General Electric and Pall Corp. form alliance to serve industrial water markets

General Electric and Pall Corp. announced that the companies' techologies will be combined to provide water management solutions to the industrial water marketplace.

TREVOSE, Pa. & EAST HILLS, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2004 -- General Electric and Pall Corp. announced that Pall's high performance microfiltration/ultrafiltration technologies will be integrated with GE Water Technologies' advanced design reverse osmosis/nanofiltration systems and services to provide total water management solutions to the industrial marketplace.

Every manufacturer has unique and stringent requirements for water. Now customers anywhere in the world can source vital water processing systems and rely on GE and Pall for the most advanced water processing technology, comprehensive service and support.

"We are pleased to work with Pall on this new initiative to provide a more complete and unique package of filtration and purification technologies and services to our industrial customer base," said George Oliver, Vice President and General Manager of GE Infrastructure - Water Technologies. He added, "The industrial markets have many different water requirements. This alliance allows us to efficiently tailor solutions to each of our customers."

"Teaming with GE to provide enhanced water purification solutions is good news for this complex marketplace," said Eric Krasnoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pall. "This new and powerful alliance creates a unique combination of equipment and services for water treatment. The result is a Total Water Management program providing our customers with the lowest 'total cost of ownership'."

About GE Water Technologies:

GE Infrastructure - Water Technologies was established in 2003 with the integration of GE Betz, GE Osmonics and GE Water into a global platform supplying specialty chemicals, pumps, valves, filters and fluid handling equipment for improving the performance of water, wastewater and process systems. The company is headquartered in Trevose, Pennsylvania. Further information can be found on its Web site (

About Pall Corporation:

Pall Corporation is involved in the rapidly growing fields of filtration, separations, and purification. Pall's business is organized around two broad markets: Life Sciences and Industrial. The company provides leading-edge products to meet the demanding needs of customers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, transfusion medicine, semiconductors, municipal drinking water, aerospace and broad industrial markets. Total revenues are $1.6 billion. The Company headquarters are in East Hills, New York with operations in more than 30 countries. Further information is available at

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