Univar to distribute water treatment products


Signs agreement in Italy and Southern Europe with GE Water & Process Technologies

Chemical distributor Univar has become GE Water & Process Technologies’ distributor of water treatment products.

The agreement starts in Italy and Southern Europe, eventually extending throughout Europe.

GE Water & Process Technologies’ products have applications in almost all industrial processes and will be relevant to Univar’s customers in the food and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in coatings and energy businesses.

Univar will be distributing products across five categories: boiler treatment, membrane separation, odour control, dust control and closed loop internal treatment.

Adding water treatment products to its portfolio opens up significant new opportunities for Univar’s business and reflects the company’s commitment to sustainability and the environment. Increasing the proportion of ‘greener’ products in its portfolio is a key pillar of Univar’s pioneering U+stainability programme and the opportunity to partner with companies that have strong track records in sustainability, like GE, is very important.

Andrea Natali, regional manager Italy, GE Power & Water, said: ‘At current levels of increasing consumption, water demand will exceed supply by 470 trillion gallons (1780 trillion litres) in 2020. We are creating advanced technologies that help develop new innovations for water purification and conservation that allow customers to run more efficient and responsible businesses.

‘It has been great to work with a company like Univar which has a focus on sustainability that mirrors our own and I am confident that we will do a great job together.’