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GE expands water treatment technology center of excellence in Hungary

October 16, 2012

OROSZLÁNY, Hungary — Today marks the 10th anniversary of GE’s Water & Process Technologies Global Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Oroszlány — the world’s largest ultrafiltration (UF) and membrane-bioreactor (MBR) module manufacturing site.

Since 2002, this facility has increased its production capacity tenfold with its growth underscoring the urgent need for municipalities and industrial users to treat and reuse water, both to conserve freshwater supplies and to lessen the impact of wastewater discharges, according to a press release.

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Attending the anniversary celebration at the plant today were many local dignitaries including Karoly Takacs, the mayor of Oroszlány; Bianka Nauzika Wallner, U.S. Commercial Service Budapest, representing the U.S. Ambassador; Gabor Rajnai, a former mayor of Oroszlány; Pasztor Bela, the mayor of the city of Veresegyház; and Csaba Schmidt, the mayor of Tatabanya.

“This growth of our Oroszlány facility corresponds with Europe’s growing needs for better and more cost-effective water solutions,” said Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO—water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. “It is a tangible demonstration of GE’s commitment to serve its customers in the region and deliver outstanding products, services and support, while deepening GE’s already significant presence in Hungary.”