Alliance to distribute GE water treatment products in Africa

Under a new agreement, AECI subsidiary ImproChem (Pty) Ltd. will distribute GE's water and chemical process technologies, monitoring solutions and water and process equipment systems in Africa...

TREVOSE, PA, Oct. 24, 2011 -- Under a new agreement, AECI subsidiary ImproChem (Pty) Ltd. will distribute GE's water and chemical process technologies, monitoring solutions and water and process equipment systems in Africa.

The distribution agreement will leverage GE's advanced technologies and ImproChem's extensive local expertise to create greater access to innovative water solutions in the African market. The distribution agreement will cover South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

ImproChem provides integrated water, energy and air solutions to the chemical, refining, petrochemical, mining and food and beverage industries. The agreement will enable ImproChem to deliver GE's latest water technologies to its customers to improve efficiency, while reducing operating costs.

GE and ImproChem also have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore further business opportunities to better serve customers throughout Africa.

"The signing of the distribution agreement for Africa will strengthen both GE and ImproChem's presence in the water and process chemicals and equipment systems market," said Louis du Toit, managing director, ImproChem. "Customers in the region can only benefit from the new water equipment and chemical technologies they now can access."

"GE is at work connecting people and ideas everywhere to create advanced technologies that power a cleaner, more productive world," said Ralph Hadley, GE region executive, CMS Europe & Africa -- water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. "The African distribution agreement with ImproChem is another example of how we help our customers tackle challenges in new, innovative ways."

GE continues to offer a complete portfolio of solutions to customers in Africa, including advanced cooling chemistry, process chemistry, membrane chemicals and equipment systems to help customers protect their assets, optimize processes and improve efficiency. Together, both GE and ImproChem are committed to bringing technology, expertise and best practices to the African market.

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