GE, Sealed Air expand global water alliance to India's food and beverage industry
GE and Sealed Air are bringing their global water alliance to the food and beverage markets in India.
BANGALORE, INDIA, Jan. 23, 2013 -- GE (NYSE: GE) and Sealed Air’s (NYSE: SEE) Diversey business are bringing their global water alliance to the food and beverage markets in India. GE and Diversey will provide advanced water and energy management services in the region, a first for the one-year-old alliance.
Specifically within the food and beverage industry, the alliance’s water offerings will support wastewater reuse projects and the reduction of freshwater consumption in the brewery, dairy, beverage and snack markets. In India, Sealed Air’s Diversey business will sell and service GE’s water treatment chemicals, water and process equipment, membrane and cartridge filtration products, analytical instruments and energy management solutions.
"The alliance brings together two organizations with complementary strengths and shared values, thereby enabling both GE and Sealed Air Diversey to serve our existing Indian customer base even better, while affording us the opportunity to reach more customers. As a leader in India and globally in the commercial cleaning and sanitation business, particularly in food and beverage processing, the Sealed Air Diversey team is well positioned to offer and implement environmentally efficient solutions that save customers water and energy," said Hoshang Subawalla, business leader, India -- water and process technologies for GE Power & Water.
"This is the coming together of two market leaders to bring cutting-edge solutions to the food and beverage sector where water is becoming more and more important by the day," said Himanshu Jain, vice president, Sealed Air India. "We are confident of being able to deliver the very best solutions, covering all aspects of cost, performance, sustainability and the best-in-class technology for our customers. As a technology and market leader, GE is an ideal partner."
The companies established a pilot program in 2010 to demonstrate the link between water treatment and cleaning and sanitation processes. The result was strong customer response following demonstrable improvements in water use and conservation as well as the overall efficiency of customer operations. In October 2011, GE and Diversey formed an alliance to deliver water and energy management services to Diversey’s cleaning and sanitation customers around the world. The alliance aims to manage water more efficiently while also providing clean and safe food and drink supplies.
Diversey is a business unit of Sealed Air Corp., a leader in food and other protective packaging solutions. The combination of Diversey and Sealed Air creates a new global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. The alliance with GE also will expand Sealed Air’s operational efficiency offerings, particularly in food and beverage processing plants.
About Sealed Air
Sealed Air is a global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. With widely recognized and inventive brands such as Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and DiverseyTM brand cleaning and hygiene solutions, Sealed Air offers efficient and sustainable solutions that create business value for customers, enhance the quality of life for consumers and provide a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations. On a pro forma basis, Sealed Air generated revenue of $8.1 billion in 2011, and has approximately 26,300 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.
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About GE Power & Water
GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar, biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Power & Water’s six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy, Thermal Products and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business.