Nijhuis Saur Industries expands portfolio with acquisition of PWNT
Nijhuis Saur Industries has acquired PWNT, the commercial subsidiary of Dutch drinking water company PWN. PWNT specialises in purification solutions for drinking water and has offices in the Netherlands and Singapore.
According to Paulien Pistor, CEO of PWN, a fast-growing interest in PWNT's technology and the opportunity to offer PWNT and it's employees a healthy future has led to the sale. In order to meet the increasing demand, PWNT needs to expand internationally and focus even more on the development and marketing of its knowledge and technology. The nature of those activities is becoming less and less compatible with PWN as a parent company. Paulien Pistor: "As PWN, we must focus on our core task: drinking water supply and management of nature reserves in the province of North Holland, the Netherlands."
One of these technologies is CeraMac, a ceramic membrane water treatment system that was developed for PWN. The technology sparked interest internationally and PWNT has completed three successful drinking water plants with their technology in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Switzerland. The ceramic membrane technology gains validation, as was also underlined at the 2021 virtual edition of the Singapore International Water Week.
Other products of PWNT include ion exchange (SIX®), inline coagulation (ILCA®) and ceramic membrane applications (CeraMac®), as well as the “Proevenloods”, the test- and optimization facility of PWNT.
Drinking water solutions
With the acquisition of PWNT Nijhuis Saur Industries has strengthened its portfolio for the purification of drinking water.
Menno M. Holterman, CEO and President of Nijhuis Saur Industries: “At Nijhuis Saur Industries, PWNT is given the opportunity for further development in complete freedom while working closely with a successful and fast-growing team that is now active in more than 140 countries." In their press release Nijhuis Saur Industries emphasized the role of surface water as one of the most important sources of drinking water in the coming years. PWNT's technology, skills and expertise are an essential addition to their innovation and technology portfolio for the purification of drinking water. Menno Holterman: "Together with our experience in the design, supply, financing and operation of (drinking) water installations, we expect in the coming years PWNT will grow into a leading global provider of integrated drinking water solutions."
PWN and Nijhuis Saur Industries have entered into an additional agreement to continue working intensively with PWNT in the field of research and development for the next 5 years.