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Xylem, a leading global water technology provider, and regional partner, the Tiba Manzalawi Group, have launched a joint venture manufacturing site that will provide water solutions and brands to the region

Xylem water pump manufacturing EgyptThe new Xylem Egypt Plant will produce parts and complete units. (Image source: Xylem)

Xylem expressed that as the Egyptian market grew, the feasibility of establishing a local manufacturing site became more of a reality. Therefore, the company and Tiba Manzalawi collaborated to bring the factory into being. 

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. It will initially manufacture Split-Case Centrifugal pumps for different applications such as irrigation, HVAC and commercial building services, and End-Suction pumps for industry and irrigation.

This is the first factory in Egypt to produce water pumps and other equipment on behalf of an international brand and it will target both domestic and export markets. In doing so, it will create substantial benefits for the region, including buying in local currency, shorter delivery times, and providing local support. The Xylem Egypt Plant will also bolster employment and further catalyse Egypt's rapid growth and progress.

The Xylem Egypt Plant is projected to have a turnover of several billion EGP over the next five years, with an initial investment to serve the multi-billion-pound target market.

“Egypt is growing and modernising into a leading 21st-century nation. When the need surfaced for more local capacity in the water solutions market, Tiba Manzalawi and Xylem already had the joint mindset and focus to make it happen. 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, and it reinforces our commitment to the Egyptian State's vision of deepening local industry and reducing foreign currency costs to import finished products,” commented Shady Manzalawi, CEO at Tiba Manzalawi Group.

This announcement is but one in a long string of recent celebrations for Xylem (which currently operates in more than 150 countries). In 2022 it opened a regional headquarters to serve Egypt and the North African region. Other recent local projects by the company 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

“We are very excited about launching the Xylem Egypt Plant. 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. This first phase continues our commitment and deep connections with Egypt and we look forward to the next stages,” commented Vincent Chirouze, managing director – Xylem Africa.