About us

Solving the toughest water and process challenges wherever they occur

We bring together experienced professionals and advanced technologies to solve the world's most complex challenges related to water scarcity, quality, productivity, the environment and energy.

About GE Water & Process Technologies

As a strategic business partner, GE offers the most comprehensive set of chemical and equipment solutions and services available, helping our customers manage and optimize their water resources and process challenges across industries and municipalities.

Who we are

The benefit of working with GE...
we're able to go to them with problems;
they come up with solutions.

Ken Riddle, Lakeland Electric

It is our goal to enable our customers to meet increasing water demands and population needs, overcome scarcity challenges, enhance their environmental stewardship and comply with regulatory requirements.

GE provides the advanced technologies that enable customers to leverage big data across the industrial internet to drive efficiency and promote collaboration. We partner with our customers to help them reduce costs and prepare for the evolving demands of their industry.

Our History

Expertise and innovation define GE Water & Process Technologies rich history. We continue this tradition today with a continued focus on research, development and our people. The timeline below takes you on our journey of growth and the pursuit of pioneering technology to find solutions to the hurdles our customers face now and in the future.

1999
1999
Acquisition

Glegg Water Conditioning 

becomes part of GE.

...provides us with a totally new product and service offering that addresses the needs of a US$12 billion global industry segment.

Robert Nardelli
President and CEO of GEPS

2002
2002
Acquisition

BetzDearborn

becomes part of GE.

We are building a stronger GE Silicones business that will deliver better technologies and application development services to our global customers.

William A. Woodburn
President and CEO of GEPS
GE Speciality Materials

2003
2003
Acquisition

Osmonics, Inc.

becomes part of GE.

Osmonics will play a prime role in the evolution and growth of GE's water and industrial offerings.

Robert Nardelli
president and CEO of GEPS

2005
2005
Acquisition

Ionics

becomes part of GE.

The combination...will enable us to focus our resources on increasing access to safe drinking water and providing industrial customers with greater access to ultrapure water sources.

William A. Woodburn
president and CEO of GEPS
GE Speciality Materials

2006
2006
Acquisition

ZENON Environmental

becomes part of GE.

ZENON technology expands GE's ability to offer a broader range of...products that address our most pressing environmental needs, such as water scarcity and declining water quality, while improving efficiency, and reducing operating costs.

Andrew Benedek
Environmental Chairman & CEO of Zenon

2007
2007
Innovation

TrueSense* for Cooling is launched.

2007

2008
2008
Innovation
2009
2009
Innovation

Launch of the Muni.Z* depth filterusing Z.Plex technology, PROPAK* System, and ZeeWeed* 1500.

2009

2009
2009
Expansion

GE/NUS Singapure

Technology Center opens.

2009

2009
2009
Expansion

New Water & Process Technology Center opens in Saudi Arabia.
becomes part of GE.

The new technology center incorporates a blending plant for water treatment chemicals and offers advanced water, water reuse, wastewater and process solutions to local and regional customers.

2009

2010
2010
Innovation
2011
2011
Expansion

Wuxi plant expansion

doubles capacity of water technology manufacturing in China.

2011

2011
2011
Innovation
2012
2012
Expansion

The expanded Oroszlány Center of Excellence plant 

further extends GE's presence in Hungary and throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

2012

2014
2014
Acquisition

Monsal Ltd.

becomes part of GE.

The acquisition of Monsal, with its advanced anaerobic digestion technology, will enable us to provide our customers with more energy-efficient options for water treatment solutions. Now our wastewater treatment solutions can be combined with new, advanced anaerobic digestion technologies to convert biosolids to renewable sources of energy for our customers.

Heiner Markhoff
President and CEO
Water & Process Technologies

2014
2014
Innovation

GE is named Water Company of the Year

by Global Water Intelligence.