Xylem Inc., a global water technology leader, announced in early November 2016 that it has acquired Visenti Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based smart water analytics company that provides a suite of advanced products and services to enable smart management of water networks.
Visenti was launched out of the SMART research program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is focused on supporting water utilities in monitoring their infrastructure and optimising their operations through advanced analytics. Its solutions portfolio is highly complementary to Xylem’s offerings, and targets the growing challenge of non-revenue water loss – treated drinking water that is lost due to leaks, theft or other causes.
Visenti’s technologies include real-time leak detection, identification of pipe network assets at risk of failure, operational simulations, meter data analytics and water quality monitoring. Visenti effectively integrates advanced software and hardware to enable water utilities to reduce energy and water wastage in real-time without compromising water quality and hydraulic standards.
Xylem and Visenti entered into a strategic partnership in 2012 to develop smart optimisation of water networks by utilising energy-efficient technology and smart sensing platforms for large-scale deployment projects in Singapore and Hong Kong.
“With Visenti, we have acquired a strategically valuable asset to strengthen Xylem’s offering in systems intelligence solutions, focusing on non-revenue water. Together, we will be able to help customers around the world solve one of their most significant and costly water challenges,” said Steve Leung, Senior Vice President and President, Emerging Markets, Xylem Inc. Visenti was founded in 2011 and has 30 employees.