Industrial Flow Solutions Acquires Clearwater Controls to Establish...

Industrial Flow Solutions Acquires Clearwater Controls to Establish IoT Solutions

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Industrial Flow Solution establishes IoT solutions by purchasing Clearwater Controls.

FREMONT, CA: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) creates a slew of new opportunities, particularly for the manufacturing industry. Industrial Flow Solutions, a leading provider of industrial pumping solutions headquartered in New Haven, Conn., USA, has purchased Clearwater Controls Ltd., a Glasgow, Scotland-based company. Clearwater Controls offers a comprehensive line of wastewater solutions, ranging from its industry-leading deragging intelligent systems for resolving specific pumping issues to more advanced monitoring technology for optimizing and managing entire water networks. The purchase price is not disclosed. Clearwater Controls will continue to operate under its current name and brand.

“As technology and smart data bring new changes to the water industry, this acquisition will establish Industrial Flow Solutions and Clearwater Controls as leaders in the new digital revolution,” states John Wilson, President of Industrial Flow Solutions. “This new partnership supports our combined missions to transform any industry that relies on high usage of water and the need for treatment.”

Clearwater Controls is best known for its intelligent deragging control system, the DERAGGER. With its latest innovation, the company is bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to industrial sectors: cloud-based data analytics and management for improved monitoring of water networks. Clearwater Controls solutions enable engineers and operators to analyze and create baseline data on their pump networks' performance in real-time to optimize operations, identify problems, perform cost-effective predictive maintenance, and avoid potentially harmful and costly environmental impacts. These intelligent interventions will enable the industry to transition from a reactive to a predictive asset management model.

“This acquisition is of mutual benefit to both companies, making each uniquely more competitive. We have common values of being customer focused, highly responsive, innovative, collaborative, supportive, and ambitious. We will provide Clearwater Controls with resources and expertise to strengthen its business overall. Reciprocally, Clearwater Controls unique and agnostic control solutions open a huge opportunity for Industrial Flow Solutions to access a worldwide market,” Wilson adds.

By integrating Clearwater Controls' DERAGGER PRO pump station controller across its brands, Industrial Flow Solutions will bring intelligent efficiency to nearly all product lines, particularly the ground-breaking OverWatch’s Direct In-Line Pumping System platform. Complementary Clearwater Controls products and technology will add value for customers looking to reduce startup time, increase reliability, and provide real-time cloud-based data.

“Clearwater Controls is taking the lead in seizing the groundswell of interest and momentum around intelligent monitoring and management of wastewater networks,” says Simon Crompton, Managing Director, Clearwater Controls. “Our partnership with Industrial Flow Solutions provides us with a greater footprint to advance pumping technology worldwide.”

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