RWL Water Strategy Taking Shape with New Deals

10 Dec 2015
Available with corporate subscription

On 18 November 2015, RWL Water announced a joint venture, RWL Water Mexico, with Química Apollo to pursue industrial water and wastewater treatment projects in Mexico. Mexico-based Química Apollo specializes in chemical treatment services in the oil and gas, power, and other industrial sectors.

US-based RWL was founded by Ronald W. Lauder in 2010 and has since expanded geographically through five key acquisitions– Nirosoft, Aeromix, Eurotek, Unitek, Tipton­– and key local partnerships in emerging water markets. The company has built a global position supplying water, wastewater, and reuse treatment solutions across municipal and industry verticals.

Only since 2014 has the firm consolidated its acquired brands under one global banner to present itself as an integrated solutions provider.

Bluefield Takeaways

  • RWL angles to carve-out position as alternative to “Big Water”
  • Strategic relationships open doors to new markets, stimulating project pipeline
  • Heightened expectations for private infrastructure players in Latin America