

German consortium sets sights on Canadian waste water sector

The new North American section will be a platform to exchange water-related know-how, technology and business

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—A German consortium of government agencies, scientific institutes, Non-governmental organizations (NGO) and commercial enterprises in water-related services and industries has established a regional section for North America.

This new section of the German Water Partnership (GWP) will be headed by KSB Canada executive Dirk Ruppert, who has helped launch GWP initiatives around the world.

The objective of the GWP is to make German engineering, know-how and experience in the water sector accessible to global partners and clients.

Formed in 2008, the GWP has over 350 members.

The new North American section of the GWP will be a platform to exchange water-related expertise, technology and business with partners in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

In Canada, the GWP has already launched a dialogue with WaterTAP Ontario, an organization promoting innovative solutions in water management to Canadian companies.

“While Canada possesses massive water resources, parts of the country still face a strong demand for drinking water purification and waste water treatment,” emphasizes Ruppert, National Business Development Manager for Mississauga-based KSB Pumps Inc. “The GWP initiative wants to help upgrade the infrastructure in these areas with the latest technologies. I’m looking forward to working with new partners from Canada and the rest of North America.”

KSB Pumps Inc., based in Mississauga, Ont., is a member of the KSB Group, a global manufacturer of pumps, valves and systems with revenues of 2.268 billion Euros with a global workforce of 16,200 employees.

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