Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, has acquired Tideland Signal Corporation, a privately owned company specializing in analytics solutions in the coastal and ocean management sectors. News of the acquisition was shared in the Company's 4th quarter earnings announcement.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with key locations in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Singapore, Tideland is a leading producer of analytics solutions in the coastal and ocean management sectors, sold under the Tideland and IMT brands. With navigation and analytical products and services used by ports and harbours, marine authorities, offshore oil and gas and wind power installations, Tideland generated revenue of approximately $48 million in 2015.
"The Tideland acquisition demonstrates Xylem's commitment to acquire attractive businesses that complement our global portfolio, and enable us to provide solutions to the tough water challenges our customers face every day," said Colin Sabol, Xylem's Senior Vice President and President of Analytics and Treatment. "Tideland's products, services, and long-standing customer relationships will extend our reach within the ocean and coastal market, and provide us scale in the environmental monitoring systems business. We're proud to have the Tideland team join ocean and coastal experts from Xylem representing brands like HYPACK, SonTek, Aanderaa and YSI."
Xylem's analytics businesses are leading manufacturers of premium field, portable, laboratory and online analytical instruments used in water and wastewater, environmental, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and life science applications. The company's meters, sensors, analyzers and related consumables are used every day by thousands of end-users worldwide to analyze and control quality in countless applications where precise measurement is required. Xylem Analytics started with the core brands of WTW, SI Analytics, Aanderaa Data Instruments, Global Water Instrumentation, ebro and Bellingham + Stanley, and has grown through a series of successful acquisitions including OI Analytical, YSI, MJK Automation, HYPACK, and most recently Visenti and Sensus. www.xylemanalytics.com
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions. The combined Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2016 revenue of $3.8 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
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 www.xylem.com.