Water treatment refers to the purification of water so that it can be used for irrigation, drinking, industries, river flow maintenance etc. The companies that offer these services are called Water treatment companies. These companies try to remove the effluents in the water thee by making them potable and ready to use. Given below are the top water treatment companies of the world 2018.
Located in Naperville, Illinois, United states this company mainly is an Ecolab company which provides water, air and energy improvement solutions. The founder of this enterprise is Herbert Kern founder and Wilson Evans the co-founder. The company aims at providing products that reduce the consumption of energy, water and other natural resources. It was originally founded as National Aluminate Corporation in 1928. Nalco has 70,000 customers and has employee strength of 11,500. It operates in more than 130 countries and its revenue is about $3.9 billion.
9. KURITA WATER INDUSTRIES
Founded in the year 1949 this industry aims at providing water treatment chemicals and processing of these chemicals. It was founded by Haruo Kurita. This company further expanded its business in the field of water treatment facilities business, chemical cleaning business, and maintenance services and later in the pulp and paper, petrochemical and steel industries. It has established itself in 14 different locations overseas and has been listed in the nature Stock index.
8. GE WATER
This company was founded in 2008. The headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This company no longer operates under the name GE WATER but under the names of GE Energy Management, GE Oil & Gas, and GE Power & Water. This company aims at providing water management solutions to its clients.
7. AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY.
The founder of this company is James S. Kuhn, W.S Kuhn. This company is a public utility company which operates in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1886 this company manages the drinking water and wastewater system of the country. In 2003 this company established American Water Military Services Group, to treat and supply fresh water to the Military. Its headquarters is located in Voorhees, New Jersey with about 6,400 employees and caters the needs of 15 million people across 45 U.S. states and also Ontario, Canada.
6. THAMES WATER UTILITIES.
Thames water utilities also known as Thames Water was founded in 1989. It aims at providing clean water and recycling waste water in various regions of Greater London, the Thames Valley, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Kent, and some other areas of the United Kingdom. Its estimate supply for the day is 2.6 gig litres of drinking water per day, and treats 4.4 gig litres of wastewater. This company is owned by Kemble Water Holdings Ltd.
5. SEVERN TRENT
Another UK based company was founded in the year 1974. Its headquarters is located in Coventry, England. It mainly provides its services to the mainland area of Europe. It also has its holdings in US and the Middle East. Andrew Duff is the Chairman and Liy Garfeild is the CEO. Severn Trent was regulated under the Water Industry Act of 1991. Severn Trent Water and Severn Trent Services are the two companies of this group.
4. UNITED UTILITIES
Another UK based group the United Utilities Group PLC (UU) was founded in the year 1995, as a result of the merging of two companies North West Water and NORWEB.This group regulates water and waste water in North West England. The company’s head office is at Warrington with an employee strength of its shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Index. North West England is the wettest region in England, and water hardness across the region is soft to very soft.
3. ITT CORPORATION
ITT Corporation (ITT) was founded in the year 1920. Another American company which is based in White Plains, New York, This Company produces specialty components for the aerospace, transportation, energy and industrial markets. The company was called as ITT Industries, Inc. and changed its name to ITT Corporation in 2006.In 2011; the water technology business of this company is named as Xylem Inc.
2. SUEZ ENVIRONMENT
The company in the top two is Suez Environnement S.A. this is a French-based utility company which works mainly on water treatment and waste management sectors. This company was under the operations of Suez and then spun-out to form GDF Suez on 22 July 2008. 35% of the shares is still owned by GDF Suez .The shares of Suez Environnement are listed on the Euronext .The company’s head quarters is located at 8th arrondissement of Paris.
1. VEOLIA ENVIRONMENT
A French based company started in the year 1853 provides its services in three main sectors with water management, waste management and energy services. Its headquarters is located in Paris, France. The company’s employee strength is 318,376 The Company has a strong holding in about 48 countries across the world. The company generates about€29.4 billion and is also quoted in the Euro next Paris and the Exchange. After major changes this company is now called as Veolia.
These water treatment companies play a major role in our society. With the increase in the economic activities fresh and clean water is necessary for our daily life and these companies ensure to provide us with clean water and also treat the unclean water and put it to better use by recycling.