Hitachi to merge its water facility engineering and RO membrane manufacturing units


Hitachi has decided to merge its water facility engineering business Aqua Works and Engineering with its reverse osmosis (RO) membrane manufacturing unit Aqua-Tech Engineering in Singapore.

Aqua Works and Engineering handles Hitachi's water related facilities for commercial and public segments, while Hitachi Aqua-Tech Engineering manages design, production, maintenance and sales of RO membrane systems.

After the merger, scheduled for 1 April, the two companies will operate under the name Hitachi Aqua-Tech.

"After completion of the merger, Hitachi Aqua-Tech has targeted annual revenues of nearly $27.9m by 2018 in Asia."

The merger aims at strengthening the Water and Environmental Solutions Business targeting resorts, high-rise condominiums and commercial facilities in Asia and island countries.

Hitachi will combine Aqua-Tech's RO membrane systems with Aqua Works' water landscape facilities to add more projects through the two companies' customer bases.

After completion of the merger, Hitachi Aqua-Tech has targeted annual revenues of nearly $27.9m by 2018 in Asia and island countries, particularly from Singapore and the Maldives.

RO membrane systems serve as key products in seawater desalinisation systems that allow to secure drinking water, as well as water treatment systems.

These wastewater treatment systems facilitate consumer and commercial wastewater to be reused.

Hitachi expects to enjoy an increased demand for RO membrane systems at commercial buildings, resorts and emerging countries in Asia, as well as landscape facilities, such as fountains and pools that use water.